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Fabulous winter fun and great memories await visitors in Orange County, N.Y.

Jan 14, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tubing with a view at Thomas Bull Memorial ParkOrange County, N.Y. - Kick off 2015 by getting outside and taking in the fresh air! Orange County's winter landscape is filled with frosty, frolicking fun that will keep everyone energized and invigorated this season.

Conditions permitting, the area is filled with hundreds of miles of hiking trails for every level of expertise, snow tubing, snow boarding, and fantastic skiing venues. Orange County is only a 70-minute ride from Manhattan, two and a half hours from Philadelphia, and three and a half hours from Boston. So grab your warm jacket, scarf, gloves, and boots and see why a day or weekend in Orange County creates wonderful winter memories.

Sledding Party at Historic Mansion

Jan 14, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Clermont State Historic SiteGermantown, N.Y. - Clermont State Historic Site is hosting its annual sledding party from 12-3 pm on Sunday, January 25th, with a "No Snow Date" of Sunday, February 8th. This is the one day each year when the historic grounds are opened to sledding. Guests can warm up with hot chocolate and homemade treats by the fire. A great day for families! Free admission, safety sleds only (no metal runners).

For more information about this program or to volunteer, please contact Clermont State Historic Site at (518) 537-4240.

Dickens Christmas Returns to Skaneateles - Opening Day Is Nov. 28

Nov 21, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Dickens Christmas in SkaneatelesSkaneateles, N.Y. - In Skaneateles, it's always a Dickens of a Christmas. For each of the last 21 years, Charles Dickens has spent a month in this charming lakeside village, gathering research for his soon-to-be written classic "A Christmas Carol." On village streets, he encounters Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, the Ghost of Jacob Marley, President John Tyler, and a bevy of other characters ranging from finishing school girls to pickpockets. Magic, music and merriment prevail, as the revels play and guests ride by in horse-drawn carriages.

Artisan Fair Nov. 29 at The Wild Center

Nov 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - This year on Saturday, November 29th from 10am until 5pm, admission to The Wild Center is just $5. You get to shop local artisan offerings and get the fun of a full special day at the Center. Plus, you support the Small Business Saturday movement.

A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center, showcasing local artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods makers, all natural candles and toiletries and more. Unique items from The Wild Supply Co. will complete your holiday shopping, and there is free gift wrapping. Local musician, Steve Borst, will fill the Center with music throughout the day.

A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Nov 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The halls are being decked!  Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children’s programs from late November through New Year’s Eve. Staatsburg, N.Y. - The halls are being decked! Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children's programs from late November through New Year's Eve. The site opens for the holiday season on Friday, November 28, and offers public hours Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 4pm (closed Christmas Day) through December 31.  Special evening hours are from 6pm to 8pm on Friday December 12, and additional days for visiting the mansion include Noon to 4pm on Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31.

Ghoulish Halloween Fun

Oct 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Hudson Valley haunts offer spooky entertainment in Orange County, NY  

Orange County, N.Y. - Halloween thrill seekers looking for real shock value will find plenty of places to be scared to death in Orange County.  Whether it's "flashlight" corn maze fun at one of the county's local farms, or the shrieking madness of a scare park, Orange County has a wonderful variety of eerie entertainment to make your visit memorable and your nights sleepless. Tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut make the trip annually to be horrified.

Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest Returns Oct. 11-12

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gore Mountain Autumn GondolaGore Mountain will feature the largest number of vendors and activites to date! Join the free, family-oriented fun Columbus Day Weekend

North Creek, N.Y. - Harvest Fest returns to Gore Mountain Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. This massive festival is open 10:30am-4:30pm each day and includes live music, kids' activities, vendors, and fall fun for whole family. Admission is completely free!

Harvest Fest 2014 will feature the largest array of Adirondack vendors yet, including jewelers, photographers, artists, furniture makers, specialty foods, and much more.

Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Spirits FamilyOct. 17-18 & 22-25

Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today.

Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century.

Adirondack Balloon Festival Starts Today

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Glens Falls and Queensbury, N.Y. (Sept. 18) - Beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 21, witness the flight of hundreds of balloons in Glens Falls and Queensbury. It's all part of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, an American Bus Association Top 100 Event, which has enchanted spectators since 1973. The celebration begins in Glens Falls with a community party offering balloons, fun and ...

Oswego Prepares for First FallOween Event

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fall Oween!Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes. The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!.

This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds.

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