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Spring Events at Holiday Valley: Sunshine and Soft Snow Leads to Zany Fun!

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Holiday ValleyEllicottville, N.Y. - Springtime at Holiday Valley is the season for crazy events and fun for all. More than 11 feet of snow has already fallen this winter and that has been supplemented by excellent conditions for snowmaking and good, consistent cold temperatures. The result is a thick base of snow which will last well into April. A daily snow and weather report may be found at www.holidayvalley.com/snow-report. Soon the weather will be milder with sunshine likely and Holiday Valley has several events planned to entertain skiers, riders and spectators through the spring ski season right through - and beyond - closing day of April 5th.

March Maple Madness at The Wild Center

Feb 23, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Each weekend in March, join The Wild Center in celebrating all things maple! Tour the sugar shack, try the maple quest, taste some maple treats at the cafe, and special programming celebrate the maple sugaring season.

The month begins on Sunday, March 1st with special presentations at 10:30 am featuring an overview of The Wild Center's maple program and of maple sugaring in the Adirondacks. Don't forget to stop by and visit with an Adirondack Museum historian and check out some old school maple artifacts. The day also includes discounts in store, maple foods to try, a Maple Porter beer tasting, sugar shack tours, a Maple Quest for kids, animal encounters and a snowshoe hike.

MEDIA ALERT: Destiny USA’s Winter Fun Day Pass Extended

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Destiny USA's Day Pass allows families to play at four entertainment venues for one low price The pass will now be redeemable until March 21st

 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA's Winter Fun Day Pass is now redeemable until Saturday, March 21st. The three week extension from its original end date of February 28 will allow guests to utilize the 24 hour pass and enjoy a fun-filled day at Destiny USA's entertainment venues, while saving money.

The Winter Fun Day Pass allows guests to receive admission into four of 11 participating entertainment venues at one low cost.

THE ISKINY Free For Kids Passport Program Is Going Strong!

Feb 10, 2015 by I Love NY Staff

Kids Ski for Free PassportFor 3rd and 4th Graders - Get Your Kids Passport Today! Good for the rest of the 2014-15 season!

New York State - The ISKINY Free For Kids Passport Program is still available for this season! In fact, if you send in your application and payment by the end of business Wednesday 2/11 it will ship out on Thursday 2/12 and you will get it in time for the President's Winter Break.

Museum Evening Speaker Series to focus on the Ice Harvesting Industry

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Ice HarvestingCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Winter Evening Speakers Series: The Ice Harvesting Industry. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

The Hudson Valley was once the world's epicenter of the natural ice industry. Spring fed lakes supplied ice to the finest NYC hotels and luxurious ocean liners and it was prized across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Margaritaville opens its doors at Destiny USA

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

MargaritavilleThe iconic tourism venue is now open on Destiny USA's third level, near WonderWorks

The venue celebrated with announcement of partnership with Say Yes to Education Syracuse, N.Y.- Margaritaville hosted its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony this morning in front of the venues location on the third level across from Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill and next to WonderWorks. Margaritaville at Destiny USA will provide a different glimpse into the Margaritaville lifestyle and offer guests a one of a kind experience. This is the brand's first location in New York State.

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.

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