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The Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center announced today the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center's current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat.

Farm to Fork Evening Market and Supper Series Offers Unique Experience to Local Foodies

Aug 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Owego, N.Y. - Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM) presents the Farm to Fork: Evening Market and Supper Series every Thursday this summer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Owego.

Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors.

Tupper Lake is All Over New York City

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wild Center in NYCTupper Lake, N.Y. - This month millions of commuters are getting a taste of Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks, courtesy of a brand new ad now running on subways, buses and signs in and around New York City. The ad features an image from the Raquette River taken by Wild Center board member, Rick Godin, a few years ago.

Hillarie Logan-Dechene, the Center's Director of Philanthropy, recently attended the Governor's Tourism Summit and was approached by an I LOVE NEW YORK staff member who wanted to include the Center in their ‘Get Outta Town' campaign. I LOVE NEW YORK, the state tourism bureau, launched the campaign last year, encouraging those in New York City to explore other areas of the state.

Isles to Icons – NY’s Adirondack Campgrounds Offer Adventure & Family-Friendly Options

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment.

Top Mountain Biking Trails & Events in the Adirondacks to Check Out for Summer Riding

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Discover the one of the Mountain Biking Community's Best Kept Secrets: New York's Adirondacks Adirondack Region, N.Y. - New York's Adirondack Region offers hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails for all abilities - from beginner loops to steep expert descents - and a summer's worth of knobby tire races and festivals.

Grab your gear and head to the Adirondack Mountains for spectacular riding on uncrowded trails, including:

Near the Gore Mountain Region: Garnet Hill Lodge in North River is home to mountain biking trails for all abilities on cross-country ski trails that wind for 35 miles around the property.

National Trails Day 2014: New Trail Openings, Group Hikes and Volunteer Projects

Jun 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Parks & Trails New YorkAlbany, N.Y. - In celebration of the American Hiking Society's 22nd annual National Trails Day®, Parks & Trails New York is urging everyone to spend some time on one of the state's more than 16,000 miles of trail on Saturday, June 7. New Yorkers can select from 45 different events. Hikes, bike and horse rides, trail maintenance, paddle trips, trail dedication ceremonies, and other activities are being held in cities and towns across the state.

2nd Annual Adirondack Farm to School Festival Taking Place in Tupper Lake on May 30

May 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

WILD CenterEncouraging Local Food in Our Schools Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Adirondack Farm to School Initiative announces its 2nd annual Farm to School Festival, to be held at the Lake Placid High School & Olympic Oval on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 4-7 pm. From 4 pm - 6 pm the event will feature area farmers, organizations, dinner with fresh local ingredients, live music from Big Slyde, student environmental groups from the Tri-Lakes, educational booths and activities. The event concludes with a special presentation by Mark and Kristin Kimball from Essex Farm from 6-7 pm in the Lake Placid High School Auditorium.

Destiny USA reaches LEED© milestone with new stores

May 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Destiny USASyracuse, N.Y.- Fifty-one spaces at Destiny USA have achieved formal LEED© certification status from the United States Green Building Council with The Cheesecake Factory and Lucky Brand both achieving LEED© certification this month.

Destiny USA achieved certification in February 2012 and established a precedent that all new stores within the expansion were lease obligated to obtain LEED© certification. Destiny USA was formally recognized as the largest LEED Gold certified commercial building in the world on February 6, 2012 from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Big Splash Sustainability Festival Moves to Owego

May 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Susquehanna Big SplashOwego, N.Y. - On May 24th and 25th the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will present The Susquehanna River Big Splash Sustainability Fair at the Tioga County Fairgrounds (Marvin Park) in Owego, New York.

Please join us for two days of music, green business exhibitions, local foods, and workshops. There will be a presentation from Southern Tier Solar Works about their new Broome/Tioga County solar initiative.

Build a Greener Adirondacks at The Wild Center

Jan 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

wild-center.JPGConference specifically designed for the Adirondack building trade   Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Almost 40 percent of all the energy used in the United States is used by buildings or by activities in those buildings, such as heat, lights, computers and other equipment. The older housing stock and cold winters in the Adirondacks mean that even more energy is wasted in this region than in others. ...
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