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Category - natural attractions

Spring Whitewater Season Approaching in New York’s Adirondacks

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Class IV & V Rapids Expected in Northern New York

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This spring, beginning about mid-April, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York's rivers will churn out some of the most intense whitewater in the country on the Hudson River for a "big water" rafting season that fades by mid-summer, but is epic while it lasts.

Adirondack whitewater rafting guides offer safe passage down the 17-mile stretch of the Gorge, which is renowned for its intense spring rapids. Book a whitewater rafting trip now to experience the Hudson River's awesome big water season.

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Launch New Kaaterskill Clove Experience

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Explore the Catskills' Incredible Contributions to American Art & History on a New Discovery Trail

Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County unveil a new self-guided discovery trail through the historic mountains and river valleys of literary fame and artistic acclaim: The Kaaterskill Clove Experience.

The Kaaterskill Clove Experience provides visitors with renewed contextual access to the area's important historic sites, hiking trails and cultural attractions. Recognized for its scenic beauty, the Clove's landscape has inspired countless artists for generations, and the experience's stops represent key places in American history.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center

Mar 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Brook Trout fingerlingsCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m.-4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Trout Weekend at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

"The Brook Trout is New York's official State fish. A native of New York, it is a small, attractive and feisty game fish,"

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.

New Lewis County Maple Trail App Ready to Lead Consumers to Sweet 2015 Maple Weekend Sites

Feb 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Lewis County Maple Trail AppCroghan, N.Y. - A new Lewis County Maple Trail app will guide those in search of sweet treats made from the sap of the abundant maple trees in the upstate NY county that leads the state in the number of maple farms by county. The Lewis County Maple Trail is the latest addition to the instant info available by app for activities, shopping options, restaurants and accommodations in Lewis County. Five sugarhouses and the American Maple Museum are participating in the new Android and I-Phone-friendly mobile app titled ‘Adirondacks Tug Hill Region Our backyard. Your Adventure.'

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.

White House Highlights Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Jan 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Last month the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) launched a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students and citizens with the best-available, science based information about climate change. The launch included a number of commitments by Federal agencies and outside groups to increase the nation's knowledge of climate change.

Community Bank Supports A New Perspective

Dec 23, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Community Bank has recognized the regional significance of Wild Walk by donating $25,000 to the iconic, outdoor experience that will change the way visitors to The Wild Center view the forest that surrounds them. "Aside from its innovative design, Wild Walk is a new platform for seeing the world with a different perspective," said Craig Stevens, VP of Commercial Banking at Community Bank. "Changing perspectives makes people grow and consider other points of view, encouraging lifelong learning. Community Bank is honored to support this new way to see the Adirondacks."

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.

Adirondack Fall Foliage Tours – Great Camps to Castles, Lakes to Underground Railroad Routes

Sep 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Explore the History of the Adirondacks This Fall in Northern New York

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Fall in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York offers one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country as well as a variety of scenic tours that explore the history and beauty of the region's mountains and lakes.

Across the Adirondacks, autumn opens the doors to unique fall tours and cherished traditions, including:

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Fort Ticonderoga will be offered on Thursday, September 18 with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH). Fort Ticonderoga is one of the oldest and most significant military fortresses in America's history. Guided tour scheduled for 10 am - 4 pm. Lunch included. Cost is $65 for non-AARCH members.

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