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Governor Cuomo Announces 2016 Bus from New York City to Ski Areas Kicks Off January 22

Dec 3, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Albany, NY (November 30, 2015) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the I LOVE NEW YORK Winter Ski Bus will begin weekly trips from New York City to upstate ski areas on January 22. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the bus will offer downstate skiers and riders day trips to Hunter, Plattekill and Belleayre mountains. Additionally, I LOVE NEW YORK has partnered with popular outfitter REI to further spread the word about the outdoor adventures that the State has to offer.

It’s the Perfect Time to Visit Hard Cideries in Orange County, N.Y.

Nov 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

local officials toasting the relocation of Angry Orchard to Walden, N.Y.Orange County, N.Y. (November 5, 2015) - With the grand opening of Angry Orchard in Walden, N.Y. on Friday, and plenty of events on tap, hard cideries are the place to be this holiday season. It's the perfect time to visit a tasting room and plan pairings for the upcoming Thanksgiving meal.

"Orange County's long history of beautiful apple orchards make it a prime spot for the exciting craft cider culture that has taken off in recent years," said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. "We're excited to welcome Angry Orchard to the Orange County craft cider scene, and now visitors can taste this delicious beverage at five different cideries around the county."

October Adventures in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County Offer Array of Fall Festivals

Sep 28, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Don't Miss Fall's Colors, Book a Catskills Getaway Now

Greene County, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2015) - October in Greene County offers an almost dizzying array of festivals celebrating both Bavarian and Irish traditions, apple harvests, and Halloween revelry.

Just two hours north of New York City, and three hours west of Boston, head to the Catskills to enjoy the last of fall's colorful foliage at some of the Catskills coolest places, including:

Bronck Museum's Heritage Craft Fair on October 4 offers a chance to slip through time at the site of the oldest house in New York, built in 1663.

Best Rides for Leaf Peeping in the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks

Aug 31, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Motorcycle-Friendly Attractions Offer Foliage Festivals & Tours

Northern New York (August 31, 2015) - Fall in Northern New York is a festival of colors, offering fun events and plenty of roadways ideal for leaf peeping, whether by motorcycle or on a quick break during a scenic drive touring New York's historic attractions.

In the 1000 Islands Region, autumn's brilliant foliage is set against the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to the north and west, and the foothills of the Adirondacks to the east, offering motorcycle routes with spectacular views in every direction.

Go Tour NY Routes Run Through Wine, Beer and BBQ Country

Jul 7, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

www.GoTourNY.com Features New York State Routes Through the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks

Cape Vincent, N.Y. (July  7, 2015) - In the 1000 Islands and Adirondacks, the dog days of summer fade into fall with the scent of savory barbecue, the roar of a motorcycle on an open road and the sweet reward of a local brew at the end of the ride.

Both regions offer an array of food and wine events located along the scenic motorcycle routes featured on www.GoTourNY.com.

Top 7 Trips for Adventure, Romance & Rest in New York’s Adirondack Region

Jun 15, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Forest Bathing, Breweries & Barefooted Adirondack Adventures: Go Native in Summer 2015

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - From forest bathing - a Japanese practice that aims to boost health through immersion in nature - to sampling locally made microbrews during a beach festival, the Adirondacks of Northern New York offer enriching, unique and thirst-quenching options to enhance any visit.

Steal away to the Adirondacks this summer to indulge in one of seven adventurous offerings including:

#GoTourNY Photo Contest Promotes Motorcycle Routes in the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks

Jun 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tag Photos with #GoTourNY for a Chance to Win a $50 Gas Card or GoPro Camera

Lake Placid, N.Y. - A new contest sponsored by www.GoTourNY.com is underway, encouraging motorcyclists riding in the 1000 Islands Region and the Adirondacks to take photos of their adventures and post to social media channels with the hashtag #GoTourNY for a chance to win a weekly or monthly prize.

Motorcycle Rallies & Festivals Planned for Northern New York Hot Spots This Summer

May 21, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Use #GoTourNY to Find Motorcycle Rallies & Great Riding in the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands

1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondacks and 1000 Islands will echo with the roar of motorcyclists from around the country as they gather for events showcasing the unique attractions and scenic routes of Northern New York.

The Adirondacks and 1000 Islands offer some of the most scenic and immaculate roadways in the state, traveling along historic corridors while providing access to motorcycle rallies and events. Download free tank maps, find event details and tips for where to ride at www.GoTourNY.com, then head to the Lake George Area on May 30, for the week-long Warrensburg Bike Rally, held at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg.

2015 Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest set for June 5-7

May 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Wilmington Bike FestWilmington, N.Y. - With a mix of road bike, mountain bike, uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5 - 7, 2015.

The weekend begins on Friday, when spectators will enjoy incredible stunts, jumps and tricks at the Wilmington Bike Park as Krushers Stunt Team, from Montreal, Quebec, return for the free jump jam and trials exhibition. Other events Friday evening include Sam Perkins and Carsinn Wilson performing bike acrobatics.

Adirondack Mountain Bike Trails Continue to Expand for 2015 Season

May 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mountain Bike Fests Kick Off on Trails in June

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Adirondack Region is a growing mecca for mountain bikers in the Northeast, offering well-maintained trails, and a community of riders that welcomes visitors to explore and enjoy their favorite trails.

Integral to maintaining Adirondack mountain bike trails are the volunteer organizations that do everything from securing funding for signage to raking leaves and pine needles off the trails. Barkeater Trails Alliance (BETA), a project of the Adirondack Ski Touring Council, is leading the charge around Lake Placid, Wilmington and Saranac Lake, adding on to existing networks so that all levels of riders have plenty of options.

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