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Governor Cuomo Announces the Kickoff of New York’s 2014 Fall Foliage Color Report

Sep 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

First 2014 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report Visit ILOVENY.com for up-to-date color information and best vantage spots for leaf peeping beginning today

I LOVE NEW YORK launches the "Foliage Photog of the Week" social media campaign to promote tourism this fall in New York State using #NYLovesFall

Albany, NY (September 10, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced this season's first I LOVE NEW YORK fall foliage report, which charts color foliage conditions across the State, is available beginning today and will be updated every Wednesday through the end of autumn. Additionally, I LOVE NEW YORK is introducing a complementary "Foliage Photog of the Week" social media campaign that will select and promote one photograph each week through November that is tagged using #NYLovesFall to promote autumn tourism in New York.

Saratoga and Warren County Tourism Offices Join DONYS in Hosting Group Travel Show

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Over 60 group tour and international receptive operators, and 120 group leaders, will be in attendance at the Annual Destinations of New York (DONYS) Group Travel Show taking place on Tuesday, September 9th at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Exhibitors will represent attractions, transportation, accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and travel promotion agencies from up and sown the east coast. Those companies will book group tour business for five or more years out, making a considerable return on their investment in attending the trade show. In addition to the Trade Show, attendees will go on area familiarization tours of both counties and participate in seminars specifically for the group tour market.

Agritourism Overnight Stay Packages Sought

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Business Development Center are seeking tourism facilities and agricultural businesses to participate in agritourism packages for the CNY Fresh campaign.

Fulton and Montgomery Counties participate in the CNY Fresh marketing campaign, a 10-county regional project designed to highlight the agritourism opportunities throughout all of Central New York. CNYFresh.com has become a tourist destination focused on the many flavors of our region by creating themed packages and itineraries, highlighting agricultural businesses and event listings.

Appalachian Regional Commission and the New York Department of State Kick-Off Bon Appetit Appalachia

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Campaign to Promote Agriculture and Food Tourism Across Federally-Designated Appalachian Region in New York State

Tioga County, N.Y. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the New York Department of State today kicked-off New York's "Bon Appétit Appalachia!" campaign to promote agriculture and food tourism across the federally-designated Appalachian region, which covers portions of 13 states in the U.S., including 14 counties in the Empire State. The initiative will highlight distinctive local food attractions among six categories: farms, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, wineries and brewery/spirits.

'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Clayton, N.Y. –  Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.

Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks.

Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Project Healing Waters participants in the Salmon River, Oswego County. Photo: Oswego County Tourism Clayton, N.Y. -  Military families with wounded warriors and anglers with a passion for fly fishing will be able to learn more about Project Healing Waters at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, in Clayton, NY.   The nonprofit Project Healing Waters began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005. Wounded soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learned how to tie fishing flies and were paired with volunteers on fishing trips to promote physical and mental healing.

Hudson River Valley Greenway Awards Town of Fort Ann $9,500 for Trail Development

Aug 13, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Valley GreenwayAlbany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that the Town of Fort Ann has been awarded $9,500 matching grant to fund part of the Old Champlain Lock 17 Trail, a critical development that will create trail connections and offer greater access to users in Fort Ann and the Champlain Canalway Trail.

Call for Entries: 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

2013 Photo Contest winner, Fairport by Kathy EichornWinning entries to be featured in 2015 calendar

Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 30, 2014 for the 9th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available free of charge in December.

"We love seeing the great places and moments along the canal that people capture in images. ...

15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hudson River Valley RambleSeptember 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced today that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 exciting events throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Ramble will be held during each weekend in September, and features the events of more than 150 partner organizations. The Hudson River Valley Ramble offers a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area . Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and trained volunteers from participating organizations.

Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County Raffle”

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Photo caption:  From left, Raffle Winners Darla Perham, Priscilla Curthoys, David and Jennifer Connolly split $11,000Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 20th annual fundraiser for the Fulton County Tourism Department to help their work in promoting the area to visitors on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville.

Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Fulton County's Director of Tourism said, "I'm grateful to the community for their support of our tourism program and am pleased with the attendance during the evening's festivities.  We are fortunate to have held this raffle for 20 years and to still have the continued support each year."

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