The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - tourist services Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:11:21 GMT Appalachian Regional Commission and the New York Department of State Kick-Off Bon Appetit Appalachia http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Appalachian-Regional-Commission-and-the-New-York-Department-of-State-Kick-Off-Bon-Appetit-Appalachia/7945/ 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Appalachian-Regional-Commission-and-the-New-York-Department-of-State-Kick-Off-Bon-Appetit-Appalachia/7945/ 'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ Hudson River Valley Greenway Awards Town of Fort Ann $9,500 for Trail Development http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Hudson-River-Valley-Greenway-Awards-Town-of-Fort-Ann-9-500-for-Trail-Development/7940/ Albany, 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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Hudson-River-Valley-Greenway-Awards-Town-of-Fort-Ann-9-500-for-Trail-Development/7940/ Call for Entries: 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Call-for-Entries-2014-Erie-Canalway-Photo-Contest/7935/ Winning 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. ... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Call-for-Entries-2014-Erie-Canalway-Photo-Contest/7935/ 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/ September 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. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/ Fulton County Tourism Celebrates the 20th Annual $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County Raffle” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Fulton-County-Tourism-Celebrates-the-20th-Annual-10-000-Bet-on-Fulton-County-Raffle-/7924/ Gloversville, 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." Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Fulton-County-Tourism-Celebrates-the-20th-Annual-10-000-Bet-on-Fulton-County-Raffle-/7924/ Destiny USA venues participate in Dine-Out for two-year anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Ten restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25 per person for week-long event The Summer Fun Day Pass also provides family and couple options throughout the month   Syracuse, N.Y. - Ten of Destiny USA's restaurants are holding a Dine-Out from Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 9, as part of Destiny USA's two-year anniversary celebration. Each venue will offer a three-course meal for $25 per person. Check with the individual establishments for their menus and offers provided during the meal. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Destiny USA celebrates its Two-year Anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Destiny USA looks back on the past year and its accomplishments in tourism, programming and marketing Syracuse, N.Y.- Destiny USA celebrates its two-year anniversary on Saturday, August 2. The shopping, dining and entertainment destination was rebranded from Carousel Center to Destiny USA on August 2, 2012, after the expansion opened to the public. It's been a busy year for Destiny USA between its increased tourism outreach, expanded programming and new marketing initiatives. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Destiny-USA-celebrates-its-Two-year-Anniversary/7914/ Tupper Lake is All Over New York City http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Tupper-Lake-is-All-Over-New-York-City/7913/ Tupper 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. 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