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I LOVE NY Logo - stacked #NYLovesFall Photo Contest Encourages Users to Share Their Best New York State Foliage Photos on Social Media;
Fall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday on iloveny.com


Empire State Development today announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York State, coinciding the first day of autumn and the I LOVE NEW YORK weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.

Dutchess County Tourism - LogoPoughkeepsie, N.Y .- Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) President & CEO Mary Kay Vrba joined DTI Director of Tour & Travel Dawn Hopper to attend the I Love New York (ILNY) Sales Mission, organized by the ILNY UK & Ireland office and Norwegian Air. The pair were on hand September 10th -15th to promote Dutchess County as a top ravel destination. Eight representatives from ILNY met one-on-one with tour operators and travel agents, as well as networked with key journalists and media contacts at events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast.

Casa LargaRochester, NY – Casa Larga’s annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY.

It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family’s Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of “Purple Foot.”…

Wayne County Apple Tasting TourTwo decades of the month-long harvest celebration

Wayne County, N.Y. – The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of October, with a “Tasting Weekend” from October 6-9 (Columbus Day Weekend).

1914 KayakSyracuse, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) - The Great New York State Fair, New York Sea Grant and the H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego will celebrate the first boat launch into the Fair Pond on Thursday, August 31 at 11:30 am at the west end of State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Immediately after the launch on Thursday, New York Sea Grant and US Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel will present an on-water education demonstration aboard a stand-up paddleboard and in a kayak on how to identify and use approved life jackets.

Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council.59,000 Jobs, $3 Billion Spent in 2016 by Visitors to Region 

Pittsford, N.Y. – As Americans get ready to hit the road for Labor Day, the Finger Lakes Vacation region releases 2016 economic impact results. Visitor spending in the Finger Lakes Vacation region grew by 2.1% in 2016 to a total of $3 billion, which supported 59,236 jobs across 14 counties - including big cities like Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. with direct and indirect labor income totaling nearly $1.5 billion dollars and representing 6.5% of the total labor income for the region.

Excelsior PR logoFour New Lots Add 2,500 Parking Spaces to Park-N-Ride Program

State Fair Drives Tourism and Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of three more parking areas to provide shuttle service to the Great New York State Fair. The four parking lots, at John Glenn Blvd. and Farrell Rd. near I-690, the Regional Market in Liverpool and at Syracuse's Hancock International Airport in Salina, will provide approximately 2,500 more parking spaces as the Fair heads into what is traditionally its period of largest attendance.

iloveny-stack1Tiny Houses at a farm sanctuary, a nationally-Ranked restaurant and a lLand/water tour of Albany are among the new ways to stay, dine and play In New York State this Fall

NEW YORK – The splendor of New York State’s fall foliage season – one of the longest in the nation – is reason enough to explore the state’s backroads and byways this autumn. But with new attractions including romantic inns, creative eateries and unique adventures, there are even more reasons to plan a getaway to the Empire State this fall.

First Thursday Gallery HopYonkers, N.Y. (August 20, 2017) – Fall’s First Thursday Gallery Hop will feature several exhibits that explore cultural diversity and how these groups enriched historic and present-day Yonkers. The monthly art walk takes place Thurs., Sept. 7 with a celebratory kick-off at Blue Door Art Gallery at 5 p.m. Philipse Manor Hall, PC4, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) and Riverfront Art Gallery will be open to the public from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening.