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Wayne County Apple Tasting TourAward Winning Harvest Trail celebrates its "legal" birthday

Wayne County, N.Y. - The annual Wayne County Apple Tour celebrates its 21st birthday 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. The Apple Tour tradition has grown through the years, and so has its offerings for adults. Now home to three wineries, three cideries and one distillery, there's plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel OpeningUpscale Destination Hotel Will Attract Visitors and Revenue to the Region

A Photo of the Hotel on the Harbor is Available Here     

NEW YORK – September 7, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the $38 million Chautauqua Harbor Hotel on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Western New York. The hotel is located on a nine-acre parcel that was once home to the Celoron Amusement Park, which closed in 1962. The design of the hotel pays homage to the history of the Village of Celron, including the amusement park and comedy great Lucille Ball, who was born in the community.

Chile Pepper Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Liz Ligon. Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.New York City’s Hottest Fall Tradition, with Fiery Live Music, Spicy Treats, and More!
Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) annual Chile Pepper Festival returns for its 26th year on Saturday, September 29, 2018. With scorching global bands and tastings by fiery food artisans from around the city and beyond, the festival sets the Garden ablaze with tastes, sounds, and activities for visitors to enjoy. This year’s festival offers 40 artisanal food vendors, live music performances, fire breathers, chile-inspired art, and more.

Destiny Award for Public Relations CampaignBest Public Relations Campaign from U.S. Travel Association 

Pittsford, N.Y. - Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC), the official 14-county tourism promotion agency as recognized by I Love NY, was awarded a Destiny Award by U.S. Travel Association for its 2017 national public relations campaign, which produced over 2.1 billion impressions and nearly 500 media placements. 

U.S. Travel Association's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. They recognize excellence and creative accomplishments in destination marketing and promotion through their Destiny Awards, which are presented at their annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO), this year held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 11-14, 2018.

George Eastman Museum logoThe museum will also host a free discussion at noon as part of Museum Day,

Looking for Frederick Douglass: Resources in Libraries, Museums, and Archives

Rochester, N.Y., September 4, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the spirit of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, the Eastman Museum is opening its doors to all visitors for the day to encourage the Rochester community to experience the photography exhibitions David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire and Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window, and the History of Photography Gallery, as well as hands-on activities for all ages in the Discovery Room.

Finger Lakes Best Wine RegionTops List of Ten Best Wine Regions in the United States

Pittsford, N.Y. - After four weeks of voting by the public, the Finger Lakes Region has been named the best wine region in the United States in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest. The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC), the official 14-county tourism promotion agency as recognized by I Love NY, was thrilled to receive notice of this honor.

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With new experiences like unique dining, craft beverages, thrill rides and family-friendly destinations, there's something new for everyone

New York (August 27, 2018) – As the summer heat fades and the air begins to cool to an autumn crispness, New York State’s world class fall foliage starts to shine, and new attractions across the state complement the fall colors to make an even more memorable New York experience. Food and drink options are always top of mind, and this season includes new guided craft beverage tours and a pop-up farm-to-table restaurant using hyper-local ingredients. Plus, because New Yorkers love adventure and culture, the latest crop of tourism highlights includes thrill rides, a restored historic theater and the revival of an influential music venue as a supper club.

Walkway Over the Hudson logoAuthor to Speak on New Book ‘Las Villas of Plattekill’ at Walkway’s Ulster Welcome Center 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.— Author Ish Martinez will explore a time when “Las Villas” were the most popular vacation resorts for Latinos in the Northeast when he speaks about his new book, “Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County,” during a Walkway Lecture Series presentation scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26th at Walkway State Park’s Ulster Welcome Center. …

Homeschool Day To Act as One United Body ProgramTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

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