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Posts for April 2011

The Tug Hill Bird Quest Invites You to Celebrate Spring

Apr 26, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

tug-hill.jpgWatertown, N.Y. - Celebrate spring - take part in the Tug Hill Bird Quest!  Set your bird feeder up and watch closely the week of May 16 - May 20.  The 12th Annual Tug Hill Bird Quest is a fun activity for birders of all levels (perfect for families with kids) and an important fundraiser for local nonprofit, Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Participating in the Bird Quest is easy and fun; gather ...

Popular Gardiner Cupcake Festival Slated For May 15th

Apr 26, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Gardiner Cupcake FestivalGardiner, N.Y. - The Gardiner Cupcake Festival, an old-fashioned block party filled with live music, local food and shopping, is set for May 15. One of the region's most popular celebrations, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street in the quaint hamlet of Gardiner in Ulster County. The festival is a cupcake-themed day for the whole family. "The Cupcake Festival puts ...

Windham to Again Host International Mountain Bike World Cup

Apr 25, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

mountain-bike-world-cup.JPGTop cyclists from across the globe to compete in Greene County in July Windham, N.Y. - For the second year in a row, the world's best professional mountain bikers will converge on Windham Mountain as the resort town hosts the seventh in a series of 10 World Cup events held all over the globe. The 2011 edition of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano will get under way in less ...

New York’s Historic Military Maps Topic of May 6 Speaker, New Exhibit at Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center

Apr 25, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Randy Patten with some of his dozens of historic military maps.Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - On Friday, May 6th the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY, opens for the spring season with a special exhibit of New York's Historic Military Maps from 1750 to 1820. At 6:30pm that evening living history re-enactor Randy Patten will share his collection of historic maps, accoutrements and artifacts from the French and Indian War.   Patten ...

DEC Creel Survey: Steelhead Numbers Quadrupled on the Salmon River in Five Years

Apr 25, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

Fran Verdoliva, Salmon River Program Coordinator for the DEC, holds a nice spring steelhead. The fish was released back into the river. (Photo by Jessica Burt, Oswego County Tourism Office.)Oswego County, N.Y. - Lake Ontario ranks as the most productive salmonid fishery in the Lower 48 States. In fact, the world record coho salmon, a species native to the Pacific Ocean, was caught in the Salmon River near the village of Pulaski. And right when the fishing seemed about as good as it gets in Oswego County, creel surveys conducted last fall by the New York State Department of ...

Discover 100 Reasons to Explore Westchester, New York’s “Golden Apple”

Apr 25, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

westchester.jpgHeritage, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Adventure and More! White Plains, N.Y. - Westchester County Tourism kicks off "100 Reasons to Explore Westchester." This year-long campaign focuses on heritage, history, world-class museums and galleries, live theater and performing arts, exciting attractions, festivals and fairs, the great outdoors, acclaimed chefs with dining for every taste and ...

ORDA Venues Enjoyed a Strong Winter Season

Apr 22, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

orda22.jpgLake Placid, N.Y. --- By all indications the winter 2010-2011 season appears to be a successful one for the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and its venues.  The skiing and riding season at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., officially came to a close on Sunday, April 17.  As many as 480,080 guests visited the 1932 and 1980 Olympic venues in the Village of Lake ...

New York’s “Discover Better Boating” Television News Series Debuts April 23

Apr 21, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

discover-better-boating-logo.jpgStarting Saturday, April 23, 2011, New York boaters will have the opportunity to "Discover Better Boating" on YNN (Your News Now) television. Once a month boating industry professionals will offer information and tips on such topics as preparing your boat for the boating season, boating safety, the impact of ethanol fuel on your boat, and getting better gas efficiency in a tight economy.   The ...

Finalists Selected for 2011 Greenest NYer

Apr 21, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

greenheart-escapemaker.JPGContest honors sustainable living, Earth Day Grand Prize winner of the Greenest NYer contest to be announced April 30 Albany, N.Y. - The public has spoken! Following a period of open voting, three finalists have been selected from a field of ten semi-finalists to compete for the title of 2011 Greenest NYer. For the second year in a row, I LOVE NEW YORK (, New York ...

Tioga County historical attractions to be featured during Heritage Weekend

Apr 20, 2011 by I Love New York Staff

heritage-weekend.JPGOwego, N.Y. - The Tioga County Tourism Office is pleased to announce that several Tioga County historical attractions will be featured during New York's Heritage Weekend, specifically, Saturday, May 14, 2011. New York Heritage Weekend will showcase the Empire State to residents and visitors alike and to help kick off the summer tourism season.  With the cooperation of federal, state, and ...

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