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Posts from April 2014

Boardwalk Arcade - Strong MuseumRochester, N.Y. - Step right up! Celebrate arcade amusements in all their beeping, blipping, vibrant glory at Boardwalk Arcade, an original, summertime exhibit back by popular demand and opening at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, May 24. Step into a scene reminiscent of 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, where Americans from across the nation flocked for good old summertime fun.

2014 AmericadeLake George, N.Y. - The Lake George Area in New York's Adirondacks is home to an impressive lineup of events that draw visitors from around the northeast, the Country and beyond. Recognizing the importance of attracting visitors to major local events and the resulting economic impact, the Warren County Tourism Department is adding a new Premier Event Feature Button to the website VisitLakeGeorge.com. This is in addition to the existing comprehensive year-round events page that includes hundreds of fabulous county-wide events.

Erie Canalway routesWaterford, N.Y. - Cyclists can now see more of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor using new bicycle tour routes that connect with the cross-state Erie Canalway Trail. The on-road routes, ranging from easy to challenging, take riders through scenic countryside in Orleans, Ontario, Wayne, and Madison counties.

"We've got world class cycling along the 365-mile Erie Canalway Trail and these routes give cyclists additional options for day trips exploring beyond the canal route,"

Holiday Valley Ski ResortEllicottville, N.Y. - With the successful conclusion of the 2013-14 winter season, Holiday Valley's President, Dennis Eshbaugh announced the reinvestment of $3.7 million in resort improvements. According to Eshbaugh, "One of the keys to Holiday Valley's success is that we consistently reinvest in our resort. We stay at the forefront of technology, but also keep our guests coming back because they know we work hard to make their time at Holiday Valley memorable and fun."

Headlining the projects is the installation of 54 new HKD Impulse automated snowguns.

Fort Ticonderoga logo2014 Season Begins Saturday, May 10

Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10, and will offer new programs, living history weekends, special events, exhibits, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, canoe rentals, and the new Mount Defiance experience. Guests will immerse themselves in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at Fort Ticonderoga to discover one of North America's most epic stories of defiance, hope, and independence.

Whiteface Club & ResortIconic golf club is 11th best course in the state overall and has recently invested heavily in new fairway and greens equipment

Lake Placid, N.Y. - With golf season approaching in the Adirondacks, the Whiteface Club and Resort, on the shores of Lake Placid, has collected more prestigious awards from Golfweek Magazine.

The John Van Kleek-redesigned layout, in consultation with Walter Hagen, is ranked 11th in New York State among Golfweek Magazine's 2014 Best Courses You Can Play. It is also ranked fourth among classic clubs in the state.

Cayuga County, N.Y. -The Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tasting Tour kick-off will be held on May 2nd from 5 - 8 pm at the Holiday Inn located on 75 North Street, Auburn as part of First Friday, a community open house coordinated by the Auburn Downtown BID. This farmer's market style event is free and family-friendly, offering samples and tastings of locally produced baked goods, jams & jellies, honey and maple syrup from 17 sweet spots. The 2014 Tasting Tour Brochure & Pass to all of the participating sites will be available for pick up so you can start planning your own personal tasting tour!

Spring Migrations Return to Adirondacks, Offering Prime Bird Watching in Natural Habitats

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - June marks the beginning of birding season in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York, as migrating boreal species return to their warm weather habitats for nesting season, and birders from across New York and New England flock to the Adirondacks for top birding events. 

From New Trails to Legendary Waterways - Discover Outdoor Adventure This Spring in Greene County

Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are home to a variety of spring outdoor recreation options - from challenging mountain biking trails, to the fabled haunts of Rip Van Winkle and Thomas Cole, discover new adventures just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston.

Schoharie Watershed MonthHunter, N.Y. - The Schoharie Watershed Month Committee is pleased to announce the Third Annual Student/Amateur Photo-Art Exhibit opening on May 3rd, 2014 from 2-4 PM at the Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery located in Hunter, NY. This student-based Amateur Art Exhibit will be open to public viewing through June 1st. The Exhibit is offered as one of a number of events being held across the Watershed region during the month of May.