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Posts from April 2021

NYS Parks Recreation Historic Preservation logoOver 5,000 Volunteers Pitch in at Over 140 Events

Albany, N.Y. – More than 120 New York State parks, historic sites and public lands are hosting volunteer events this weekend, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, as part of the tenth annual I Love My Park Day. I Love My Park Day, organized by the statewide nonprofit Parks & Trails New York is a popular statewide event that improves and enhances New York’s beloved outdoor spaces, while bringing visibility to the entire state park system, and its needs. More than 5,000 volunteers are expected to roll up their sleeves on cleanup, improvement, and beautification projects. 

Wild Center logoProvides one-of-a-kind outdoor-only experience

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – Following its annual month-long closure for spring cleaning, The Wild Center is excited to reopen on Sat., May 1, 2021. As a continued commitment to the health and safety of visitors, staff and the wider community, the nature-based science center will be operating as an outdoor-only experience for the time being. In addition, they will maintain their enhanced operational procedures and cleaning protocols including timed ticket reservations, limited capacity and the use of face coverings.

Rail ExplorersCooperstown, NY (April 29, 2021) - Rail Explorers, featuring custom built pedal-powered rail bikes will begin operation of their fourth location, the new Cooperstown Division, on Saturday, May 29. The Rail Explorers Cooperstown Division features tours along the historic Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad which follows the beautiful Susquehanna River. Rail Explorers Cooperstown is hosted by the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad and is based in the restored Milford Depot in Milford, New York.

Devan LanderScheduled for Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM Virtual Lecture

Utica, N.Y. – Devin Lander, New York State Historian, will give a talk on “History as Policy in New York State” which will outline New York State’s role in protecting and promoting its history beginning in the 1830s up to today.

Quest for Speed ExhibitionClayton, NY (April 27, 2021) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1 and will remain open six days a week, 9 am-5 pm, through Columbus Day.  The Museum is closed Wednesdays.  After Columbus Day, the Museum will be open weekends, 9 am-5 pm, through October 31.  The Museum Store will also open Saturday, May 1 and admission is not required to shop the Store.

Fort Ticonderoga - ChappelFort Ticonderoga Opens to Visitors on May 1st

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga opens its gates to visitors on May 1st to begin the 2021 daily campaign season which extends from May through October. Daily programs bring to life epic chapters of history and signature stories through new interactive programs and world-class museum exhibits, boat tours aboard the Carillon, living history events, special programs, lush gardens, Mount Defiance tours, hands-on family activities, hiking trails, and more.

Hidden NY ToursThe Popular Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns Memorial Day Weekend

New York, N.Y. (April 27, 2021) – Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City, returns from its Covid-imposed hiatus with its wildly popular signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies: The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen. The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News.

Water Trail Graphic-Stewardship ProgramIndividuals and groups invited to adopt a section 

Waterford, N.Y. – The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, along with the New York State Canal Corporation, has launched the NYS Canalway Water Trail Stewardship Program to help ensure the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Champlain, and Oswego canals are welcoming and safe for paddlers. Individuals, families, groups, and organizations are invited to adopt a section of the 450-mile NYS Canalway Water Trail from May through October.

Seneca Lake Wine TrailOne-day excursions take the planning and guesswork out of your next visit to the Wine Trail

Watkins Glen, NY – The Seneca Lake Wine Trail has partnered with Sip Back and Relax Tours to offer a variety of day trips to take the guesswork and planning out of your visit to Seneca Lake!

Available for small groups of 2-4 people, all options include wine tastings and transportation. Excursions are available to be booked as soon as 10 days but not more than 60 days in advance of a visit.

Whiteface Club & ResortWith COVID still in consideration, iconic club to offer all services

Lake Placid, N.Y. – One year after the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid is about to enter the 2021 spring and summer season with operations much closer to normal than in 2020. Last year, the sister property to the nearby AAA Four Diamond Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, entered the great unknown as did all resort operators, with nary a single notion as to what was about to occur.

Click here to access the I LOVE NY press kit.