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Posts from August 2015

Motorcycle-Friendly Attractions Offer Foliage Festivals & Tours

Northern New York (August 31, 2015) - Fall in Northern New York is a festival of colors, offering fun events and plenty of roadways ideal for leaf peeping, whether by motorcycle or on a quick break during a scenic drive touring New York's historic attractions.

In the 1000 Islands Region, autumn's brilliant foliage is set against the beauty of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to the north and west, and the foothills of the Adirondacks to the east, offering motorcycle routes with spectacular views in every direction.

Zombies, Ghouls & Ghostly Fun in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Greene County, N.Y. - This October, prepare to be spooked in the Great Northern Catskills, home of legendary family-friendly adventure, when resorts transform into haunted hotels and streets come alive with the walking dead just in time for All Hallows Eve.

This Halloween, experience the misty mountains of the Great Northern Catskills and book a themed hotel package offering fun spooks for the whole family, or simply join in one of the ghostly events going on throughout Greene County, including:

Catskills Region, N.Y. (Aug. 11) - The Catskills mountain bike trails traverse epic vertical feet and
wind around the region's mountains and valleys. And the number of recreation areas is growing with the recently opened Windham Mountain Bike Park, home of the only World Cup circuit race in the United States.

This past weekend, American Aaron Gwin won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Windham, hurtling down the mountain to thunderous applause with a time of 2:38 to win the Men's Elite DHI.

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - The Saratoga North Creek Railway offers whimsy and delight aboard scenic train rides this summer and fall, including an Oktoberfest-inspired fall extravaganza and plenty of beautiful scenery to ooh and aaah at from the sumptuous comfort of a train.

Experience the romance of the rails as you whizz through the most breathtaking scenery in New York State. Need another good reason to make the train part of your next Adirondack getaway? Here are four:

Wild WalkCenter says attendance breaking all previous records, regional impact felt
 
Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It was eight years in the planning. Now, one month after it officially opened to the public on July 4th, all the planning seems to be paying off for the Center and surrounding towns.

The Center reports that it has broken every single attendance record set over its 9 year history. It has more members than at any time in its existence, admitted more customers in its first 30-days since the Walk opened than it did in any other 30 day period, including its big initial opening in 2006.

Nearly $3.6 Million in Improvements at Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks Now Complete

Construction Begins on $1 Million Accessible Trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area

Albany, N.Y.(Aug. 5) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $4.5 million projects will enhance outdoor recreation for people of all ages and abilities in the Thousand Islands Region. A roughly $3.6 million project to improve the beachfront and campgrounds of Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks is now complete, making the parks more attractive to visitors to these popular destinations on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region. In addition, construction is now underway on a $1 million accessible trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area in St. Lawrence County.

Empire Farm DaysSeneca Falls, N.Y. -- The New York State 4-H Foundation is expanding its Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull for youngsters up to age 12. The friendly competition will run all day for each of the three days of the August 11-13, 2015 event at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.

Pedal tractors and sled are provided for two weight classes: 40 to 59 lbs. and 60 to 80 lbs. Leaders will be posted throughout the day on the Empire Farm Days Kiddie Tractor Pull Leaderboard.

Campground Owners of NYThe Good Sam Club puts park in top 1% of campgrounds nationwide


Franklinville, N.Y. - John and Jennifer Tinelli, owners of Triple R Camping Resort and Trailer Sales, a full-service 220-site campground in Franklinville, N.Y., are proud to report that they have attained a perfect rating for their campground by the Good Sam Club. Their current rating of 10/10*/10, for facilities, bathrooms and recreation, stacked with high ratings for campground management and operations in the Good Sam system seven years in a row, puts them in the top one-percent of over 14,000 Good Sam-affiliated parks across the country.

Hyde Collection Fights HungerGlens Falls, N.Y. - Now through August 31, visitors of The Hyde Collection can help build a community art exhibit, Art CAN Help, in support of local hunger relief efforts. Throughout the summer, the Museum is accepting donations of canned goods with the purpose of creating an installation in celebration of the famous Andy Warhol soup can image. At the close of the exhibit, the canned goods will be donated to the Family Service Association of Glens Falls, a non-profit agency that provides services and support to families in crisis.