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Posts from August 2019

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWater Safari Resort Will Grow, Add New Attractions at its Enchanted Forest Water Safari Water Theme Park with $500,000 from Upstate Revitalization Initiative Funds

The Park is Ranked 4th in the U.S. and 17th in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2019 “Traveler’s Choice” for Best Water Parks

NEW YORK – August 15, 2019 – Empire State Development announced that Water Safari Resort, located in Old Forge in Herkimer County, will expand and enhance its globally ranked Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park by adding three new water slides and replacing two older slides, Killermanjaro and Serengeti Surf Hill, among other improvements. Empire State Development has awarded $500,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative towards this project that, when completed, is expected to increase traffic significantly in the region.

ABM State Fair SkiffNew State Fair Maritime Exhibit

Syracuse, N.Y. – Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair-pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedHotels from Retro to Luxe are Opening Just in Time for New York’s Unparalleled Fall Foliage Season

NEW YORK – August 8, 2019 – As cooler weather emerges and a vivid tapestry of colors blankets the landscape, New York State's newest hotels and lodgings are ready to welcome visitors looking to immerse themselves in local culture, cuisine and attractions. These exciting new hotels are the perfect way to anchor a day-long or weekend getaway, and this autumn will showcase an array of impressive additions to a rapidly expanding hotel landscape.

Ilion, Sunset at the Marina by Cliff OramCapture the distinctive character of the Canal Corridor and be featured in the Erie Canalway Calendar

Waterford, N.Y. - Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar.

FlutterbyMore than 120 Green Exhibitors and Businesses Will Participate on August 10

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Flutterby Festival, Buffalo’s new, premier eco-event, will showcase environmentally friendly businesses and organizations, green-themed art installations, informative eco-focused exhibits, and many other activities on Saturday, August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm in the Elmwood Village.

Designed as a fun, family-friendly, multi-generation experience, festival-goers will stroll along 1.6 miles of sidewalks from the Gallery District to Summer St. as Elmwood Avenue is transformed into an urban eco-corridor.

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