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Nikon logoThe Empire State Unseats Three-Time Reigning Champion Michigan To Reclaim The Prestigious "Top Spot For Fall Foliage" Title

Melville, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. unveiled New York as the winner of its fifth annual “Top Spots for Fall Foliage” competition to determine America’s most picture-perfect state to photograph autumn colors. After an exciting race, New York ousted the other forty-nine hopefuls for the title of “Best State for Fall Photography” in the United States. Not only does this year mark New York’s second time earning the prestigious honor, but the victory is significant, as it is the first time in three years for a state to de-throne the competition’s reigning champion – Michigan.

Bethel Woods Holiday MarketShop locally on Saturday & Sunday, December 7-8

Bethel, NY (November 21, 2019) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that the 10th Annual Holiday Market will return to the nonprofit cultural arts organization on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8.  The free event will take place from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily.

Billy HarperHudson, N.Y.— Hudson Hall is proud to announce the 3rd Annual HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVALTM, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 and SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 (President’s Day Weekend). Presented by Hudson Hall and curated by the distinctive Hudson-based pianist Armen Donelian. The 2020 Festival offers jazz enthusiasts and contemporary music fans a packed weekend of masterful artists performing music from around the globe.

Rochester Lilac FestivalClick HERE for 2020 Teaser Roll

Rochester, N.Y. (November 21, 2019) – With the cold winter season underway, what better time to think ahead to the 2020 summer festival season’s inaugural event? The 122nd Annual Rochester Lilac Festival will take place May 8-17, 2020. The festival is spreading holiday cheer with a special discount on the 41st annual Lilac 5K/10K run, taking place on the closing day of the festival, Sunday, May 17th.

Canalway ChallengeVIDEO LINK: Canalway Challenge Finisher Video 2019,   https://youtu.be/ajNyj1iv4YI 

Waterford, NY – People from 26 states and Canada walked, ran, cycled, and paddled their way to fitness and fun this year as part of the new Canalway Challenge, launched by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in May. More than 1,279 individuals, 267 teams, and 30 organizations signed on. Participants completed 285,000 miles on the Canalway Trail and NYS Canal System, the equivalent of circling the globe 11 times.

Titus Mountain SnowtubingMalone, NY - Already a popular upstate New York venue for skiing and tubing, Titus Mountain Family Ski Center is raising the bar by replacing its current tubing area with a larger, faster, more convenient and more fun center to accommodate increased demand for tubing. 

It is slated to open this Thanksgiving weekend, should the weather cooperate. …

Explore & MoreBuilding Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Buffalo Selected Explore & More as Project of the Year

Photos of the Museum are Available Here

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation and Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum are proud to announce the museum, located at Canalside, has been selected as the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Buffalo 2019 Project of the Year. This prestigious Project of the Year award is bestowed upon one building per year following an extensive review and an on-site visit from BOMA judges.  BOMA is the leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals, supporting companies that help grow the Buffalo region by developing or renovating commercial buildings, creating jobs and servicing their tenants.

holiday-valleyEllicottville, NY (November 20, 2019) – Holiday Valley’s President, Dennis Eshbaugh is pleased to announce the 2019-20 winter season will begin on Saturday, November 23rd. According to Eshbaugh, “With the cold temperatures we had ideal conditions last week and weekend to make a lot of snow, over 300 acre feet! We’ve let that snow cure and now we’re grooming it out to make a nice smooth skiing surface. This allows us to open a week ahead of schedule for a preview weekend.”…

West Mountain logo2Family Ski and Riding Destination Gears Up for 2019-20 Season

Queensbury, NY---While skiers and riders wait for the first snowflakes to fall, West Mountain is busy prepping for a new season that will provide an authentic upstate experience for its guests. From new chairlifts and expanded terrain, 100% snowmaking capabilities, learn-to-lessons, after-school programs, tubing, night skiing and an up-and-coming alpine racing program, West Mountain provides the place for family fun and an exhilarating experience.

Emmerich Tree FarmThe merry begins at Orange County, N.Y. Christmas tree farms right after Thanksgiving.

Orange County, N.Y. (November 20, 2019) – Orange County, N.Y., located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, grows awesome Christmas trees! Just ask Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree scouts.  For two years in a row they’ve chopped their world-famous Christmas trees from sites in the Orange County countryside. Display the best tree ever in your home this season when you choose it from an Orange County tree farm. Have fun exploring a wide variety of spruce, fir and pine trees as you partake in family-friendly, holiday-themed experiences. Whether you chop your own or buy pre-cut, count on countless conifers, merriment and holiday cheer, just an hour outside of New York City – perhaps a little longer by sleigh ride.

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