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Fall Color Map, Week of Sept. 19-25Color Changes Also Reported in Catskills, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Capital-Saratoga, Finger Lakes and Greater Niagara Regions

 Albany, NYThis is the second 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. 

Picturesque fall colors will continue to make their first appearances across New York State this weekend, with some areas of the Adirondacks approaching midpoint of change, according to observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

In the Adirondacks, Franklin County spotters in Tupper Lake expect foliage heading toward midpoint of change this weekend, with 35-40 percent color change and fall colors of muted canary, goldenrod, maize, pumpkin, russet, cranberry and cerise. Spotters in Saranac Lake also expect conditions approaching midpoint with 40 percent color change. There is still a lot of green, but vibrant shades of red are emerging from the red maples, and sugar maples are showing various hues of yellow and orange.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedAdirondack-themed Gateway Supports Regional Tourism and Products

NEW YORK – September 20, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Adirondacks Welcome Center rest area in Queensbury, Warren County. The Welcome Center will serve as a comfortable, modern gateway to the Adirondacks region, promoting local attractions and providing a family-friendly respite for travelers heading into New York's six-million-acre Adirondack Park, the largest publicly protected park in the contiguous United States.

"Tourism is a key economic driver for New York, and the new Adirondacks Welcome Center will attract even more new and returning visitors to enjoy the unparalleled views and countless outdoor activities offered in this region," Governor Cuomo said. "This new gateway will provide millions of Northway travelers a warm welcome as they arrive to the beautiful Adirondack Park, driving tourism and promoting economic growth across our great state."…

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFall Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday on iloveny.com

"Foliage Fridays" Social Media Campaign Returns

NEW YORK – September 19, 2018 – Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the start of New York State's 2018 fall foliage season, which includes the popular I LOVE NY weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York’s picturesque autumn locations and attractions.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "New York State’s fall foliage season is both colorful and crucial to our state's tourism industry, drawing visitors from around the world to our communities and supporting our regional economies and local businesses."…

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With new experiences like unique dining, craft beverages, thrill rides and family-friendly destinations, there's something new for everyone

New York (August 27, 2018) – As the summer heat fades and the air begins to cool to an autumn crispness, New York State’s world class fall foliage starts to shine, and new attractions across the state complement the fall colors to make an even more memorable New York experience. Food and drink options are always top of mind, and this season includes new guided craft beverage tours and a pop-up farm-to-table restaurant using hyper-local ingredients. Plus, because New Yorkers love adventure and culture, the latest crop of tourism highlights includes thrill rides, a restored historic theater and the revival of an influential music venue as a supper club.

Excelsior PR logo33rd Annual Competition Spotlights World-Class New York Wines and Ciders  

Awards Governor's Cup to Keuka Spring Vineyards, 2017 Gewürztraminer and First Ever Governor's Cider Cup to Kite & String's "Pioneer Pippin," and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Named Winery of the Year  

Finger Lakes Currently Leading USA Today Poll for Best Wine Region, Encourages New Yorkers to Vote Through August 20

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the winners of the 33rd New York Wine Classic, a nationally recognized competition highlighting the best of New York's wine and ciders.

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked$9.7 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Projects Announced; $6.5 Million Watkins Glen State Park Gateway Complete

Announcement Complements "Southern Tier Soaring" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

New York, N.Y. – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an unprecedented $16.2 million investment to further enhance Watkins Glen's transformation into a world-class destination and cultural center - all part of his ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create opportunities for the Southern Tier. The projects announced today include $9.7 million for 14 Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects throughout the village and the new $6.5 million main entrance to Watkins Glen State Park as part of Governor Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 program. The improvements are a component of Southern Tier Soaring, the region's blueprint for economic growth.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedI LOVE NEW YORK, New York State's Iconic Tourism Campaign, Earns Gold REGGIE award for Mobile Tour, Gold Distinction at Shorty Awards and Bronze Adrian Award for Feature Article Placement

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that its Division of Tourism was recognized by various industry associations for excellence in experiential marketing, digital initiatives and public relations. I LOVE NEW YORK received a gold REGGIE at the 35th annual awards celebrating achievements in marketing. The Division of Tourism also received gold distinction at the tenth annual Shorty Awards, and a bronze Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

Animal AdventureAAP Picked as Best NYS Attraction in I LOVE NEW YORK’s Annual Contest

Harpursville, N.Y. – April 4, 2018 – Mark another W in the books for Animal Adventure Park! AAP, home to world-famous giraffes April, Oliver and Tajiri, has been declared the winner of I LOVE NEW YORK’s bracket of New York State attractions.

Animal Adventure Park acquired tens of thousands of votes and came out on top in four successful rounds of the contest, which began with 16 New York State attractions.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedRoll the dice at a grand casino resort, hone your downward dog at a luxury wellness retreat, or stay at an inn where George Washington once slept, thanks to new and renovated hotels across the state

NEW YORK – March 12, 2018 – Across New York State, new resorts, hotels and inns are adding to the Empire State’s appeal for romantics, adventurers and families. Offering everything from wellness treatments to Las Vegas-style gaming, these new accommodations can put travelers in the heart of wherever they want to be, from culture-rich cities and quaint historic villages to pristine wilderness.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedMarvel at the art of glassmaking, laugh out loud at the new National Comedy Center, or ride the rails on a tailored e-bike; this is just a sample of what's available for everyone to enjoy this summer in the Empire State

NEW YORK – New attractions and experiences are opening across New York State this summer. Visitors can experience free glassblowing demonstrations, while new curated bike tours along the Erie Canal make it easy and fun to be active. There are new engaging and interactive museums that bring to life everything from the Underground Railroad and Irish heritage, anchored by the highly anticipated opening of the National Comedy Center, a first-of-its-kind museum bringing the history and art of comedy to life.

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