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Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration kicks off in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour returns for the 24th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedTo Encourage Visitation and Support Industry Revitalization

Part of State's $40 Million Commitment to Promote and Rebuild Tourism Industry

New Tourism Spot Can Be Viewed Here

Empire State Development today announced the launch of the state's new fall tourism campaign, showcasing some of the great seasonal activities available for visitors and residents alike in New York State. The new spot is part of the previously announced $40 million global tourism campaign aimed at revitalizing the state's tourism industry, which was greatly impacted by COVID-19. The campaign will run on digital outlets and broadcast television across New York State and northeast markets, and drives viewers to the I LOVE NY website for the multitude of destinations ready for exploration as part of their next New York State getaway.

New York ForwardWeekly Foliage Reports Available Every Wednesday Beginning September 8 on iloveny.com  

Reports to Include a New Enhanced Interactive Foliage Progression Map This Season 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of the 2021 fall foliage season in New York State. Fall is one of the most popular travel times in New York, attracting visitors from around the world to explore the state's unique communities and support local businesses. To help travelers and foliage enthusiasts plan a fall getaway, I LOVE NY will begin issuing its weekly fall foliage reports on Wednesday, September 8, and will now include a new enhanced interactive progression map. …

Adirondack Balloon FestivalQueensbury, NY — The nationally-known event, the Adirondack Balloon Festival, is back this September for its 48th year, with a brand-new format, expanding to include a new event at East Field in Glens Falls, multiple launch sites throughout Warren and Washington counties, a drive-through moonglow, and more.

“This will not be the same-old, same-old Adirondack Balloon Festival you know from years past,” says Mark Donahue, President of the organization’s Board of Directors. “Due to COVID, we had to totally reinvent the festival this year. We are excited to bring back the joy and wonder of the mass ascensions, while keeping safe and still having fun. Our group of volunteer organizers has been working around the clock to make this happen, as we know how much it means to the community.”…

Lawrence Farms OrchardsU-Pick pumpkin patches offer fall fun for the whole family

Orange County, N.Y. (October 20, 2020) – ‘Tis the season for hayrides, farm mazes, and pick-your-own pumpkins for family fun! U-pick farms and pumpkin patches across Orange County, N.Y. offer all of these, and so much more. Explore the Hudson Valley region’s vibrant fall foliage, savor sweet treats from local markets, and enjoy family fun for all ages. With activities for families, kids, and adults, a day on the farm may include animal experiences, outdoor games, and locally-grown food and drinks.

“Feel the crisp autumn air as you enjoy a day on the farm, picking the plumpest pumpkins. Kids can enjoy the many outdoor activities like corn mazes and hayrides while you discover one-of-a-kind fall-themed home decor items in markets. Don’t forget to treat the whole family to one (or a few) cider donuts before the day is done!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Is it a craft beverage you seek? Try one of the county’s many cideries, breweries, wineries, and distilleries — all while taking in the beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange foliage the region is known for!”…

Hawk's Nest DrivePlan a trip to see the vibrant fall foliage as a fun-filled send off to summer

Orange County, N.Y. (September 21, 2020) – As summer fades into autumn, vibrant fall foliage bedecks the picturesque landscapes of the Hudson Valley. Blazing orange, red, and yellow leaves paint unparalleled sights for all to see during leaf-peeping season. Send off summer and welcome in fall with loved ones with a trip to one, or all, of the many must-visit spots for the most beautiful foliage in Orange County, N.Y.

“You need to get here! So, grab your sweater and discover why fall is the most beautiful time of the year in the Hudson Valley,” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “As the leaves change, the rolling hills and mountains of our region transform into a tapestry of vibrant colors. The eye-popping change begins in mid-September, building to a riot of red, orange, copper, and gold throughout October. With scenic vistas and hundreds of miles of trails, take in the spectacular views by foot, bike, or car. And, don’t forget to pick up an apple-cider donut before the day is done!”…

Three witchesSouthampton, N.Y. – Visit a haunted Southampton Village inhabited with ghosts, goblins and ghouls all on the grounds of the historic Rogers Mansion.

The museum’s outbuildings will be open and occupied with the unimaginable. Explore the Creepy Carpenter’s Shop, meet Debbie Downbeat in the old Hildreth’s Department Store, and encounter a Bloody Blacksmith with many more shocking surprises.

Angry Orchard CiderFarms, foliage, and more offer boundless opportunities to ring in the fall season

Orange County, N.Y. (September 3, 2020) – While we soak up the last few weeks of summer, many of us are looking forward to the change of season and the beauty that autumn brings to our region. Sweater weather, pumpkin- and apple-picking, and vibrant fall foliage are on the horizon. Orange County, N.Y., nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley, offers U-pick farms, unique shops with beautiful home decor items, farm-to-table restaurants serving up decadent dishes with seasonal produce, and cideries that are just as scenic as their drinks are delicious.

Antiques Show, Beth KingstonMumford, N.Y. (September 1, 2020) — As summer turns to autumn, Genesee Country Village & Museum has a colorful array of programs on offer now through October 12. Usually found in the spring, the Antique Show has been re-located to September this year, adding the extra perk of the Historic Village and grounds still being open and in full swing with wide-open spaces to explore and enjoy the early autumn season.

On Saturday, September 26, visitors will have the opportunity to peruse the quality collections of more than 30 of Western New York's finest dealers, and also see antiques in their natural surroundings as part of the Museum’s extensive collection throughout the historic houses and Wehle Gallery.

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.

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