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bear mountain cruiseCruise up the Hudson River on New York's #1 Floating Oktoberfest-Themed 8-Hour Weekend Excursion Featuring Food, Drink Specials, and Live Music 

New York, NY (September 21, 2023) – Circle Line, home of New York City's most iconic sightseeing cruises, is thrilled to announce the return of its annual Bear Mountain Cruise, featuring Oktoberfest-themed food, drinks, and music. Encounter the beauty of fall on the captivating eight-hour, fifty-mile journey up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain State Park. On weekends from September 30 to November 12, guests can embark on an unforgettable adventure with an itinerary filled with fun seasonal activities showcasing the ultimate New York fall and Oktoberfest experience. …

Adirondack BreweryDetails Announced for Free Family-Friendly Festival;

Advance Tickets On Sale for Oktoberfest Charity Block Party

Lake George, NY (September 15, 2023) — Adirondack Brewery announces the return of not just one, but two thrilling Oktoberfest celebrations this fall. These annual festivals take place against the backdrop of picturesque fall foliage reflecting on the clear water of Lake George. Building on the success of previous years, the brewery is geared up to deliver a double dose of authentic Bavarian revelry, complete with traditional music, hearty German cuisine, and, of course, a vast selection of meticulously crafted brews.

Sugar Loaf Fall FestOrange County, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2023) – Orange County, N.Y., dazzles in its fall colors and farms and downtowns come alive with family-fun festivals and vibrant scenery to greet the crisp air and celebrate the bountiful harvests. Fall festivals abound, where visitors in cozy sweaters, light jackets and reddened cheeks delight in hay rides, pumpkin picking, live music, delicious foods and much more.

I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Map - 9/13/2023Early Notable Color Changes Reported in Several Regions

Albany, NYThis is the first 2023 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. 

New York State’s 2023 fall foliage season is underway, with the first signs of the spectacular seasonal colors to come appearing in several regions, including the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills, and Chautauqua-Allegheny. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

Ticonderoga Fall FestTiconderoga, NY (September 8, 2023) – Fall is in the air and the 6th Annual Ticonderoga Area FallFest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 with a variety of fall-themed events and activities for all ages. This festival will take place throughout the day with most aspects taking place in Percy Thompson Bicentennial Park. Community members and visitors are encouraged to join the fun as the Ticonderoga Area celebrates the fall season with food, family fun, live music, farmers market, fireworks, and so much more.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedMagnificent fall beauty, weekly foliage reports, new festivals and activities make autumn one of the best times to visit New York State

NEW YORK – September 8, 2023 – As chilly weather begins to creep across the state and warm jackets and boots become required travel gear, travelers can look forward to the start of New York State’s long fall foliage season. Nature’s colorful palette comes to life, and visitors can immerse themselves in the bounty of the season at one of many festivals and events celebrating everything from oysters to whiskey to paranormal activities. There is no shortage of options to fill up a weekend getaway this fall. To help travelers plan and explore New York's 11 vacation regions, I LOVE NY will offer weekly foliage reports beginning September 13, featuring color progression observations from at least 85 volunteer spotters throughout the state.

One World ObservatoryObservatory to Feature Seasonal Photo ops, Specialty Ciders and Dining Event

New York, N.Y. – For many in the New York area, autumn would not be complete without a trip Upstate to visit an apple orchard or pumpkin farm.  This coming weekend, One World Observatory and Angry Orchard will be bringing the quintessential Upstate New York experience downtown, for a unique, seasonal staging that will include an orchard-themed hanging chair photo opportunity and specialty ciders at the observation deck 1,250 feet above ground.

We Are NYOctober Shuttle Promotes Public Safety by Providing Free, Convenient Access from North Hudson to Popular Adirondack High Peaks Trailheads

Part of State's Ongoing Commitment to Safety, Sustainable Use, and Equitable Access to the Outdoors  

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new, free shuttle service for visitors traveling to see the fall foliage in the Adirondacks starting this weekend in North Hudson. Shuttles will run the first two weekends in October from the Frontier Town Gateway to the Giant Mountain, Roaring Brook Falls, and Rooster Comb trailheads, as well as the Marcy Field Parking Area.

ORDA logoLake Placid, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces details for a trio of exciting fall festivals coming to the Olympic Region this fall.    


The USA Nordic National Championships, U.S. Ski Jumping competition, and U.S. Nordic Combined National Championships all converge at Lake Placid’s Olympic Jumping Complex Friday evening, September 30, and Saturday, October 1.

Walktoberfest LogoSaturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2

Area farms and specially curated local products will showcase alongside food and drink tastings at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Hudson Valley Rail Trail

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (September 7, 2022) The Walktoberfest Farmers and Makers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers, including farms, distilleries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 12-5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support many local agribusinesses all in one beautiful location.

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