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Gov. Cuomo Presents 20th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Complete Empire State Trail by 2020

Jan 10, 2017

Build 350 New Miles of Trail to Create Largest State Multi-use Trail Network in the Nation 750-Mile Trail Network Will Connect Lake Erie to the Capital Region and the New York Harbor to Canada New Mobile App to Launch, Connecting Travelers with New York Trails and Attractions

(January 10, 2017) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation.

Wild Walk Looking Like a Wild Success

Aug 5, 2015

Wild WalkCenter says attendance breaking all previous records, regional impact felt   Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It was eight years in the planning. Now, one month after it officially opened to the public on July 4th, all the planning seems to be paying off for the Center and surrounding towns.

The Center reports that it has broken every single attendance record set over its 9 year history. It has more members than at any time in its existence, admitted more customers in its first 30-days since the Walk opened than it did in any other 30 day period, including its big initial opening in 2006.

Wild Center to Officially Open Wild Walk July 4

Jul 1, 2015

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - It's been in development for eight years, and built three times. At 10:00 in the morning on July 4th it will officially open. The public will be able to walk, or wheel, over the quarter mile trip up and back over the Walk's series of bridges and platforms. The elevated trail has already been dubbed "the Highline of the Forest," after New York City's iconic park on a converted rail line that takes millions of New Yorkers on a trip through the city, 30-feet off the ground.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike

Mar 27, 2015

Storm King MountainCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson.

Historical Society to Host CNY Conservancy Program: "Gardening With Containers" on Feb. 28

Feb 12, 2015

Utica, N.Y. - Love to garden but don't have enough space? Enjoy flowers, but mulching and digging and planting and weeding a large area isn't your thing? Container gardens may be the perfect solution for adorning your backyard deck, patio, balcony or roof garden!

Join Central New York Conservancy Board Member and Certified Arborist Mike Mahanna on Saturday, February 28, as he discusses "Gardening with Containers". The 2-hr. presentation begins at 10 a.m. in the Main Gallery of the Oneida County Historical Society (1608 Genesee St., Utica). There will be one intermission during the session.

Artisan Fair Nov. 29 at The Wild Center

Nov 20, 2014

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - This year on Saturday, November 29th from 10am until 5pm, admission to The Wild Center is just $5. You get to shop local artisan offerings and get the fun of a full special day at the Center. Plus, you support the Small Business Saturday movement.

A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center, showcasing local artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods makers, all natural candles and toiletries and more. Unique items from The Wild Supply Co. will complete your holiday shopping, and there is free gift wrapping. Local musician, Steve Borst, will fill the Center with music throughout the day.

Farm to Fork Evening Market and Supper Series Offers Unique Experience to Local Foodies

Aug 7, 2014

Owego, N.Y. - Historic Owego Marketplace (HOM) presents the Farm to Fork: Evening Market and Supper Series every Thursday this summer from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Owego.

Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors.

Tupper Lake is All Over New York City

Jul 17, 2014

Wild Center in NYCTupper Lake, N.Y. - This month millions of commuters are getting a taste of Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks, courtesy of a brand new ad now running on subways, buses and signs in and around New York City. The ad features an image from the Raquette River taken by Wild Center board member, Rick Godin, a few years ago.

Hillarie Logan-Dechene, the Center's Director of Philanthropy, recently attended the Governor's Tourism Summit and was approached by an I LOVE NEW YORK staff member who wanted to include the Center in their ‘Get Outta Town' campaign. I LOVE NEW YORK, the state tourism bureau, launched the campaign last year, encouraging those in New York City to explore other areas of the state.

Isles to Icons – NY’s Adirondack Campgrounds Offer Adventure & Family-Friendly Options

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment.

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