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FlutterbyMore than 120 Green Exhibitors and Businesses Will Participate on August 10

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Flutterby Festival, Buffalo’s new, premier eco-event, will showcase environmentally friendly businesses and organizations, green-themed art installations, informative eco-focused exhibits, and many other activities on Saturday, August 10 from 11 am to 7 pm in the Elmwood Village.

Designed as a fun, family-friendly, multi-generation experience, festival-goers will stroll along 1.6 miles of sidewalks from the Gallery District to Summer St. as Elmwood Avenue is transformed into an urban eco-corridor.

Honorary International Peace Garden at the Buffalo History Museum14 peace gardens across New York State offer magnificent display of flowers

Batavia, N.Y. - The old saying "April showers bring May flowers" is proven to be true yet again. The Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail, which stretches across New York State from Lewiston to Oswego, is full of blossoming flowers and plants. Guests are encouraged to visit the 14 permanent gardens now through October to experience them in bloom and witness their beauty.

The Peace Garden Trail spans across the Greater Niagara, Finger Lakes and 1000 Islands/Seaway regions of New York State. Blooming annually from May to October, each garden is unique in style and design. Thanks to volunteers, museum staff members and local Master Gardeners, the gardens are brimming with a variety of flowers in vibrant colors.

Long Acre Farms generationsMacedon, N.Y. - There is a lot of pride in a farm that has remained in the same family since the 1920’s and Long Acre Farms is celebrating the arrival of the 4th generation with a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on May 20th and 21st.  “We have spent all winter remodeling and updating our Farm Market and Ice Cream shop this winter to accommodate the vision of the next generation,” states Joan Allen, owner/partner.  “My husband Doug and I are thrilled to welcome our daughter back to the farm and with that we realized we needed some changes.”  The newly enclosed and expanded market and ice cream shop adds additional retail and work space along with heating and air conditioning to extend the season.  The outdoor seating areas will be updated as well to accommodate a woodfired pizza oven.  “We put off major renovations not knowing if we had any of our children interested in coming back to the farm,” adds Allen “but when Sarah Allen Henning and her husband Matthew moved back from Pennsylvania we jumped right in.”…

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.