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Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, N.Y. – The Special Olympics New York Summer Games will be hosted in Dutchess County from June 14-16, 2019 and on June 19-21, 2020.  More than 1,700 athletes and coaches will travel from around New York State to Vassar College and Dutchess Community College, as well as other locations throughout the county, to compete in a variety of sports.

Tupper Lake Tinman TriathlonTupper Lake, N.Y. -  On Saturday, June 23, the Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon will commence for the 36th time. 

The most noticeable change since the first race is the number of competitors, people who are looking for a hardcore race with a small town feel in a beautiful setting. To date, 501 people have registered for this year's race, with plenty of time to sign up. The 2017 race drew 633 competitors, and the 2016 iteration saw 538, compared with 390 entrants in 2015, and 375 in 2014.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. – Renowned equine artist Greg Montgomery, who has been producing artwork associated with Saratoga Race Course’s famed Travers Stakes since 1986, will unveil the 33rd edition of his annual Travers poster series at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Posters will be available for purchase and will be signed by Montgomery.

The Auburn DoubledaysAuburn, N.Y. – There have been plenty of changes that have taken place on the hallowed grounds of Falcon Park over the years. It has been a stockyard, a horse track, a modified race track, and more, but recently more known for bringing you memorable entertainment as a baseball stadium. The park got a serious upgrade after the 1994 season as the decrepit old Falcon Park made way for the new and improved stadium we have today.

Adventure Calls OutfittersThe lure of the gorge. Every year nearly 800,000 people from across the region, state, country, and world visit Letchworth State park to marvel at the “Grand Canyon of the East.” They may hike, camp, swim, or picnic, but eventually they make their way to one of the many overlooks, some towering more than 600 feet above the Genesee River. It’s beautiful to view the gorge walls and see the many layers of exposed geological features, and there at the bottom is the river making its way north toward Lake Ontario.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Legendary thoroughbred racing personality Tom Durkin, who called 25 editions of the Belmont Stakes from 1990 through 2014 for the New York Racing Association, will discuss several of his favorite calls of the iconic race during a special program at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. The program is open to the public and free to attend.

Farm to Fork FondoThe Hudson Valley offers outdoor competitions for athletes of all calibers

Orange County, N.Y. – Whether you’re looking to hike it, bike it, or run it, Orange County, N.Y. has a race for you! With its winding roads and rugged terrain, the Hudson Valley offers challenging courses with a stunning scenic backdrop. Warm weather beckons athletes and offers a variety of picturesque trails and country roads to conquer throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Mansion Ridge Golf CourseThe Hudson Valley offers lush greens and easy tee times for golfers

Orange County, N.Y – Spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom, and Orange County, N.Y. golf courses are open for business. Golf enthusiasts from near and far can enjoy the picturesque Hudson Valley while spending a day on the links. With a variety of challenging and scenic courses, Orange County, N.Y. is a destination for golfers of all skill levels.

After working up an appetite on the green, Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends feasting at one of the county’s remarkable 19th hole restaurants. Make your visit even more unforgettable with overnight accommodations at one of Orange County’s select hotels or cozy inns.

Monster JamThe most family-friendly, action-packed motorsport in the world races into the Carrier Dome on April 7

Syracuse, N.Y. – Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announced today that tickets for the Syracuse Monster Jam® show on April 7 are now on sale. This marks the eighth consecutive year Monster Jam has been held at the Carrier Dome. The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family, with seats starting at $16.

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