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TACC Tourism LogoTiconderoga, NY – May 12, 2022 – Experience the Ticonderoga Area this Memorial Day Weekend with multiple celebrations, events, and family focused opportunities in Crown Point, Hague, and Ticonderoga, NY located within the Adirondacks. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) invites you to experience Small Towns with Big Events.

Friday, May 27th:  

Carillon Boat Cruises Opening Day at Fort Ticonderoga: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon.

Lupine Fest 2022Albany, NY - The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission rejoices in the arrival of spring with their annual Lupine Fest for the local community, held at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road in the City of Albany on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10AM to 4PM.

Wild blue lupine is a beautiful native wildflower that blooms in May and June and is critical to the survival of the state and federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. Through interactive programs that showcase the globally rare, nationally significant and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush, the festival celebrates the annual blooming of wild blue lupine flowers in the pine barrens.

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation AreaBuffalo, N.Y. -- The William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area opens to the public Sunday, May 1 for its 2022 visitor season. This year marks the return of inside-the-dam tours after a two-year hiatus, the first full season of online tour reservations, and 70 years since construction of the dam was completed.

Located on the Genesee River next to Letchworth State Park, the dam provides flood protection to downstream communities, including the City of Rochester, as well as a place to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation in its day-use park.

Botanical Gardens Plants Sales 2022Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be hosting a brand new plant and vendor sale for Mother’s Day called the ‘One-Stop, Mom-Shop.’ The following weekend, the Great Plant Sale returns on-site for the first time since 2019, which will also include the popular Bulb Sale.

In Celebration of Cherry Blossom Season

Visitors can enjoy performances, tours, drop-in programs, and more over three weekends this spring

BBG - Art in the Garden

Brooklyn, NY – In celebration of the spring season of cherry blossoms, magnolias, bluebells, and more, Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Art in the Garden: Weekends in Bloom on Saturdays April 23, 30, and May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DEC logoWith Year-Round Trout Seasons, April 1 Marks End of Catch-and-Release-Only and Start of Harvest Season

More Than 1.8 Million Trout Being Stocked Statewide

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the upcoming start of the spring trout fishing season, which provides excellent angling opportunities statewide thanks to the State’s extensive stocking program and considerable number of wild trout fisheries. DEC’s spring trout stocking begins in March and runs through early June, and includes more than 1.8 million trout stocked in waters statewide. 

Orange County Aboretum (Credit: Mary Ann McCarthy)Orange County, N.Y. (March 24, 2022) – Spring’s arrival is an opportunity to revel in the seasonal experiences available in Orange County, N.Y. Marvel at the greening of the hills, the mild breezes and spring flowers from horseback or bicycle or on foot. Paddle the Hudson River or soar above the landscape in a hot-air balloon basket. It’s time to be a kid in our newest major destination, the LEGOLAND® New York Resort.

DEC logoTrail Includes 20 Locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

New Opportunities for New Yorkers, Regardless of Age, Ability, Identity, or Background to Enjoy Birding

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the grand opening of the Long Island segment of the New York State Birding Trail to highlight the state’s world-class and wide-ranging birding opportunities. The Long Island segment includes 20 locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, providing a variety of quality birding experiences for New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy.

Macy's Flower ShowSunday, March 27 through Sunday, April 10

This year’s floral design will be elevated by select fragrances including Good Girl by Carolina Herrera, Miss Dior by Christian Dior, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Donna Born in Roma by Valentino, and

FlowerBomb Ruby Orchid by Viktor&Rolf

New York, NY (March 7, 2022) – This Spring, dazzling blooms and stunning floral landscapes take root amongst fabulous fragrances, and chic fashion as the annual Macy’s Flower Show® returns to the world-famous Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York City. From Sun., March 27 through Sun., April 10, 2022, the splendor will enchant floral aficionados and ignite the senses with lush, inspiring gardens both inside the flagship’s main floor and balcony level and its famed Broadway windows. This year, the colorful showcase will highlight designs that focus on impact, energy, and bold modernism, immersing the public in radiant flowers, heavenly scents, and bold color gradients. 

BBG - Spring Bloom SeasonFor the Birds, Art in the Garden, Cherry Blossom Season, Return of Lightscape, and More

Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Botanic Garden is pleased to announce its 2022 calendar of exhibitions, programs, and seasonal highlights. The spring bloom season at BBG, with explosions of cherry blossoms, magnolias, bluebells, and more, is one of New York City’s annual outdoor highlights. This year, extended hours and new programs let visitors make the most of this special season.

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