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I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWater Safari Resort Will Grow, Add New Attractions at its Enchanted Forest Water Safari Water Theme Park with $500,000 from Upstate Revitalization Initiative Funds

The Park is Ranked 4th in the U.S. and 17th in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2019 “Traveler’s Choice” for Best Water Parks

NEW YORK – August 15, 2019 – Empire State Development announced that Water Safari Resort, located in Old Forge in Herkimer County, will expand and enhance its globally ranked Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park by adding three new water slides and replacing two older slides, Killermanjaro and Serengeti Surf Hill, among other improvements. Empire State Development has awarded $500,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative towards this project that, when completed, is expected to increase traffic significantly in the region.

Wine SpectatorThe View Restaurant Among 3,800 Winners
Full 2019 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator
’s August Issue

Lake Placid, N.Y. — For the 20th consecutive year, The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, has been honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant received the Best of Award of Excellence, and is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

Copyright Fort Ticonderoga, Photo Credit Carl Heilman IITiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga recently unveiled a new responsive and multi-lingual website, featuring stunning visuals that capture Fort Ticonderoga’s scenic beauty and many programs extending across the historic site’s 2,000-acre landscape and onto the waters of Lake Champlain. The website project was supported, in part, by a grant from New York State’s Division of Tourism/I LOVE NY through the Market New York program as part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards.

Fort Ticonderoga logoUp to 45% Off Train Tickets and Free 2-Day Passes

Families, outdoor lovers, history buffs, and more can explore one of the world’s most historic and scenic sites

It’s time to spend less and see more of what New York has to offer. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Adirondack train, New York residents and visitors can receive 45 percent off a companion ticket when they purchase a full-priced adult ticket on the Adirondack. Additionally, customers who show their Amtrak ticket to or from Ticonderoga, NY (station code FTC) at Fort Ticonderoga’s ticket office throughout July and August will receive free access to the numerous attractions and experiences on land and water at the iconic fort and historic site that dates back to the 18th century.

Ti Area Car ShowTiconderoga, NY – July 3, 2019 – The 27th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be a number of awards given out including Fabulous 50, Top 25, and an array of special awards including Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Best of Show Motorcycle, Best of Show Display, 1 Super Wheels Prize Package, Trail Riders Choice, Fans Choice, Most Radical Engine, Most Likely To Get Pulled Over, Best Color Scheme, Favorite Antique, and Best Work In Progress. Awards/plaques have been custom designed for the 2019 Ticonderoga Area Car Show and reflect the Ticonderoga Area.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedRevitalization of Former Theme Park Site Will Bolster Local Economy, Serve as Gateway to Recreational Opportunities in the Adirondacks

Campers Can Book Reservations at State's Newest Campground

Final State Management Plan Issued for Hammond Pond Wild Forest

NEW YORK – June 26, 2019 – The construction of the new Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area in the Adirondacks was completed today. The new public campground, on the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson, is a signature piece of the Governor's "Gateway to the Adirondacks" tourism hub. To date, an estimated total of $25 million in public/private resources has been committed to the project.

Adirondack Theatre - 25 YearsGlens Falls, N.Y. – Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, announces Adirondack Theatre Festival’s PB&J Café: A Dinner Theatre for Kids will present Alice In Wonderland as part of the 2019 line-up. The show, presented for children 12 and under, runs June 25-28, and July 16-20 with both matinee and early evening performances. All performances will be at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY. The leading professional theatre in the Capital Region, ATF is dedicated to new plays and musicals, the season runs June 14 - August 9, 2019 with all performances at the Charles R. Wood Theater.

Wild Center Otters 2Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center family is expanding this summer with the arrival of two male North American river otters. The pair make their debut in Otter Falls on Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 5pm, which also marks The Wild Center's inaugural You Otter Run/Walk 5K benefitting the Center's Betsy Lowe Fund for Adirondack Education.

The pair began their journey to The Wild Center in Ohio where they were trapped as nuisance animals.  Crayfish farmers in Ohio often trap North American river otters as their diet subsists of crayfish, as well as snakes, frogs and fish. These trapped river otters are often slated to be killed and used for fur, or in some cases, relocated to areas without enough food to survive.

Sawmill SplashdownOld Forge, N.Y. – Enchanted Forest Water Safari, New York's largest water theme park, opens Wednesday, June 12th with more than 50 rides and attractions.

Visitors this year can enjoy family circus show acts from Royal Hanneford Circus act featuring Trampoline Wall, Juggling, Single Trapeze, Clown, Hula Hoops Motorcycle in the Giant Steel Globe with grand finale of 3 riders at once! - Most popular act, back by popular demand!…

Adirondack Wine & Food FestivalTwo-Day Celebration of New York State Wine, Craft Beverages & Artisan Foods Expected to Bring over 7,000 Visitors to the Lake George Area

Lake George, N.Y. - Celebrating half a decade in operation, the 2019 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will return to the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George for two days of remarkable wine and food experiences on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.

The fifth-annual, family friendly wine and food tasting event will feature a record 120+ vendors, including the finest producers of New York state wines, craft beverages and artisan foods as well as 11 food trucks, arts & crafts and more.

This year’s festival is also expected to shatter the previous attendance record for the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons – a record set by last year’s festival, which brought more than 6,300 visitors to Lake George and had a 1.87 million economic impact on the greater Lake George area, perennially one of the state’s most popular summer tourism destinations.

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