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We Are NYProject to Enhance Passenger Experience

Major Construction of New Interior Facilities Underway, Work to Begin This Spring on New Airport Canopy and Entrances

Modernization Project Awarded $32 Million From the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of a major construction project to enhance the passenger experience and transform the Greater Binghamton Airport into a modern, state-of-the-art gateway for travelers living in and visiting the Southern Tier Region.

We Are NYEnvironmental Bond Act Funding to Support Ongoing Construction of World-Class Recreational Trail in Heart of the Adirondacks 

 Restoration of Adjacent Historic Saranac Lake Depot to Bolster North Country Economy 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced $13.1 million to support the ongoing construction of the Adirondack Rail Trail, a 34-mile, multi-use recreational corridor for outdoor adventurers between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid, and the restoration of the Saranac Lake Depot. Funding from the 2022 Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act will aid the ongoing transformation of a former railbed into a world-class shared-use path and the former depot for use as a regional education, interpretation, and economic asset. When complete, the trail will be open all year, free of charge, for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers, and snowmobile enthusiasts. …

ptnyParks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) release a new handbook to guide grassroots advocates through the steps to take the vision for a new multi-use path from concept to reality.

Albany, NY (January 16, 2024) – PTNY and OPRHP today announced the release of the Trails Across New York: A Grassroots Guide to Developing Greenway Trails. The new resource provides detailed information to support Greenway trails development in communities around the state.

ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (January 16, 2024) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Board of Directors approved two new members at its recent annual meeting. 

Mary Jane Lawrence, ROOST chief operating officer, introduced Alex Madden and Jon Donk as the most recent additions to the board. “We are thrilled to welcome Alex and Jon to the ROOST board of directors,” she said. “Their business experience and local knowledge will be a huge benefit to ROOST. As we continue to focus on destination marketing and management, representation from the tourism, arts and local business sector continues to be incredibly valuable.”…

Lake George Winter's Dream_MomentFactory_1On January 25, 2024, Winter’s Dream Welcomes Those Who Have Served and Those Who Are Serving Our Country

Lake George, NY — Lake George Winter's Dream is proud to announce Military Appreciation Evening,  a special event to honor veterans and active military service members. On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the Lake George Winter's Dream experience will be free for all active military and veterans. In addition, their guests will enjoy 20% off ticket prices. Attendees are required to show a valid form of military identification upon entry. Acceptable forms of ID include a Military ID, DD-214 with valid Driver’s License, Veteran’s ID Card or Veteran’s status on Driver’s license or Government-Issued ID Card.

We Are NYThe First Total Eclipse Over New York State in 99 Years

Nearly Two Dozen State Agencies and Authorities Have Been Working with Local Governments to Ensure a Safe and Enjoyable Experience

Path of Totality Will Traverse 29 Counties, The Rest of the State Will See 88 Percent to Over 99 Percent Coverage

With less than 100 days to go before the State’s first total eclipse in nearly a century, Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers and the State’s expected hundreds of thousands of visitors on its plans to ensure a safe, enjoyable and awe-inspiring experience.

oneida-county-tourismUtica, NY - Oneida County Tourism (OCT), the official destination marketing organization for Oneida County, NY, is excited to announce its relocation to two brand-new offices, enhancing visitor experience and accessibility. At the end of 2023, OCT bid farewell to the Exit 31 Welcome Center and relocated to the historic Union Station in Utica. Additionally, three staff members have moved into the County Office Building, also in Utica.

Orange County Tourism23% increase crushes previous annual records and inspires dynamic experiences for more visitors

Orange County, N.Y. (Jan. 9, 2024) – The Orange County Tourism website, orangetourism.org, drew record-breaking traffic over the past year, surpassing 1 million annual visits for the first time.

The surge of website visits represented a 23% increase over 2022’s visits, which set the previous record. The increase was powered by a combination of Orange County’s many assets, County Executive Steven Neuhaus' Four Seasons Campaign to promote year-round tourism and marketing strategies from the Tourism Department.

Sullivan County DoveFerndale, NY (January 8, 2024) - The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) is thrilled to announce the addition of a new dove sculpture to its popular Dove Art Trail. With this unveiling, the trail will now feature over 70 unique dove sculptures, each hand-painted by a professional local artist.

The Dove Art Trail was first launched in 2019 as part of SCVA's effort to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Stephen MageeSales Manager focuses on bus tours and sports events coming to Warren County

Lake George, NY — The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB) welcomes Stephen Magee, Group Sales Manager, as the newest addition to the sales team. The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce (LGRCC) that serves all Warren County hospitality partners and focuses its sales and marketing efforts to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to the area in the form of meetings and conventions, sports events, weddings, and group bus tours.

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