Fonda, NY - As the holiday season approaches the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce wants to remind everyone of the resources they have available to make planning easier. "Whether you are staying home for the holidays or traveling the Chamber has many free resources that can assist you with your travel needs," states Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Tourism Director. "If you have company coming or need to entertain your children while on school break, the Montgomery County event calendar can provide many ideas." Attraction brochures and county maps are great supplements to the calendar. "Several attractions are closed for their typical season, but many offer fantastic holiday events such as Elves Night Out in Canajoharie, Fort Klock's St. Nicholas Day, and the Festival of Trees at the GFWC Century Club. The event calendar and up-to-date tourism website calendar list upcoming concerts, light displays, and many other winter and holiday activities," adds DaBiere-Gibbs. "The Montgomery County Tourism website, http://www.visitmontgomerycountyny.com/, offers information on shopping, dining and lodging locations as well," adds DaBiere-Gibbs. "If you don't have extra room for your family and friends there are several lodging options from a hotel setting at the America's Best Value Inn to many charming bed and breakfasts throughout the County like Amsterdam Castle and Stone Rose Bed and Breakfast. Holiday shopping can be done locally for party platters, baskets, jewelry, fashion, art, candles, trinkets and more. Don't stress over cooking Montgomery County has several unique dining experiences." The Fulton and Montgomery County Harvest Tour map is available. "While the harvest season is coming to an end this map is a year round resource," states DaBiere-Gibbs. "Some farms listed on the map have Christmas Trees, kissing balls, and wreathes for sale." If you are traveling out-of-town, the Chamber has a large supply of New York State maps and winter guides. Limited copies of the Central Leatherstocking Region's Simply Getaway magazine are still available featuring information and articles on romantic weekends, unique boutique and antiques shopping, winter break enjoyment, snowmobiling, and breweries along with the calendar of major events in the region. Adirondack Scenic Byway, which starts in Fonda, maps and pamphlets are also in the sampling of regional brochures available at the Chamber. Call DaBiere-Gibbs 518-853-1800 ext. 12 for your free event calendar, maps and brochures. For more information on all of the wonderful things to do in Montgomery County go to http://www.visitmontgomerycountyny.com/.
***Contact: Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Tourism Director (518) 853-1800, ext. 12