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Explore all the regions of New York State with information on the latest travel news, events and happenings that catch the attention of our regional bloggers. Have something interesting to say about your region of New York State? Contact us if you are interested in starting your own blog to be featured here.

Finger Lakes Region

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Critical Step Taken to Name Finger Lakes a National Heritage Area

Thanks to the new Natural Resources Management Act, the establishment of the Finger Lakes as a National Heritage Area (NHA) is one step closer to reality. According to the Livingston County News, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Study Act recently passed the Senate as part of the Natural Resources Management Act. […]

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Catskills Region

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Discover the Top Attractions in the Catskills

The Catskills are home to some of the most amazing sights in New York State. But with so many great attractions, where should you even start? We’ve compiled a list of the best stops for your next journey through the Catskills! From hikes to historic sites, canopy tours to cliff carvings, you’ll find it all […]

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Long Island Region

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Fire Island’s New Marine Habitat Adds to Largest Artificial Reef Expansion in State History

This month, a 744-acre reef off the coast of Fire Island is becoming a part of the largest artificial expansion in New York State history! By introducing a new marine habitat to Fire Island Reef, the DEC will not only be supporting the underwater ecosystem, but the state economy and local tourism efforts. Construction Off-Coast […]

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Niagara Region

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Sustainable Earth: Reinstein Woods Announces Fall Festival Theme

On Saturday, September 15, you’re invited to the Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods! This year’s theme will be “Sustainable Earth,” promoting the simple ways we can protect our environment. Read on to see what you can find at the festival, from nature walks to recycled crafts, and much, much more! Pitching In for the Planet […]

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Central Region

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New Viewing Platform & Improvements in Pharsalia Woods State Forest

Great news, nature lovers! On June 14, the DEC announced the completion of a brand new viewing platform in Pharsalia Woods State Forest. Part of Governor Cuomo’s Adventure NY Initiative, the latest upgrade invites new and returning visitors to experience the natural beauty of Central New York. About the Project The viewing platform, located in […]

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Capital Region

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Nipper Had A Litter: Famed Albany Icon Honored By Sculptures Throughout The City

Driving down Broadway in Albany, you’ll come upon a peculiar sight: a 28-foot tall dog statue perched atop 991 Broadway. Over the years this pooch has become one of Albany’s most famed icons and beloved landmarks. As you walk the streets of Albany, you might stumble upon one of Nipper’s pups, decked out in a […]

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Thousand Islands Region

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America’s Best Archipelago Is Here In New York State

If you can’t quite recall the definition of an archipelago, don’t sweat it. This geological phenomenon refers to a cluster, collection or chain of islands. Famous archipelagos include Japan, Hawaii, and the Bahamas. Many island chains remain underdeveloped, allowing nature’s beauty to reign supreme. Fox News put together a list of “America’s Best Archipelagos”, and the […]

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New York City Region

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New York Earns High Marks On TravelBird’s Most Welcoming Cities

New Yorkers have a bad rap for being standoffish and even downright rude. However, that doesn’t mean the City of Dreams is anything less than welcoming to visitors. TravelBird recently analyzed more than 500 tourist destinations across the globe to find the “Most Welcoming Cities” with New York City landing in the top 20. Ranking […]

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New York State

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Beyond Breweries: New York State Distillers Working On Signature Whiskey

Countless microbreweries, wineries, and distilleries continue to pop up all over the country as the craft beverage market booms. Right here in New York State, local distillers have joined together to create a signature libation you can’t find anywhere else. It all came together in 2014 at a craft spirits convention in Denver. A group […]

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Adirondack Region

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Adirondack Resorts Dominate Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top Resorts In New York State & The Mid-Atlantic”

The results are in for Condé Nast’s 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards and the Adirondacks dominated in “Top Resorts in New York State and The Mid-Atlantic”. Over 300,000 readers rated their favorite cities, hotels, and resorts from over 30,000 listings in the online survey. Four Adirondack resorts made the top ten, with three separated only by […]

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Hudson Valley Region

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Then & Now: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Continues To Play Major Role

Since 1982, the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve has played a key role in monitoring and preserving tidal wetland sites in the Hudson River Estuary. Now celebrating its 35th year, the Reserve is committed to protecting the region for future generations to enjoy. About the Reserve The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve is […]

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