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Niagara Region

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Celebrate Water at the Annual Reinstein Woods Fall Festival

Searching for something fun to do the in the Niagara Region this month? Celebrate water’s impact on life in New York State at the 19th Annual Reinstein Woods Fall Festival. On Saturday, September 21, head out to the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga for fun activities from 10 am to 4 pm. The NYS […]

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Catskills Region

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Visit 3 Iconic Catskill Landmarks and Participate in Preservation Efforts

Thinking of visiting the Catskills this summer? Three stunning natural attractions are now part of Catskill Center’s 2019 steward season. While exploring Kaaterskill Falls, Platte Clove, or Peekamoose Blue Hole, meet the stewards who will be on-hand to welcome you and educate you on how to reduce your footprint while enjoying the beauty of the […]

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Thousand Islands Region

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Enjoy Free Fishing This Summer Along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

Looking for something fun to do in the Thousand Islands as summer winds down? Head out to New York State’s stunning north coast to fish for free — no fishing license required. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced free fishing on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for New […]

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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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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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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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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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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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