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New York State Famous for making a lasting impression. Whether you’re discovering the Hudson Valley’s magnificent mansions, historic lighthouses on Long Island or the awe-inspiring falls at Niagara; whether you’re diving for treasures in the clear waters of the St. Lawrence, fly fishing in a Catskills river, studying grapes at an award-winning Finger Lakes winery, exploring world famous sites in New York City, visiting the capital city of Albany or the charming town of Saratoga, enjoying the solitude of the Adirondacks, discovering fascinating historical attractions in Central New York or listening to an inspirational speaker at Chautauqua Institution, you’ll know you’re part of something special. No matter the whim, no matter the season, you’ll always find another reason to say, “I Love New York!” VT

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Hudson Valley Since Henry Hudson first sailed up his namesake river, we've been welcoming visitors to our region for over 400 years. We have some of the most visited sites in America. Don't miss West Point, the Great Estates, Culinary Institute of America, and our state capital, Albany. Our country fairs and festivals, charming villages, and Hudson River boat cruises have entertained millions of visitors who love the Hudson Valley experience.

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Attractions The Crown Maple Estate/ Madava Farms

47 McCourt Rd. l Dover Plains, NY 12522

Tel: 845-877-5143 weekdays Weekends: 845-675-5044 www.crownmaple.com

State of the art Sugarhouse open weekend year round. Tours l Tastings l Shopping l Hiking l Views l Cafe

Motor Vessel RipVanWinkle Hudson River Cruises Inc.

Rondout Landing l Kingston, NY 12401

Tel: 800-843-7472 hudsonrivercruises.com

Enjoy memorable sightseeing cruises.

Camping New York City North/Newburgh KOA - P.O. Box 382 l Plattekill, NY 12568 Tel: 845-564-2836 newyorkcitykoa.com

Newburgh I-87 Exit 17, north 3 miles on NY 300, north 6 miles on NY 32 to Freetown Hwy. Near West Point, FDR Home & wineries, playground, fire truck rides, planned activities, 2 pools, guided NYC Tours (Apr-Oct).

Copake KOA

Owned and Operated by the Reinard Family 2236 County Route 7 l Copake, NY 12516 Tel: 845-329-2811 www.copakekoa.com We are the perfect summer getaway. Whether you rent a deluxe cabin or bring your rig, with all 50 amp FHU sites, we’ve got a spot for you! Best of Columba County Winner three years in a row!

Rip Van Winkle Campground

NYS Thruway, Exit 20, Saugerties - 2 miles west of Rt. 212, North on Blue Mtn. Rd for 1/2 mile

Tel: 845-246-8114

ripvanwinklecampgrounds.com

Big rigs welcome, full hookups, swimming, wireless internet, pull thrus, tent sites, laundry. 50 Years of Family Camping & Fun.

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park at Lazy River

50 Bevier Rd. l Gardiner, NY 12525 Tel: 845-255-5193 www.lazyriverny.com

Cabins and campsites available for family fun at its finest! Plus, enjoy our NEW splashpad!

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Macy's, Target, JC Penney (Sephora Inside), Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods, Cotton On, Hollister, Pandora, Forever 21, H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, LOFT, DSW, Johnny Rockets, Ruby Tuesday, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and more! Plus a 16 screen movie theater!

1 Galleria Drive l Middletown, NY 10941 845.692.8883 www.galleriacrystalrun.com Conveniently located in the Heart of the Hudson Valley Take Route 17 to Exit 120 or I-84 to Exit 4W, to Exit 120 Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9:30 pm, Sun. 11am-6pm

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Dining Danny’s Village Inn

178 Kingston Ave., Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Tel: 845-888-2000 www.dannysinwurtsboro.com

Bring your appetite and enjoy great food including sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pastas, steaks, seafood, pizza and much more!

Shopping/Antiques AfterEden Gallery

453 Main St. l Beacon, NY 12508

Tel: 845-649-4469 www.afteredangallery.com

AfterEden Gallery, filled with curiosity, beauty, history and wonder.

Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village

Kings Highway l Sugar Loaf, NY 10981-0125

E-mail: sugarloafnewyork@gmail.com www.sugarloafnewyork.com

One of a Kind! Artisian Made Art, Crafts and Unique Gifts. The Perfect Day Trip for everyone!

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Enjoy a fun-filled day with activities including one of the largest corn mazes in the Hudson Valley, fresh air and breathtaking views of the Shawangunk & Catskill Mountains. Many more new fun-filled additions added since last season including a huge apple canyon, soft ice cream, huge bouncing pillow and upcoming later this season, a small petting zoo! Just 75 miles north of New York City and just minutes from the NYS Thruway Exit 18 in New Paltz.

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Enjoy a picnic with our delicious foods and take home apple cider donuts, homemade pies, jams and jellies, local honey, maple syrup and so much more! 250 Hurds Rd. l Clintondale, NY 12515 866-632-7753

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Accommodations u Inns/Bed & Breakfasts Hampton Inn by Hilton Fishkill 544 Route 9 l Fishkill, NY 12524

Tel: 845-896-4000 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Enjoy our newly renovated rooms that has a confident and vibrant modern look. Complimentary full breakfast buffet, indoor pool, free WiFi, 100% satisfaction guarantee, microwaves and mini fridges, clean and fresh Cloud 9 bedding and friendly service.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2 Bryle Place l Chester, NY 10918

Tel: 845-469-3000 www.hiechester.com

Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and moments away from Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Center, West Point Military Academy, Brotherhood winery, and the area’s best ski resorts. Spacious rooms and suites, complimentary hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, high speed Wi-Fi, and one of a kind service.

Hyatt house

100 Westage Business Ctr. Dr. l Fishkill, NY 12524

Tel: 845-897-5757 www.Fishkill.house.hyatt.com

Completely renovated upscale hotel with touches of luxury. Smartly designed guestrooms and suites. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast with omelet station. Full evening bar with lite American fare.

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers 7000 Mall Walk l Yonkers, NY 10704

Tel: 914-377-1400 www.hyattplacenewyorkyonkers.com

Enjoy free breakfast. Steps from shopping, dining and entertainment.

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The Catskills

Whatever you love to do, you can be sure it's here in the Catskills. See a rock concert one night and enjoy the opera the next. Jump in a lake, fish a roaring river, golf legendary courses, bike a mountain trail. You can relax by a pool, shop for antiques, pick your own produce, enjoy a sunset. Explore the Catskills!

town tinker tuBe rental (845) 688-5553

www.towntinker.com NYS THRUWAY Exit 19

Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend Thru September 30th 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Last rentals at 4:00 pm

10 Bridge Street s Phoenicia, nY Accommodations Frost Valley YMCA

2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville, NY 12725

Tel: 845-985-2291 www.frostvalley.org

Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, just 2 hours north of New York City, providing year-round access to nature, adventure, environmental eduation and fun.

Attractions Bailiwick Animal Park

118 Castle Rd. l Catskill, NY 12414 Tel: 518-678-5665 www.bailiwickranch.com Zoological park, playground, horseback riding, pony rides, paintball, gift shop and picnic area. Fun for all ages!

Camping Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres P.O. Box 249 l Greenfield Park, NY 12435 Tel: 800-552-4724 www.nyjellystone.com Great Family fun at a top-rated resort! Come see Yogi Bear™!

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TheHotelVienna.com 518.734.5300

Route 296 ¡ Windham, NY 12496 | info@TheHotelVienna.com

Dining Danny’s Village Inn

178 Kingston Ave., Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Tel: 845-888-2000 www.dannysinwurtsboro.com

Bring your appetite and enjoy great food including sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pastas, steaks, seafood, pizza and much more!

Information & Services Greene County Tourism 1Route 23 B, Leeds, NY 12451

Tel: 518-943-3223

www.GreatNorthernCatskills.com

The ultimate all season destination for families, outdoor adventure seekers and those looking to get away from it all. For information on festivals and attractions, visit our website.

Sullivan Catskills

100 Sullivan Ave, Box 248, Ste. 2 Ferndale, NY 12734 Tel: 845-747-4449 SullivanCatskills.com

A country getaway only 90 minutes from NYC. Explore all our countryside has to offer!

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Blackhead Mountain

Lodge&CountryClub

Great Golf + Great Hospitality 18 HOLE, PAR 72 CHAMPIONSHIP SIZE GOLF COURSE

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FROST VALLEY YMCA

RETREATS FROM EARLY SEPT TO MID JUNE Your family and loved ones are invited to join us nearly every weekend during the school year for an enriching, memorable weekend retreat. We hold themed weekends to celebrate holidays and special events but you are welcome to enjoy all of our traditinoal - as well as unique - activities during any weekend that fits your schedule. Many of our theme weekends also offer special rates because we feel all families deserve the chance to experience quality time in the great outdoors. We can’t wait to see you and your family here in the Valley!

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Golfing Blackhead Mtn. Lodge

& Country Club

Blackhead Mountain Lodge & CC P.O. Box 298 l Round Top, NY 12473 Tel: 518-622-3157 www.blackheadmtn.com Family owned for 50 years, spectacular mountain setting, golf packages. Authentic German and American Cuisine with warm hospitality.

Rip Van Winkle Country Club 3200 Route 23A l Palenville, NY 12463 Tel: 518-678-9779 www.rvwcc.com

9 holes, walker friendly golf course with breathtaking views of the Great Northern Catskills. 10 Minutes from Exit 20 Saugerties or Exit 21 Catskill. See website for restaurant hours.

Windham Country Club

36 South Street l Windham, NY 12496 Tel: 518-734-9910 www.windhamcountryclub.com

Enjoy golfing open to the public. Full Restaurant and Bar. Specials midweek and Sunday afternoon.

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Rip Van Winkle Country Club 9 Holes with Breathtaking Views Open to the Public

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Discover Saugerties Discover Saugerties Chamber P.O. Box 731 l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 800-957-0124

info@discoversaugerties.com www.discoversaugerties.com

Discover Saugerties travel guide available for download on our website.

Helsmoortel Realty

Rte. 9W Barclay Heights, Saugerties, NY 12477 Tel: 845-246-9555 Scoot62268@aol.com www.helsmoortel.com When you’re looking for a home, look no further than Helsmoortel Realty.

Montano’s Shoes

77 Partition St. l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-247-4381

www.MontanosShoeStore.com

Quality footwear, specializing in custom orthodics. Over 100 brands!

Saugerties Historical Society Main St. l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-9529

www.saugertieshistoricalsociety.org

1727 Kierstedouse, home to the Saugerties Historical Society, where history comes alive!

Saugerties/Woodstock KOA 882 Route 212 l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-4089

www.Saugertieskoa.com

Thruway to Exit 20, 2.5 miles West on Route 212, follow signs, camground on the right. Big rigs welcome.

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Visit picturesque Saugerties nestled between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Voted one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America Sawyer Motors

166 Ulster Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-3412

www.sawyermotorcars.com

Express lane oil change. Open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 2 pm. See our line of 2017 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge & Ram Vehicles. 14th Sawyer Motors Annual The 2017 Best Little CAR Show in the Northeast

Main & Partition Streets, Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-3412

www.sawyermotorscarshow.com

Sunday, July 9th from 1 pm to 6 pm. Free to public. 6 Bands, one on every corner, 500 + cars, trophies awarded. Hot Rods, classics & antiques.

SCULPTURES by Alex Kveton ARTAK Studio & Gallery (by appointment) 135 Phillips Rd. l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-5272

artaksystems@gmail.com

www.AlexKveton.com

Fine bronze and stainless steel sculptures, custom art. Design, fabrication, restoration.

Towne & Country Wine & Liquor 330 NY Route 32 l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-8931

www.townandcountryliquorstore.com

Conveniently located at Exit 20 NYS Thruway with easy off and easy on access. Enjoy an extensive handpicked selection of domestic and international wines and spirits.

Town of Saugerties

4 High St. l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-2800

www.Saugerties.NY.US

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There is only one New York City, but there is no one New York City. No matter what your passion is, you can satisfy it here. Come discover all the history, culture and diversity that the City has to offer. Feel the energy that infuses our streets. Visit museums and galleries and enjoy Broadway shows. Shop for designer fashions or seek out a rare find. Dine in awardwinning restaurants or savor ethnic cuisines at neighborhood eateries. The five boroughs — the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island—are yours to explore.

Conveniently Located Near Famous New York Landmarks Central Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Music Hall, Times Square, Theatre District, Rockefeller Center, Tiffany, Nike Town Restaurant l Skylight Lobby Lounge l Seasonal Rooftop Pool

440 West 57th St. l New York, NY 10019 l United States Tel: 212-581-8100 www.thewatsonhotelny.com

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45 E 45th Street New York, NY 10017

Tel: 212-885-6197 www.theroosevelthotel.com Grand style hotel located in Midtown Manhattan with 1,015 rooms and suites.

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Long Island

After some fun at the beach, head out for a quick bite at a roadside lobster stand, where you might spot a celebrity in casual mode, or enjoy a romantic sunset dinner watching the boats come in. Then wander a harbor front village to find that perfect nautical treasure. Or do some serious shopping at some of the most exclusive shops east of 5th Ave., or land a bargain at the largest outlet center in the country. And, whether you’re looking for a high-end hotel or budget accommodations; or perhaps a charming inn with an ocean view, you’ll be glad you visited Long Island. Accommodations East Wind Long Island

5720 Route 25A l Wading River, NY 11792 Tel: 631-929-3500 www.EastWindLongIsland.com.

Long Island’s premier North Shore destination offers luxurious accommodations, extensive services at our Spa, first class conference rooms, fine dining and The Shoppes, a boutique shopping village featuring a Grand Carousel!

Hyatt Place East End

451 East Main St. l Riverhead, NY 11901 Tel: 631-208-0002 www.LongIslandEastEnd.Place.Hyatt.com

Waterfront property, indoor & outdoor pool, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi. Tour Group and family friendly. Complimentary hot breakfast, food available 24 hours a day. Our gorgeous property is attached to the Aquarium & Exhibition Center. Inquire for discounts.

Southampton Inn

91 Hill Street l Southampton, NY 11968 Tel: 631-283-6500 www.southamptoninn.com.

Located in the heart of historic Southampton Village, surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens, outdoor heated pool, all weather tennis court, shuffleboard and bicycles. 90 charming guest rooms with Tempur Pedic® mattresses. Enjoy seasonal farm-to-table dining at Cafe OSO.

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Discover New York City’s Beachfront Backyard. Just outside of New York City you’ll find 120-miles of sparkling ocean beaches, iconic sites, quaint downtown villages, world renowned Long Island Wine Country and the famed Hamptons. From Fire Island and beyond, Long Island plays host to some of the most premiere destinations as New York City’s beachfront backyard.

Special Events Photo by Bridget Elkin

Local Flavors

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Iconic Sites

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The Adirondacks The Adirondack Region with over 3,000 lakes and ponds, 2,000 miles of hiking trails, snowmobiling, trophy fishing, skiing, shopping and historic attractions provides visitors endless opportunities to play, relax, and plot an adventure. Scattered throughout this vast wilderness are charming communities with lodging ranging from resorts and spas, elegant inns and B&Bs, to rustic cabins and camping sites. There is so much to see and do in the Adirondacks!

LAKE GEORGE

STEAMBOAT Co. OPERATING MAY-OCTOBER 3 BEAUTIFUL CRUISE SHIPS. 12 CRUISES DAILY IN SEASON.

Proudly sailing on the most beautiful lake in America SINCE 1817.

PRIVATE CHARTERS and GROUP RATES AVAILABLE For brochure and information: P.O. Box 551 Beach RoadROAD STEEL57 PIER, BEACH Lake GEORGE, George, NY LAKE NY12845 12845 E-Mail: info@LakeGeorgeSteamboat.com www.LakeGeorgeSteamboat.com

(518) 668-5777 or (800) 553-2628

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1533 State Route 9 l Lake George, NY 12845 Tel: 518-761-0001 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/ny284 Open Year round! Near Factory Outlets and fine restaurants. Heated indoor pool, 50 foot waterslide, kiddie lagoon, 10 person hot tub and much more!

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Capital-Saratoga Capital-Saratoga Region is a great place for your next vacation or weekend getaway. From the bright lights of the cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs to the quiet countryside and lakes of Washington County and Fulton County, you're sure to find the perfect place for your next vacation. History, theater, concerts, horse racing, wineries, antiques, architecture, outdoor recreation, agriculture, culinary delights and much more await you. Photo: The New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s.

Accommodations u Inns/Bed & Breakfasts Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany East Greenbush

124 Troy Rd. l East Greenbush, NY 12601 Tel: 518-477-7984 www.marriott.com/albeg Newly renovated hotel located minutes outside of downtown Albany.

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown

25 Chapel St. l Albany, NY 12210 Tel: 518-432-7000 hamptonsuitesalbany.com We cater to your every need. Free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast, on site exercise facility, Weekend specials and romance packages available.

Hilton Garden Inn Albany/ SUNY Area

1389 Washington Ave. l Albany, NY 12206 Tel: 518-453-1300 albanysunyarea.hgi.com Enjoy our Serta Perfect Sleeper beds, shopping, entertainment & historic sites nearby.

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Saratoga, NY

From our famous mineral springs and world class horse racing, to great golf, polo, a fun arts scene and national historic sites, it’s all waiting here for you. Plus so many places to eat, drink and make merry. Choose from lovely country inns, bed and breakfasts, full service resorts, or your favorite chain hotel. You’ll find us so very accommodating.

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Saratoga County

is the perfect year-round destination. World-class, thoroughbred racing, cultural performances, concerts and polo await you during the summer months, but you will love visiting us any time! Great golf courses, mineral springs, spas, an award-winning downtown with fabulous restaurants and shops, national historic sites, outdoor recreation, popular annual events and opportunities to explore agriculture are just part of what makes Saratoga County so special.

Information & Services Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau

25 Quackenbush Sq. l Albany, NY 12207

Tel: 800-258-3582 www.albany.org

Discover our historic City on the Hudson! Albany, an Amazing Discovery.

Fulton County Tourism

2 North Main St. l Gloversville, NY 12078

Tel: 518-725-0641 www.44lakes.com 800-676-3858

Enjoy the outdoors, agriculture, history, family fun & more! 44 Lakes...44 Choices.

Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

28 Clinton St. l Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tel: 800-526-8970 www.saratoga.org Easy to reach. Always exceptional.

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Central New York Delight in the unique heritage and geological wonders of the Central New York region. Savor the unspoiled beauty and nostalgic charm of this delightful region. Get the full farm experience complete with tractor pulls and petting zoos or savor tasty flavors from our one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries and breweries across Central NY. Accommodations Super 8 Amsterdam

5502 State Highway 30 S., Amsterdam, NY 12010

Tel: 518-843-5888 www.the.super8.com/hotel/03657

NYS Thruway I-90 #27, across from toll booths. All non-smoking rooms with king bed singles with recliner, Showtime, high speed internet access and free continental breakfast.

Information & Services Montgomery County Tourism

1166 Riverfront Center l Amsterdam, NY 12010

Tel: 518-725-0641/800-743-7337 www.visitmontgomeryny.org

Naturally Stronger. A valley of history, adventure & allure carved by the mighty Mohawk.

Oneida County Tourism P.O. Box 551 l Utica, NY 13503

Tel: 315-624-7144/800-426-3132 www.oneidacountytourism.com

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal!

Shopping Sangertown Square

8555 Seneca Tpke. l New Hartford, NY 13413

Tel: 315-797-8520

www.sangertown.com With 70 top retailers, find the latest fashions to home furnishings.

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THE MOHAWK VALLEY’S PREMIER SHOPPING DESTINATION!

8555 Seneca Turnpike New Hartford, NY 13413 For the latest information visit Sangertown.com

Attractions Iroquois Indian Museum

324 Caverns Rd. l Howes Cave, NY 12092

Tel: 518-296-8949 www.iroquoismuseum.org

Programs celebrate the culture, history, artistic expression of the Iroquois.

Old Stone Fort Museum

2145 Fort Rd. l Schoharie, NY 12157

Tel: 518-295-7192 www.theoldstonefort.com

Seven historic buildings and store at Revolutionary War battle site.

Secret Caverns

671 Caverns Rd. l Howes Cave, NY 12092

Tel: 518-296-8558 www.secretcaverns.com

45 minute guided tour leads to 100 ft. underground waterfall.

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DESTINATION CHENANGO

Nationally recognized events, motocross and ATV racing, trail systems, fishing, snowmobiling, cultural performances and galleries, quiet open spaces for camping, quaint restaurants, unique shops, museums and more.

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Greater Niagara Region The Region offers an array of activities for everyone! Buffalo and Niagara offer the best in shopping, dining, historical and cultural experiences like the Underground Railroad and Old Fort Niagara Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties afford diverse outdoor and recreational opportunities throughout their “Country Byways.” Indulge in Orleans County’s apple country experiences, take in thrill rides at Darien Lake Theme Park, or enjoy an exhilarating hiking or biking trip in Letchworth State Park.

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Letchworth State Park - renowned as the Grand Canyon of the East. 66 miles of hiking trails as well as trails for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx

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AMERICA’S MOST MONUMENTAL EXPERIENCE SINCE 1846

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Where adventure comes naturally.

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Thousand Islands-Seaway

Quaint towns and villages dot the shorelines of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River while over 1,800 islands dot the waterway itself. This combination of woods and water create a scenic region full of recreational opportunities. Boating and fishing are favorite activities of both residents and visitors. Scenic boat tours, historic home tours, museums, agricultural attractions and War of 1812 sites provide a variety of ways to spend your time here. www.visit1000islands.com

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Chautauqua-Allegheny No matter the season, there's outdoor recreation of all kinds in Chautauqua County. Golf at worldclass courses through the county in the spring, summer and fall or ski on some of the best snow in the country in the winter. Go birding or hiking. Take a hot air balloon ride over the scenic rolling hills and spend a leisurely afternoon on a nature walk through the glacier rock parks at Panama Rocks.There is always something to do in Chautauqua County...in the great outdoors. Attractions/Accommodations Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum 2 West Third Street l Jamestown, NY 14710 Tel: 716-484-0800 www.Lucy-Desi.com www.LucyComedyFest.com

Featuring replica “I Love Lucy” sets, original costumes, props, Emmy’s, and more!

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Finger Lakes Region

We have a different sort of high rise here, as the landscape of concrete and steel and glass has been replaced by rolling hills, lush valleys, and all sorts of shimmering waterways. Once you've arrived, you can breath again. You can take your time. But a slower pace doesn't have to come at the cost of finer things, like world-class art, award-winning wine, exceptional food. Oddly enough, it offers more of a chance, not only to savor those very things, but to create them. Accommodations Americas Best Value Inn Lodge on the Green

196 South Hamilton St. l Painted Post, NY 14870

Tel: 607-962-2456 www.abvilodgeonthegreen.com

Outdoor pool. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free WiFi.

The Hotel Ithaca

222 South Cayuga St. l Ithaca, NY 14850

Tel: 607-272-1000 www.thehotelithaca.com

Full service hotel with beautiful guestrooms and suites. One mile from Cornell University.

Camping Lake Bluff Campground

7150 Garner Rd. l Wolcott, NY 14590

Tel: 315-587-4517 www.LakeBuffCampground.com

Cabins, campsites, planned activities, convenient store, heated pool, playground, catch & release fish pond. Closest campside to Chimney Bluff’s State Park.

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DISCOVER Syracuse, New York

SHOPPING · DINING · ENTERTAINMENT · OUTLETS A L L I N O N E P L AC E

Largest Shopping Destination in New York State - Fully Enclosed For more info, contact our Travel and Tourism Director Rose Hapanowich at 315.410.6635 or rmh@destinyusa.com

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760 E. Water Street * Elmira, NY 14901 * 607.734.4211

Your Home Away From Home A full service hotel located in the heart of Mark Twain Country at the gateway to Finger Lake Wine Country. Anthony’s Restaurant & Lounge, located on premise, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with specials and Saturday night music. Guest rooms with microwave and fridge, free high speed internet and indoor pool. A few short miles from great unique shopping and renowned attractions.

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A country getaway full of history, a little mystery, and year-round fun.

Visit a world-famous place just 90 minutes north of New York City that’s long been a vacationland for families, business moguls, actors, and musicians. Join us and come visit the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Cast a line in Junction Pool and search for the legendary and elusive two-headed trout. There are concerts, farm to table restaurants, hiking, biking and snow shoeing trails in winter. Check out our handcrafted brews and spirits, antiques, golf, water sports and more. Or you can just chill in a vacation rental, B&B, inn, campground or family resort.

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