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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!”

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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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funtastic Shop, Dine, Stay... Play! Westchester County, in the Hudson Valley and bordering New York City, has it all from shopping destinations to farms to cultural activities to luxury spas, a casino and a calendar full of group activities. Preplanned itineraries and brochures are available. www.visitwestchesterny.com Call (800) 833-9282 and let us help plan your next tour.

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Attractions

Motor Vessel RipVanWinkle Hudson River Cruises Inc.

Rondout Landing l Kingston, NY 12401

Tel: 800-843-7472 hudsonrivercruises.com Enjoy memorable sightseeing cruises.

Shopping/Antiques 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, Craft and Unique Gifts. The Perfect Day Trip - Open Year Round.

All your Shopping, Dining and Entertainment needs!

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

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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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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).

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

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Big rigs welcome, full hookups, swimming, wireless internet, pull thrus, tent sites, laundry.

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, campground on the right. Big rigs welcome.

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park at Lazy River

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

Family camping at its Best! I-87- Exit 18 W. 299 turn left onto Route 32S 5 miles, turn right onto Rtes. 44&45 for 3 miles.

Dining Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village Inn

178 Kingston Ave., Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Tel: 845-866-5145 www.dannysinwurtsboro.com

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

Mirabella of Saugerties

123 Partition St. l Saugerties, NY 12477

Tel: 845-246-7417

Proprietor: Brendan Amodio

Italian Cuisine, Pizzeria, cocktails and drink specials. Eat in or take out, open 7 days a week.

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503 Washington Ave. Kingston, NY 845-338-0400 | www.hikingston.com Accommodations u Inns/Bed & Breakfasts Frost Valley YMCA

2000 Frost Valley Rd. l Claryville, NY 12725 Tel: 845-985-2291 www.frostvalley.org

Located in the Catskill Mountains, offering year-round programming, camps, and conference activities for groups or individuals, young and not-soyoung! Just 2.5 hours from NYC.

Hampton Inn Fishkill

544 Route 9 l Fishkill, NY 12524

Tel: 845-896-4000 www.hamptoninnfishkill.com

Enjoy incredible views, mountain trails and many historic sites. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, indoor pool, free Hot Breakfast, clean and fresh Cloud 9 bedding, free Wi-Fi, and friendly quality service!

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

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

Moments away from some of the areas best attractions and close to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and West Point.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

12740 Route 9W l West Coxsackie, NY 12192

Tel: 518-719-1999 NYS Thruway I-87, Exit 21B www.hiexpress.com/westcoxsackie New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest Holiday Inn, indoor pool, free breakfast and great service. Check our website for special packages.

Hyatt house

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

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

Upscale hotel with unexpected touches of luxury. Deluxe guest rooms and suites with kitchens. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet with omelet station. Bar with limited menu in evening.

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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. Take the kids camping or relax at a B&B, hotel, Inn or a cabin on the lake. 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 Attractions Massacre Mansion Haunted House 348 Sunside Rd. l East Durham, NY 12423 Tel: 518-239-4019 massacremansion.com

Located on the grounds of Blackthorne Resort, the house that fear built! Open Friday & Saturday; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Sundays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, to last Sunday in October.

Camping Yogi Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jellystone Park at Birchwood Acres P.O. Box 482 l Woodridge, NY 12789 Tel: 800-552-4724 www.nyjellystone.com Great Family fun at a top-rated resort! Come see Yogi Bearâ&#x201E;˘!

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2000 Frost Valley Rd. l Claryville, NY 12725 Tel: 845-985-2291 www.frostvalley.org

Located in the Catskill Mountains, offering year-round programming, camps, and conference activities for groups or individuals, young and not-soyoung! Just 2.5 hours from NYC.

Blackhead Mtn. Lodge

Golfing Blackhead Mountain Lodge & CC P.O. Box 298 l Round Top, NY 12473 Tel: 518-622-3157 www.blackheadmtn.com

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Family owned for 46 years, spectacular mountain setting, golf packages. Authentic German and American Cuisine with warm hospitality.

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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PATRIOT HILLS GOLF CLUB WORLD CLASS GOLF JUST 30 MINUTES FROM MANHATTAN 

With dramatic elevation changes and tee boxes that overlook the Hudson River. Patriot Hills is a must play for all golfers.



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Apple Greens Golf Course

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Oswego County 13 Public Golf Courses

Where Our Outdoors Is Outstanding!

Battle Island State Park The Elms Golf Club Emerald Crest Golf Club Evergreen Hills Golf Club Glennwood Golf Course Green Valley Golf Course Greenview Country Club Griffin’s Greens The Pines Golf Club Riverside Country Club Rose Creek Golf Club Streamside RV Park and Golf Course Tamarack Golf Club

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Chautauqua-Allegheny In the Great Outdoors

No matter the season, there's outdoor recreation of all kinds in Chautauqua County. Golf at world-class 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 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!

Attractions/Accommodations Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel

777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. l Salamanca, NY 14779 Tel: 877-8-SENECA www.SenecaCasinos.com

Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel offers more than 2,000 slots, 33 table games, six delicious dining options and 403 hotel rooms on 11 levels.

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The quickest way to Hudson Valley mountain views, historic attractions and wineries is through Stewart International Airport. Besides boating, fishing, hiking, winter sports and world-class restaurants, we offer on-time performance, stress-free boarding, convenient access to baggage and affordable fares all less than an hour from New York City. Next time you come to the Hudson Valley, land at Stewart, just like Delta, JetBlue and U.S. Airways do. Then, let the fun begin.

Stewart International Airport. Your Gateway to New York.

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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 award-winning restaurants or savor ethnic cuisines at neighborhood eateries. The five boroughs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are yours to explore. Accommodations Empire Hotel Group New York City

Tel: 888-HOTEL58 www.newyorkhotel.com Six locations. See display ad.

45 E 45th Street u 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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Belvedere Hotel

319 W. 48th St. New York, NY

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Hotel Newton

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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 youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a high-end hotel or budget accommodations; or perhaps a charming inn with an ocean view, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be glad you visited Long Island. Accommodations Hyatt Place East End

451 East Main St. l Riverhead, NY 11901 Tel: 631-208-0002 www.hyattplaceeastend.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. Photos courtesy of Long Island CVB

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Explore a 100-mile-long Shopping Isle.

A shopping spree on Long Island never has to end. Start with Americana Manhasset, the “Rodeo Drive of the East,” minutes from Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Browse your way through a dazzling array of specialty boutiques, luxury malls and outlet centers. Discover one-of-a-kind shops in quaint seaside villages. And experience the wonders of the world-famous Hamptons. Call 1-877-386-6654, ext. 272 for a FREE Travel Guide. www.discoverlongisland.com.

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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. Capt. Thomson's RESORT

Overlooking the St. Lawence River and Boldt Castle in downtown Alexandria Bay 68 Rooms with private balconies

Jacuzzi rooms and efficiency apartments

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An attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy yearsâ&#x20AC;Ś

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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!

Pottersville, NY I87, Exit 26 518-494-2283

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Accommodations/Shopping Comfort Suites Lake George

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!

Duty Free Americas

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Capital-Saratoga The 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. 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.

Photos courtesy of: Albany County CVB

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Discover more than 400 years of history, art, cuisine, and culture in New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital.

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Accommodations u Inns/Bed & Breakfasts 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.

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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.

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Central New York Delight in the unique heritage and geological wonders of the Central New York region. Step back in time and tour a 19thcentury village or be pampered at an historic spa at Sharon Springs. Stay at a cozy bed and breakfast or visit a NativeAmerican museum. Explore underground caverns, relax by a sparkling waterfall, or picnic at a scenic park. You can pay homage to sports legends at several halls of fame or enjoy opera in a tranquil setting by Otsego Lake. Savor the unspoiled beauty and nostalgic charm of this delightful region.

Accommodations Knights Inn Little Falls

20 Albany Street l Little Falls, NY 13365

Tel: 315-823-4954 866-631-4470 www.knightsinnlittlefalls.com

56 Guest rooms, full service restaurant & lounge, adjoining movie theater.

Super 8 Amsterdam

5502 Route 30 So. l Amsterdam, NY 12010

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

NYS Thruway I-90 #27, across from toll booths. King bed singles with recliner, HBO, high speed internet access, free continental breakfast.

Attractions New York Power Authority

1378 State Route 30 l N. Blenheim, NY 12131

Tel: 800-724-0309 www.nypa.gov

New York Power Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center.

Top photo courtesy of: Howe Caverns

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Eat. Drink. Repeat. A culinary adventure is waiting for you in Madison County.

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GET AWAY TO OPPORTUNITY Utica, Rome, Verona & Sylvan Beach CE NTR AL NEW YOR K’S GETAWAY REGION

Oneida County is full of amusements to delight kids of all ages. Rides, restaurants, museums and art exhibits, two casinos, shows, historic sites, sporting events, entertainment, brewery tours, sandy beaches, and so much more. Shop for antiques, crafts, or boutique originals, and dine around the world at your pick of ethnic and American restaurants. We offer a variety of accommodations from luxurious hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. It’s a great place to stay for the weekend, the week, or even the season. Find endless opportunities in Central New York when you…get away to it all in Oneida County!

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EXPLORE! The Great Cave Open Year-Round

• Gemstone Mining & Geode Cutting • Cafe & Motel • Sweet Shop, Featuring Homemade Fudge, Assorted Candy & Truffles • Gifts & Souvenirs • Special Group Pricing For Tours, Dining & Lodging

Seasonal Hours

HoweCaverns.com • 518.296.8900 Exit 22 of I-88 Between Albany & Cooperstown

*Any child 15 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. One Pass Per Person Per Visit • Includes continuous admission for one day to each activity at Howe High Adventure, including H2OGO Ball. **One time admittance only.

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Chenango County Experience Tourism in a Whole New Way From nature trails, parks, snowmobiling, arts and musical festivals, to the largest classic car museum in the Northeast, Chenango County offers something for everyone.

Chenangony.org 1-877-Chenango Chenango County

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Classiccarmuseum.org 607-334-2886 Norwich, NY


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.

Segway Tours Buffalo

Spirit of Buffalo

Old Fort Niagara Top photo: Maid of the Mist Niagara Falls

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 Chestnut Hill Country Club 18 holes - Consistently rated among the top in Western New York, and is a Golf Digest 4 Star course.  Stafford Country Club 18 holes - A private course offering an exception for you. Designed by esteemed golf course architect Walter J. Travis. Terry Hills Golf Course  27 holes - coined as “first class golf in a friendly down-to earth atmosphere” by Golf Magazine.

Pa c k a g e s f o r T w o i n c l u d e : Overnight accommodations, breakfast at the hotel, lunch at the turn, and $25 toward dinner. Packages can be customized to include choice of courses. Groups welcome. ® I LOVE NEW YORK logo is a registered trademark/service mark of the NYS Dept. of Economic Development, used with permission.

To book your package, call 1-877-943-6373 ext.24 today! Mon day - Friday 8am-4pm EST

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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.

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Americas Best Best Value Value Inn Inn Americas Lodge on on the the Green Green Lodge

196 South South Hamilton Hamilton St St..llPainted PaintedPost, Post,NY NY14870 14870 196

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

AAARated, Rate, complimentary breakfast, AAA free continentalcontinental breakfast, free wi-fi, free Wi-Fi, and accommodations. an outdoor pool. budget friendly

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview 56 u Finger L760 akes East Water Street l Elmira, NY 14901


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Newly remodeled hotel with full service restaurant & lounge located in the heart of Mark Twain Country & near the Finger Lakes Region. Modern Guest Rooms with Microwave and Fridge, Free High Speed Internet & Indoor Pool. Within a few miles of great shopping and attractions. Arnot Mall

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Where FaMilies CoMe together

Join us for any weekend in the fall, when the leaves are sure to dazzle in bright orange, red, and yellow. Pick apples in our orchard and learn how the early settlers made apple cider with an old fashioned cidering press. Come for Halloween festivities and carve your own pumpkins. And if you dare, walk through our Haunted Trail or join us inside for silly Halloween games. All year round—regardless of the season—Frost Valley is a place for families to strengthen their relationships with one another by creating new memories and traditions. We can’t wait for you to join us here in the Valley. tel 845-985-2291 eMail info@frostvalley.org WeB frostvalley.org/vacation


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