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New Trails For Downhill Thrills

  Adirondacks , Central New York , Chautauqua-Allegheny , Finger Lakes , Hudson Valley , The Catskills
  Nature , Outdoors , Sights & Attractions , Tourism

Ski Areas Add New Lift Power, Snow-Making Muscle, Dining and Lodging Options From new trails and snowmaking equipment, to resort upgrades, New York continues to add to the winter experience found across the State. As the fall chill gets cooler and ski...

Nov 04, 2018

Headless Horseman Hayride Escape Room and Haunted Houses

  Ulster County , Hudson Valley
  Entertainment , Festivals & Annual Events , Sights & Attractions

The Headless Horseman hayride and associated delights are part of an outdoor "haunted" attraction (located in Ulster Park, about 6 miles from Kingston, NY), that features Escape Rooms. The Great Room Escape is a fully interactive and immersive experie...

Oct 27, 2018

Spook Yourself On One Of These Haunted History Tours Of Upstate NY

  Hudson Valley , The Catskills , Capital-Saratoga
  History , Tours

Roam the Catskill, Hudson Valley and Capital regions of Upstate NY in the company of spirits responsible for a series of supernatural occurrences. Thanks to Haunted History Trail, you can choose from many haunted history tours throughout the various ci...

Oct 27, 2018

New York State Fair And Other County Fairs To Visit In 2018

  Rensselaer County , Washington County , Montgomery County , Onondaga County , Columbia County , Dutchess County , Capital-Saratoga , Central New York , Finger Lakes , Hudson Valley , Long Island
  Festivals & Annual Events

It’s almost Labor Day so New York’s favorite agrarian fest is back to entertain you till the cows come home. (Yes, that’s the first farming quip and we don’t promise it’s the last.) The Great New York State Fair, in it’s 176th year, is at the New York...

Aug 21, 2018

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch Iconic Among Catskills Resorts

  Ulster County , Hudson Valley
  Hospitality , Tourism

The story is inspiring and it is about how Mike Offner displayed doggedness and determination in his quest to save an icon among Catskills resorts, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, from extinction.

Once known as Schloss’ Pine Grove -- part of the old-sc...

Aug 08, 2018

The Hudson Valley Balloon Festival At Dutchess County Fairgrounds

  Dutchess County , Hudson Valley
  Festivals & Annual Events

This article was updated on September 1, 2020 for the current years event in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Get a new perspective at the 29th Annual Hudson Valley Balloon Festival. To borrow a rather profound perspective from Alb...

Jul 03, 2018

A Competition Will Award $2.5 Million To Re-Imagine The New York State Canal System

  Hudson Valley , Greater Niagara , Finger Lakes

Governor Andrew M Cuomo announced that a global competition will determine the winner of $2.5 million to re-imagine the New York State Canal system. The competition will be held by the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation.


Oct 04, 2017

Top attractions in upstate New York in the fall

  Hudson Valley
  Food & Drink , Nature , Tourism

As summer turns to autumn, upstate New York in the fall is the place to be. Enjoy the new season as it takes life in the form of annual fall traditions. Sip hot apple cider, pick pumpkins, bake hot apple pies and jump in colored leaves. For many, thes...

Sep 26, 2017

The best fall hikes in New York, from easy to hard

  Adirondacks , Central New York , Finger Lakes , Hudson Valley , The Catskills
  Lifestyle , Nature , Outdoors , Sights & Attractions , Tourism

Whether you’re a hiking novice or a pro, we’ve listed the best fall hikes in New York state. If you didn’t get a chance to hike during the summer (we know, it flew by so fast!), then don’t miss the beautiful fall foliage that upstate NY hiking trails ...

Sep 22, 2017

Apple and Pumpkin Picking Upstate In Less Than 2 Hours From NYC

  Hudson Valley , Finger Lakes , The Catskills
  Food & Drink , Nature , Outdoors , Tourism

With a slight chill in the fresh air upstate, you visit pumpkin patch farms and go apple and pumpkin picking at orchards in less than two hours from New York City. Weekend are made more fun by this seasonal activity – pumpkin and apple picking are a f...

Sep 17, 2017