Season highlights include interactive 18th-century French Garrison Garden, Hands-on Horticulture Series, and new children’s programs in July and August
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on May 25 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials! As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King’s Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided activities for adults and children throughout the season. The King’s Garden is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily, May 25 through October 16, 2013. Admission to the King’s Garden is included with a general admission ticket to Fort Ticonderoga. For additional information on the King’s Garden and its 2013 programs visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/ or call 518-585-2821. Read more »
Tupper Lake, N.Y. - During the Adirondack Research Consortium’s annual conference on Thursday, May 16th, Tim Holmes, Membership and Appeals Officer for The Wild Center will reveal findings from a recently commissioned socio-economic study of the Center’s regional impact and reach. The Wild Center is a major catalyst and economic engine for the North Country. In a typical year, visitors to The Wild Center and Center operations generate more than $14 million in total regional revenue and 277 jobs.
Even before officially opening in 2006, The Wild Center was a driving economic force in the region. Read more »
Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway Opens Friday
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Three Olympic venues will begin opening this weekend as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) ramps up a full slate of family fun and activities throughout the summer and fall seasons.
“This is Victoria weekend in Canada and we always see a large number of Canadian visitors to the region for outdoor activities so we try to open the venues for their enjoyment, said ORDA chairman Pat Barrett. “Many of our summer activities do not gear up until the end of June, but the Highway, bobsled rides, and training at the Olympic Jumping Complex offer a great way to spend a spring weekend.”
The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington, N.Y. kicks-off the openings on Friday, May 17. Read more »
Little Falls, N.Y. - A mix of men’s and women’s hat styles from the past to present will be modeled by local personalities at the Historic Hat Show and Luncheon fundraiser at Herkimer Home State Historic Site on June 9 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
This event is one of the special events planned for the site’s centennial season. Each model will showcase two different hats with complimentary accessories from an array of amazing hats from Saratoga Estates and private collections. The hats range from the 1700’s to present and carry a bit of an interesting and whimsy tale. Read more »
Adirondack Challenge and Mayor’s Cup Regatta Dominate Summer Calendar
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - This summer, the Adirondack Region of Northern New York’s scenic waterways dominate the summer calendar from the Black River to Lake Champlain with annual paddling festivals, as well as the inaugural Adirondack Challenge.
In celebration and recognition of the Adirondack Region’s 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams, the Adirondack Challenge, scheduled for July 21 in Indian Lake, will feature an invitational whitewater race, a well as an internationally competitive flatwater race. Enjoy a full day of festivities, live music, local food and children’s activities. To learn more, visit: www.iloveny.com/adkchallenge. Read more »
Tourism Summit Generates New Ideas to Bring More Visitors to New York State
Governor: NYS Tourism Equals Business
Albany, N.Y. (May 8, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York’s largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State.
The Governor’s announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner of the state. As the fifth largest employment sector in New York, tourism supported 714,000 jobs and generated more than $29 billion in wages in 2012. One out of every 12 jobs in New York is tourism-related. The more than 202 million international and domestic visitors to the Empire State last year resulted in $57 billion in direct tourism spending, and generated $7 billion in state and local taxes.
“New York State has some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the beaches of Long Island, no matter what you’re looking for you can find it here,” Governor Cuomo said. “I want the world to know about these assets, too, and am committed to making the State a ‘must see’ global destination and creating new jobs and investments in New York.” Read more »
“My Summer Place” Features a Series of Events Celebrating O’Keeffe and Lake George
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - On June 15, My Summer Place: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George kicks off with The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls’ debut of a groundbreaking exhibition: Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George.
From 1918 until 1934, O’Keeffe lived with photographer Alfred Stieglitz and his family for part of each year in Lake George, earning her first critical success as an artist and eventually marrying Stieglitz. Modern Nature is the first exhibition of its kind, featuring 58 of O’Keeffe’s paintings made while she lived in Lake George, including some of her most iconic canvases. Read more »