Some peak areas remain in Finger Lakes and Thousand Island-Seaway regions
This is the seventh 2012 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Albany, N.Y. - Beautiful peak fall color will make its way into the Long Island, Greater Niagara and southern Hudson Valley regions this weekend and may also make an appearance or two in outlying areas of New York City, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Peak fall foliage will also be found in parts of the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands-Seaway regions.
Peak foliage will arrive on Long Island this weekend. Spotters based in the Hamptons project peak conditions with 95 percent color change and a nice mix of orange, yellow and some green leaves. In Nassau and western Suffolk counties expect peak foliage with 90 percent change and orange, yellow, gold, red and purple leaves of average brilliance. Some isolated areas will be near peak, some areas slightly past peak. Read more »
Finger Lakes Counties Launch Print and Online Campaign to Draw Visitors to Region
Auburn, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Region is proud to announce the launch of its “I Love Fresh Air” Campaign, a program that will show off the many outdoor assets the region has to offer. Cayuga County, along with 12 other county partners, began designing the campaign after receiving a grant through I Love NY (ILNY). Since then, both a magazine and companion website found at http://www.lovefreshair.com/ have been created through the program.
The magazine is a high-end publication written by Finger Lakes insiders. It includes a long list of outdoor activities to try while visiting the Finger Lakes, including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, swimming, skiing, hang-gliding, and many more. The magazine includes mentions and photography from all 13 counties participating in the program. Read more »
Color Change Picking Up in Catskills
This is the third 2013 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Albany, N.Y. — Beautiful peak fall colors are expected to make their first appearance of the season this weekend in the Adirondacks region of New York State, according to observers for Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program. Foliage approaching midpoint of change is starting to appear in the Catskills, as well as other areas of the state.
In Franklin County, foliage spotters in the Mt. Arab and Tupper Lake areas expect to be at peak with 85 to 90 percent color change by the weekend, with average to brilliant shades of cranberry, scarlet, bronze, pumpkin, goldenrod and russet providing a nice contrast to the few fading greens. Read more »
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Albany, N.Y. - As another great summer in New York gently fades away, the tourism industry is getting ready for the autumn travel season, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the state’s roadways and waterways, small towns, scenic vistas, country fairs and harvest festivals. And it all takes place before a backdrop of spectacularly colorful fall foliage. As they have been doing for decades, New York’s dedicated team of foliage observers … or “Leaf Peepers” … are getting ready to swing into action, scouring the state’s countryside and towns to gather information for I LOVE NEW YORK’s weekly fall foliage reports. Read more »
New York Ranked Among the Top Ten Best Craft Brew States in the Nation
Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to “Taste NY” as a great way to experience the craft beers of over 100 breweries that make up the ever growing craft beer industry in New York. The New York State Brewers Association provides a user-friendly brewers map of New York and a list of breweries as well as a calendar of craft beer events. USA Today recently ranked New York 8th on its “Top Ten Best Craft Brew States in America” list.
“There is no doubt that New York State’s craft beer industry is flourishing and growing to produce some of the best brews enjoyed around the country and even worldwide,” Governor Cuomo said. “With over 100 craft breweries in communities across the state, there is a wide variety of opportunities to experience Taste NY. Read more »
Television ad premiered at the Governor’s Cup Wine Tour and Competition awards ceremony
Taste NY sponsored ad and website to drive local sales and boost tourism to wineries
Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of a new television ad campaign to promote New York State’s award-winning wines and further grow the Taste NY experience. The thirty-second ad was developed in response to input received at the State’s Wine, Beer, and Spirits Summit where the Governor pledged to support New York’s position as a leader in wine production and boost tourism to grow the economy Upstate. Governor Cuomo premiered the television ad today at the Governor’s Cup Wine Tour and Competition awards ceremony. Read more »
Partners with B.A.S.S. to Promote Fishing and Tourism in New York
2014 Tournament to Include ‘Governor’s Challenge’ Featuring the Governor, Elected Officials and some of the Biggest Names in Professional Fishing
Albany, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and B.A.S.S. today announced the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament will return to New York State in 2014. Under a partnership with B.A.S.S., the event will include the “Governor’s Challenge,” a fishing competition featuring the Governor, elected officials from New York State, and some of the biggest names in professional fishing, to highlight and promote the state’s many fishing and vacation opportunities. Following the success of the Governor’s 2013 Adirondack Challenge, the Governor’s Challenge will feature a tournament, fishing demonstrations, and a banquet to lure in New Yorkers and visitors from out of state. The Governor and B.A.S.S. made the announcement today at the Bassmaster 2013 Elite Series Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown, which is taking place August 8-11 on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, New York. Read more »