Recipients offer models of successful heritage development
Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence: Enlarged Erie Lock 60 and Gallup’s Change Bridge #39 in Macedon. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Bushnell’s Basin Boat Dock and Canal Amenity Center in the Town of Perinton and the Trail of Hope in Lyons.
“We congratulate and thank this year’s recipients for doing so much to celebrate, preserve, and share the rich history of the Erie Canal,” said Judy Schmidt-Dean, Chair of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission. “The remarkable transformation that took place at each of these sites is inspiring. These are not only great places to visit-they are outstanding models that show how preserving our heritage can go hand-in-hand with economic and community revitalization.” Read more »
Owego, N.Y. – You don’t have to travel hours away to experience a good time this year! Tioga County, NY invites you to experience events and festivals right in your own backyard. Festivals such as the Strawberry Festival, Apple Festival, Pumpkin Festival, concerts, tours, and a plethora or fun public events in and around the county are offered. The 2013 brochure is now available forfree!
The brightly colored, four-fold brochure offers dates, times, places, websites and phone numbers of all tourism related events and festivals occurring in Tioga County this year. Make sure you get your brochure and enjoy some awesome fun in Tioga County at any of its events and festivals. Read more »
Best Places in the Park for Sailing, Boating and Paddling
Adirondack Region, N.Y. – In Northern New York, the Adirondack Park boasts a surfeit of waterways, providing ample opportunity for enjoying just about every water sport - from sailing on Lake Champlain, to paddling the state’s only designated canoe wilderness.
Throughout the summer season, find miles of uncrowded waterways perfect for exploration and family fun. Fish deep waters, go swimming, or tubing in the pristine natural beauty of the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council highlights the top three destinations for sailing, boating, paddling and stand-up paddle boarding, aka “SUP,” for summer 2012. Read more »
Discover things to see and do along New York’s legendary canals
Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission has released its 2012 Erie Canalway Map & Guide to introduce residents and visitors to the many things to see and do in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. People can obtain a copy at visitor centers, libraries, cultural heritage sites, and canal locks all along the New York State Canal System.
“Whether you like boating, cycling, history, nature, or simply spending time with friends and relatives, you’ll find things to do and places to discover all summer long,” said Erie Canalway Director Beth Sciumeca.
The eight page newspaper-style guide includes a map of the National Heritage Corridor, as well as a list of canal-related cultural heritage sites, boat rental and tour companies, places to cycle on the Erie Canalway Trail, and more. Read more »
Grande Mariner was Stranded on Canal System During 2011 Flooding
Albany, N.Y. — The M/V Grande Mariner, a 96-passenger cruise ship that was stranded for more than two months because of flooding in 2011, today returned to the Erie Canal for a new season of cruising America’s most storied waterway.
The ship, and a sister-ship, M/V Niagara Princes, both owned by Blount Small Ship Adventures in Warren, R.I., was among a handful of ships stranded on the New York State Canal system because of destructive high waters in August and September brought on by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. Read more »
September 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area invite Hudson Valley communities to become part of an exciting regional event — the Hudson River Valley Ramble. Now in its 12th year, the Hudson River Valley Ramble is a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events throughout 13 counties, and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
This year, the Ramble will be held on four weekends: September 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2012. Read more »
New York, N.Y. - Canal New York Marketing and Business Alliance will again be present at World Travel Market (WTM) in London, England, November 7 - 10, 2011. Staged annually in London, World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry. WTM is a four-day business-to-business event gathering travel professionals from around the world.
Canal New York will participate with New York TAB’s DISCOVER MORE NEW YORK (Stand NA340) at London’s Excel Convention Center. Appointments with travel trade professionals will be scheduled by the United States Embassy in London and coordinated with I Love New York through Circle Solutions. Kelly Blazosky, Canal New York Marketing Chair, will attend the show and hold appointments with travel trade professionals and media reps. Read more »