Hauppauge, N.Y. – Long Island, NY’s Coopers Beach takes the number one spot in the 20th Annual Top 10 Beaches ranking produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (AKA Dr. Beach), Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research.
It is the first time a New York beach has been named in the Number One spot on the foremost list of best beaches in America.
Also on the list is Long Island’s Main Beach, in the Village of East Hampton (Number Five).
Considering Long Island’s beaches compete with the likes Florida, California, the Carolinas and even Hawaii, having the number one beach in the country (not to mention just being on the list) is quite an honor. Fifty criteria are used to evaluate beaches, including water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management. See www.drbeach.org/50criteria.htm Read more »
Swain, N.Y. - Swain Resort is scheduled to reintroduce lift-accessed mountain biking to its slopes beginning June 5. On select weekends, the lift at Swain Ski & Snowboard Center will carry mountain bikes and their riders to the top of the mountain to access the slopes and wooded trails on Swain’s 265 acres. Trails range from easy to extremely difficult, including various terrain features, known as North Shore. Scenic lift rides, for those who simply wish to ride the lift, are also available during the lift-accessed mountain biking schedule. Read more »
June 1, 2010
Cayuga County, N.Y. — The Cayuga County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in the Carriage House at the Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee Street, Auburn. Read more »
Sackets Harbor, N.Y. — On Friday, June 4, historian, colonial-style blacksmith, and authentic artifact supplier Jack Vargo will present the exciting tale of “The Last Battle of the French and Indian War.” The final struggle to control the North American continent in 1760 was waged at Fort Levis on Chimney Island in the St. Lawrence River. The program begins at 6:30pm at the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center at the corner of Ray and West Main Streets in Sackets Harbor, NY.
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Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Stop and smell the roses in the Hudson Valley as June bursts forth with all the delightful greenery and floral scents of early summer. Great ideas for home gardens can be found on tours of a number of private green spaces, while public gardens offer acres of gorgeous plantings and a quiet respite.
The season begins with the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program on June 5th, 6th, and 20th in Westchester County. Private gardens countywide swing open their gates to the public with self-guided tours that allow visitors to see impressive gardens of outstanding homes featuring roses, flowering shrubs, ferns, wildflowers, perennials and herbs. Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - Are you interested in learning about and visiting actual Underground Railroad sites? Do you love birdwatching, want to tour six acres of perennial gardens, or catch a leisurely ride around Hiawatha Island on a pontoon boat? How about getting a peek at a private collection of the largest license plate collection in the world? Tioga Journeys, is an opportunity for you to experience and tour Tioga County and beyond like you’ve never done before. Whether on a themed bus or walking tour, each weekly Saturday tour will be led by a step-on tour guide that will take you to intriguing, interesting and … maybe some unusual places you’d never experienced before. Read more »
Saratoga Polo Announces News for 2010 Season
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Saratoga Polo opens its 2010 season July 9, launching a full line-up of world-class tournaments and special events. With the first match on historic Whitney Field less than two months away, the Saratoga Polo Association is offering a new membership program for the season, which continues through September 5.
“The new memberships offer incredible value,” said Jim Rossi, Saratoga Polo’s managing partner. “Memberships come with an unlimited individual, family or group clubhouse admission (normally $25 per person) or a reserved tailgate spot on the General Admission side.” Read more »