200-mile bicycle tour from Albany to NYC happens August 10-15, 2010
Albany, N.Y. - The 6th annual Great Hudson Valley Pedal-a six-day, 200-mile recreational bicycle tour from Albany to New York City-is scheduled for August 10-15, 2010.
Great Hudson Valley Pedal participants will pedal their way through one of the most picturesque river valleys in the world. The Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Olana State Historic Site, and West Point are just a few of the many interesting stops along the way. Rich in history, culture, wineries, and gourmet cuisine, the Hudson Valley offers fantastic bicycling. The tour, which includes three panoramic bridge crossings, will ride along designated bike routes, scenic roads, and off-road trails, including the renowned Manhattan Waterfront Greenway along the west side of Manhattan. Read more »
Get outside this summer; high tech treasure hunt is a fun recreational pastime
Pittsford, N.Y. - For a second year, campers and geocaching enthusiasts are invited to go geocaching with Campground Owners of New York (CONY) an association of privately owned campgrounds and RV parks in New York State. Additional details about CONY’s geocaching program and how to get started can be found at http://www.gogeocachingny.com/. Read more »
WHAT: Saratoga Polo Association Launches 112th Season
WHERE: Historic Whitney Field, Bloomfield and Denton roads, Saratoga (five minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs).
WHEN: Thursday, July 1st from 6-9 pm.. Live polo demonstration at 6:30 p.m., with “the voice of Saratoga Polo,” announcer Bob Bullock. Q & A session will follow with Uneku Saliu Atawodi, Saratoga Polo’s new assistant polo manager. Read more »
The Hudson Valley cools off with water inspired destinations
Hudson Valley Region - When summer heat hits, it’s time to head to the Hudson Valley for some really cool places. Catch refreshing breezes from our rivers, lakes, and streams whether you’re in them, on them, or next to them. Just dip your toe in to see how many different ways you can enjoy the waters!
Nothing is more fun than a day spent white water rafting. Silver Canoe in Port Jervis will outfit you for a splashy day on the Delaware River, one of the most scenic waterways in the northeast. Grab some friends to float for miles and swim in the gentle current. Read more »
Popular Tradition is Informal Opening to the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival,
June 26 and 27
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 26 at approximately 10:00 a.m., the “Running of the Bulls” - a popular jazz festival tradition - will take place at SPAC’s Route 50 entrance gate.
The event earned its name from longtime festival-goers who begin lining up outside SPAC’s gates as early as 7:00 a.m. in order to be able to race through the gates to claim their favorite spot on SPAC’s lawn. The Festival’s lawn guests often set up their area with tents, umbrellas and tables where they enjoy jazz performances while picnicking and relaxing.
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Plattsburgh, N.Y. - The Plattsburgh waterfront will be like Christmas in July as the most popular decorated boat competition on Lake Champlain returns to the Mayor’s Cup festival on July 8th. Comprised of sailboats, power boats, kayaks, and, believe it or not, wakeboards with lighted oars; the brightly lit flotilla of the 4th annual Mayor’s Cup Boat Parade of Lights beckons friends and families to the shores of Plattsburgh’s waterfront for “spirited” competition and fun. Read more »
Public Invited to Celebrate His Birthday June 27 at the Fort
Oswego, N.Y. - When he heard that Fort Ontario State Historic Site would be closed due to New York State’s budget problems, nine-year-old Christopher Colasurdo of Oswego answered the call to action. Colasurdo, a fourth grader at FitzHugh Park School in Oswego, has raised more than $1,000 to support the fort through a “hat day” fundraiser that he organized in the Oswego City School District.
Students, faculty and staff each paid 25 cents or more to wear their favorite hats to school, with all the proceeds going to the “Save the Fort” effort. FitzHugh Park, Kingsford, Leighton and Riley elementary schools and the Oswego High School joined in the campaign. Read more »