new york state tourism by harderbetter


									          2008 New York State Themed Itineraries and Experiences
                   Featuring Outdoor Activities, Recreation and Nature

THEME           ORGANIZATION /                           OVERVIEW
Adventure       Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour                  High energy boat ride through class 5 rapids on
                           Niagara River
                                                         Departs from Lewiston, NY (15 minutes north of
                                                         Niagara Falls)
                Urban Adventure – The Green Hudson
                Dive the Seaway Trail                    Interpreted sites for shallow wreck, nature features
            and shore access for divers of all levels – 5 featured
                Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course      High-wire adventure course set in the height of the
                –              forest. Zip lines, suspended rope bridges, swings,
                                                         slides, nets and ladders all provide a “natural

Ballooning      Hot Air Balloon Rides                    Ride high above the Letchworth River gorge in a hot
                 air balloon. Launch from south end of park at Middle
                                                         Falls area.

Biking          Classic Adventures                       Biking tours through NYC, Rochester, Finger Lakes,
                      Erie Canal regions
                Carpe Diem Travel                        Biking tours for all skill levels throughout the Finger
                     Lakes region
                Innkeepers of Black Sheep Inn –          Take an invigorating bike ride along the Catherine
                Hammondsport, NY                         Trail. Rentals available. Organized through the inn.
                Adirondack Bicycle Tours                 Fully guided recreational road bike trips throughout
                 Adirondack region.
                Seaway Trail                             Themed short bike loops off 518-mile signed
                connecting roads along Great Lakes shoreline – part
                                                         of NYS bike system
                Westchester County Tourism               Six major trailways open for hiking or biking. Trail
                     guide available.
Birding         Innkeepers of Black Sheep Inn –          Offer special packages for those interested in bird
                Hammondsport, NY                         watching throughout the Finger Lakes region
                The Nature Conservancy operated by the   Eastern Lake Ontario Birding Areas include views of
                New York State Department of             migrating hawks, eagles, raptors and songbirds.
                Environmental Conservation               Oswego county offers pristine fresh water and an
                (                         abundance of wildlife.
                Westchester County Tourism               Over 300 species of birds have been identified in our
                    area and can be seen at various parks.
                 Seaway Trail                           Great Lakes Seaway Trail Migratory flyway, 5 IBA’s,
                   Roger Tory Peterson, Audubon, Niagara Gulls,
                                                        Chimney Bluffs, Montezuma Wildlife Refugs,
                                                        Iroquois National Wildlife, Derby Hill & St.
                                                        Lawrence…special events

Fishing          Oswego County                          From fly-fishing to trolling for salmon, trout and
                     walleyes. Charter a captain or river guide for lake or
                   river fishing.
                 Seaway Trail                           Record fish, fly fishing, salmon, trout and
               international carp derby

Hiking           Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance          Niagara Falls, Maid of the Mist, Letchworth State
                 Niagara Falls Tourism & Buffalo CVB    Park, Vineyards and wine tasting along Lake Keuka,
                 Livingston County                      Corning Museum of Glass, Ithaca and Watkins Glen
                                                        State Park
                 Westchester County Tourism             Six major trailways open for hiking or biking. Trail
                    guide available.

Kayaking         Westchester County Tourism             Guided tours or rentals available on the Hudson
                 Seaway Trail                           11 best places to kayak along the Great Lakes &
          connecting tributaries along with rental sites

Nature           Various Operators                      Features 14 days throughout New York State
                 (TOURCO, AMER. DRVG.                   including the Seaway Trail, Thousand Islands,
                 VACATIONS)                             Adirondack Mtns and Lakes to Locks Passage Scenic
                 Spencer Crest Nature Center            250 acre community nature center with
                          13 km of trails. Educational programs.

Scenic Drives    Seaway Trail                           Hundreds of kilometers of NY State’s Seaway Trail
                           Scenic Byway wraps along northernmost coast of NY
          State, from Erie, PA, Niagara Falls, Rochester &
                                                        Thousand Islands region.
                 Westchester County Tourism             Driving itineraries available during fall foliage to enjoy
                    the changing tree colors.

Walking Trails   Genesee Valley Greenway                165 km multi-use trail through woodlands, farmlands,
                                 wet lands, river and stream valleys, spectacular gorges
                                                        and historic villages from Rochester to Letchworth
                                                        State Park and onto southern tier of NY State.
                 Westchester County Tourism             Six major trailways open for hiking or biking. Trail
                    guide available.
Wine Trails   Finger Lakes Trail               Free, year round, 910km trail from NY State / PA.
             border with 14 loop trails.
              Chemung County Chamber of        Elmira, Tanglewood Nature Center, National Soaring
              Commerce – 607.734.5137          Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Glenora Wine
       Cellars, Watkins Glen State Park, Lakewood
                                               Vinyards, Keuka Lake Wine Trail

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