Tourism http://wamc.org en Some Locals Fly Out When Tourists Arrive http://wamc.org/post/some-locals-fly-out-when-tourists-arrive <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s the peak of the summer vacation season, meaning thousands have flocked to the Berkshires. But where do year-round residents go to relax? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 95807 at http://wamc.org Some Locals Fly Out When Tourists Arrive President Obama Touts Tourism In Cooperstown http://wamc.org/post/president-obama-touts-tourism-cooperstown <p>President Obama paid a visit to Cooperstown Thursday. In a speech at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the nation’s most prominent White Sox fan focused on the importance of the travel and tourism economy.&nbsp; Fri, 23 May 2014 15:58:12 +0000 Lucas Willard 91143 at http://wamc.org President Obama Touts Tourism In Cooperstown Governor Promotes Winter Tourism With Adirondack Challenge http://wamc.org/post/governor-promotes-winter-tourism-adirondack-challenge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Lake Placid was filled with state legislators, regional and local officials and their families Sunday. They had accepted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's challenge to try winter sports activities available in the North Country in order to showcase upstate recreational tourism opportunities. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85532 at http://wamc.org Governor Promotes Winter Tourism With Adirondack Challenge New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled http://wamc.org/post/new-adirondack-digital-tourism-platforms-unveiled <p></p><p></p><p>Adirondack tourism interests have launched two new digital platforms to entice people to visit the region. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85297 at http://wamc.org New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled Winter Carnival Brings A Surge Of Tourists To Adirondack Village http://wamc.org/post/winter-carnival-brings-surge-tourists-adirondack-village <p></p><p></p><p>The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival concludes this weekend with a parade through the village and fireworks above an ice palace. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the importance of annual event to the village and surrounding Adirondack communities. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83385 at http://wamc.org Winter Carnival Brings A Surge Of Tourists To Adirondack Village Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases http://wamc.org/post/some-saratoga-businesses-not-fretting-over-race-track-admission-increases <p></p><p>Last week, the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees voted 10-1 to raise admission fees at Belmont and Saratoga. General admission would raise from $3 to $5, and a seat in the clubhouse go from $5 to $8.</p><p>NYRA Board member Rick Violette said he thought it was possible the increase could keep some racing fans away, but it’s necessary.</p><p></p><p>“It’s never the right time to raise prices, it’s never a time to ask for more money – but we are running a business, and sometimes you have to bite the bullet and raise prices.”</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 79847 at http://wamc.org Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases Hundreds Of Thousands Of Holiday Lights Shine In City Park http://wamc.org/post/hundreds-thousands-holiday-lights-shine-city-park <p>A switch will be thrown at 5 this evening to illuminate the largest holiday light display in the Northeast.&nbsp; Bright Nights in Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts is beginning its 19<sup>th</sup> year.&nbsp; It is just one of several events and activities that will be produced during the next month by <a href="http://spiritofspringfield.org/">Spirit of Springfield</a>.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the non-profit organization’s president Judy Matt</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 78709 at http://wamc.org Hundreds Of Thousands Of Holiday Lights Shine In City Park Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge http://wamc.org/post/officials-announce-reopening-historic-hudson-river-bridge <p>National, state, and local officials gathered in the Saratoga County town of Northumberland today to mark the completed restoration of an historic bridge that connects a system of recreational trails.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:25:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 77394 at http://wamc.org Officials Announce Reopening Of Historic Hudson River Bridge A Weekend of Events in the Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/weekend-events-berkshires <p>Events across the Berkshires this weekend are garnering some national attention.</p><p>Charles Birnbaum is the president and founder of <a href="http://tclf.org/" target="_blank">The Cultural Landscape Foundation</a>. Created in 1998, the organization aims to teach people how to identify and appreciate landscape and landscape architecture.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:23:31 +0000 Jim Levulis 74081 at http://wamc.org A Weekend of Events in the Berkshires Seasonal Businesses Gearing Up For Last Hurrah Of Summer http://wamc.org/post/seasonal-businesses-gearing-last-hurrah-summer <p></p><p>As the Labor Day weekend approaches, businesses in the Southern Adirondacks are preparing for one last hurrah for the summer season, and a transition to lead the months ahead.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Labor Day weekend is traditionally seen as the end to the summer season. School starts and the large crowds disappear, but while many are hoping for a strong showing on one last long weekend under the sun, some are also looking ahead to the cooler months.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 72518 at http://wamc.org Seasonal Businesses Gearing Up For Last Hurrah Of Summer