Sep 3, 2021
- Happy September to all of our members! This past week, I was inspired by the number of exciting new tourism-boosting developments across our state. From exciting statewide developments to upticks in user-generated content on social media, the fall season has already given New Yorkers more motivations to explore all that our state has to offer.
The NYS Canal Corporation is giving us all more reasons to Roam The Empire! As part of their Reimagine the Canals initiative, this new partnership with upscale camping company Tentrr is providing unique accommodations for visitors across four locations along NYS Canals and the Empire State Trail. Each site is fully equipped with canvas tents atop a raised platform, solar-powered "sun" showers, Adirondack chairs, and more in the Finger Lakes region. Read more...
|Wild Wednesday||Foodie Friday|
|9/8 — Apple Picking|
This week we're all about the official fruit of NYS: apples. From u-pick to apple donuts and freshly-baked pies, autumn begins with a visit to the orchard!
|9/10 — Favorite Cideries|
It's still apple week, so we're rounding out the weekend with apple and hard cider! Cideries can be on the orchard or in the city.
|9/15— Caverns & Caves|
What "hidden" gems are hiding beneath your destination's surface? Share with us your underground wonders.
|8/17 — Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly|
Meat-free and packed with flavor, which restaurants and cafes make "eating your veggies" tastier than ever?
|9/22 — Fall Foliage Spots|
Whether you're leaf-peeping from the car, on top of a mountain, or even from the sky, there are so many ways to take in the beauty of NY's fiery fall foliage.
|9/24 — Food Trucks|
Stacks of pancakes, a friendly atmosphere, and a hot cup o' joe; the all-American diner is a community staple for generations.
|9/29 — Ghost & Ghoul Tours|
Send us your haunted hotels, cemeteries, asylums, historic spots, neighborhoods & other scary spots!
|10/01 — Crazy for Coffee|
Share with us your destination's local roasteries and gourmet blends that are as cozy as they are caffeinated!
NYSTIA's Nominating Committee is seeking individuals interested in serving on NYSTIA's Board of Directors. Harness your expertise, enthusiasm, and experience and put it to work for the advancement of New York State's tourism industry and your NYSTIA colleagues. Read More/Nominate
Autumn is my favorite season, so I couldn't help but highlight this beautiful picture on Instagram from @russellhurlburt, a fellow New Yorker who was Roaming through Sullivan County. And with I LOVE NY's annual New York Fall Foliage Report coming up on September 8, our state's natural firey beauty is sure to draw crowds within each destination. Keep an eye out for prime leaf-peeping times in your area...we can't wait to see the photos!
See you next week,