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Craft Breweries, Organic Eateries, Casinos and Dueling Water Slides Highlight Spring New Developments Across New York State

April 5, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

As spring and summer spread their warmth across New York’s rolling hills, high mountain peaks and splashy waterways, the state is blossoming with lively new, one-of-a-kind accommodations, eateries and an ever-growing array of things to see and experience.http://www.rembrandtbkk.com/

Making it even more inviting to explore are new Welcome Centers being built in every region of the state. Reflecting visitor interest in the state’s fast-growing craft beverage industry and agritourism, a number of the centers will have a Taste NY market selling locally-made and produced food and beverages.  Visitors will also enjoy using the interactive I LOVE NEW YORK kiosks that provide information on the region’s history and destinations.

And that’s not all. Here’s a sampling of new and soon-to-open places to stay, dine and play this spring and summer across the Empire State.

 

NEW PLACES TO STAY

 

Capital – Saratoga:

  • Adelphi Hotel (Saratoga Springs), originally built in 1877, is set to open on July 1 after a highly anticipated five year restoration and renovation. Careful preservation work was undertaken to retain the historic detail and furnishings. https://www.facebook.com/adelphihotel/

The Catskills:

 

  • New vacation rental properties from Red Cottage in the Catskills (others in Hudson Valley and Long Island) include The Perch, a mountaintop Airstream and Old Campbell Place, with a hot tub under the stars. www.redcottageinc.com/

 

Central New York:

  • The Bull and Garland (Hobart), a renovated English pub and inn with three guest rooms.  www.bullandgarland.com

Greater Niagara:

  • Hotel Henry Urban Resort and Conference Center (Buffalo), set in the historic Richardson Olmsted Complex, is a National Historic Landmark – 88 rooms. www.hotelhenry.com

Hudson Valley:

  • The Time Nyack (Nyack), an upscale, boutique hotel with loft-style accommodations, a heated pool and 4,000 feet of event space –133 rooms. www.thetimehotels.com/nyack

Long Island:

  • Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino (formerly Islandia Marriott), featuring 300 video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming machines, the options for gaming fun will keep growing as 1,000 machines come online by Summer 2017. Globally recognized for its culinary expertise, Delaware North will bring its extraordinary dining experiences to Long Island – 227 rooms. www.jakes58.com

NEW THINGS TO SEE AND DO

 

The Adirondacks:

  • The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom (Six Flags, Queensbury), adding the park’s first body slide tower, Bonzai Piplines dueling water slides, a pair of twisting body slides with a nearly 300-foot run and a 33-foot drop. www.sixflags.com/greatescape

The Catskills:

  • Acclaimed ceramic artist Stephanie Charlene’s Little Delaware Pottery studio (Andes), featuring her soda-fired stoneware and porcelain for the table and for decoration, along with open studios and classes. www.facebook.com/littledelawarepottery/
  • The restored 1815 home of artist Thomas Cole, a National Historic Site, slated to re-open in May with an immersive installation offering insights into Cole and others in the Hudson River School of painting, America’s first major art movement. www.thomascole.org

Capital – Saratoga:

  • Rivers Casino & Resort (Schenectady) opened in February. This $330 million resort features a 51,000 square-foot gaming floor (with 1,150 of the newest, hottest slots, and more than 67 table games ranging from blackjack to craps), a luxury hotel and multiple restaurants and shops. www.riverscasinoandresort.com

Chautauqua-Allegheny:

  • After a major renewal, the 122-year-old Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater (Chautauqua) will re-open in time for its 2017 season as a state-of-the-art facility while maintaining its historic feel. www.ciweb.org/amp

Finger Lakes:

 

  • The Loft at the Inns of Aurora (Aurora), a new spa facility, offering a variety of yoga classes, massage and body work including rasa, prenatal, sports and medical massages, reflexology and other treatments. www.innsofaurora.com/the-loft
  • del Lago Resort and Casino (Tyre), which recently celebrated its grand opening, features a 94,000-square-foot gaming floor, a 2,400-seat performance space, and many dining and shopping options. www.dellagoresort.com

 

Greater Niagara:

 

  • Timed for the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, Buffalo’s Martin House Complex and his nearby lakeside Graycliff Estate are slated to complete multi-year restorations. These plus a boathouse, mausoleum and gas station designed by Wright but built posthumously, can all be seen on an All Wright, All Day Tour. www.darwinmartinhouse.org
  • Roycroft Campus Museum (East Aurora), highlighting the history of Roycroft Campus, one of the leading communities in America’s Arts and Crafts Movement.  www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com

Hudson Valley:

  • Legacy Gallery (Nyack), showcasing local and American art.  www.facebook.com/legacyartgallery
  • Festoon on Hudson (Nyack), offering an eclectic collection of locally made art, fragrances, jewelry, stationary, vintage and home goods as well as floral arranging. www.facebook.com/festoononhudson/
  • Gitana Rosa Gallery (Piermont), offering exhibition and retail spaces that showcase emerging and established artists and eco-conscious products. www.gitanarosa.com

Long Island:

  • Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Uniondale) will once again host music icons, family entertainment, college basketball and more after a $261 million renovation.  www.nassaucoliseum.com/
  • The South Shore Blueway Trail (Great South Bay area), connecting 22 launches and landings to provide access for non-motorized boaters to the western bays of the South Shore Estuary Reserve, which includes parks, historic sites, natural areas and attractions. www.southshoreblueway.com
  • Jones Beach Bikeway, a paved 5.3-mile bicycle and pedestrian path on the southwestern end of Long Island, running parallel to Wantagh Parkway from Seaford/Cedar Park to Jones Beach State Park, where cyclists can connect to theOcean Parkway Coastal Greenway, a scenic paved trail along the shoreline that ends at Tobay Beach. www.traillink.com/trail/jones-beach-bikeway-(ellen-farrant-memorial-bikeway);www.traillink.com/trail/ocean-parkway-coastal-greenway/
  • The Shoppes at East Wind (Wading River), free-standing stores along a brick paved walkway, including local artisans, wine shops, family fashions, fine jewelry and eateries. www.eastwindlongisland.com

 

NEW PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

 

Central New York:

  • Empire Farmstead Brewery (Cazenovia) is open to the public, Thursday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to sampling the company’s craft brews, visitors can order a variety of burgers, stone-fired pizzas and other items in the new 40,000 sq. ft. facility where Empire kegs and bottles its craft beer for regional, national and international distribution. The farm property is also being cultivated for barley, lavender, vegetables, herbs, honey, fruits, and of course, hops. http://empirebrew.com/
  • Wayside Tap Room (Andes), serving its own ciders, made from hand-picked wild, heirloom and dessert apples, paired with local meats, cheeses, salads and soups. www.waysidecider.com
  • Beer Tree Brew Co. (Port Crane), a small farm and craft brewery, will open a taproom and outdoor patio this summer, showcasing hop forward beers and local farm goods. www.beertreebrewco.com
  • Good Nature Farm Brewery (Village of Hamilton), which describes itself as NY State’s first farm brewery, is expanding into a larger locale.www.goodnaturebrewing.com/expansion-project/
  • The Beach House (Sylvan Beach), with 10,000 sq. ft. of event space for beachfront weddings and other gatherings.www.thebeachhousesb.com/home

Finger Lakes:

  • Branca Midtown (Rochester), a new Italian eatery with an Italian coffee bar and an authentic Mugnaini pizza oven and fresh, house-made, handcrafted Italian food. www.brancamidtown.com/
  • Atlas Brick Oven Pizzeria (Watkins Glen), serving brick oven pizza, subs, salads, and homemade lasagna along with cannoli’s, cheesecake and more. www.atlaspizzeria.com
  • The Watershed (Ithaca), serving drinks and light food items, aiming to provide a safe, diverse adult- and kid-friendly space for people to meet and mingle. www.thewatershedithaca.com/.

Greater Niagara:

  • 100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry (Buffalo), offering a variety of distinct atmospheres and surprising, whimsical presentations under one shared menu. www.hotelhenry.com/
  • The Chez Ami (Buffalo), at Curtiss Hotel, a 120-seat fine dining restaurant with patio seating and a revolving bar. www.curtisshotel.com/chez-ami/
  • RiverWorks Brewery and beer garden (Buffalo), located in the RiverWorks entertainment center, brewing and serving its own craft beer amid the converted grain elevator and silos. www.buffaloriverworks.com
  • Swan Street Diner (Buffalo), a restored 80-year-old diner, slated to open later this year in Larkinville, a former industrial warehouse district now home to food truck rodeos and concerts. www.larkinsquare.com
  • Roost (Buffalo), Chef Martin Danilowicz’s new restaurant set in a converted industrial warehouse on Buffalo’s West Side.www.facebook.com/RoostBuffalo/
  • Ru’s Pierogi (Buffalo), featuring over a half-dozen pierogi varieties on its menu. www.ruspierogi.com
  • Lait Cru Brasserie (Buffalo), a French bistro that draws heavily from owner Jill Gedra’s other enterprise, Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile.www.laitcrubrasserie.com
  • Fitzgibbons Public House (Medina), an authentic Celtic Pub. www.facebook.com/fitzgibbonspub/

Hudson Valley:

  • Sixty 5 on Main (Nyack), restaurant and lounge, offering a multi-ethnic share plate menu with items such as raw oysters, fluke ceviche, fish tacos and falafel with hummus along with live jazz and blues bands. www.sixty5onmain.com
  • Taste-N-See (Nyack), featuring soul food specialties such as southern fried chicken, barbecue spare ribs, black-eyed peas and collard greens.www.facebook.com/tasteandseeny/
  • Vibes Cafe of Nyack featuring Caribbean specialties such as curry goat and escovitch fish.  www.facebook.com/VibesCafeOfNyack/
  • The Reef (Piermont), seafood restaurant and bar, boasting a “raw bar” featuring clams and  oysters, along with crab and lobster and dishes reflective of its owner’s Portuguese heritage. www.thereefpiermont.com
  • Post Brew House (Hyde Park), serving an extensive beer menu and elevated pub fare, recently opened on the Culinary Institute of America campus. www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/post-road-brew-house

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