recreation en Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many New Yorkers who live along the Erie Canal are rediscovering the waterway via long-distance bicycle trips.</span></p><p>The recreational trail along the canal is becoming a well-used resource by people living in towns that were built by the canal. And they’re spending money too.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:19:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59235 at Residents along Erie Canal are rediscovering it via bike Cuomo promotes upstate tourism with visit to fishing tournament <p>Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers.</p><p><span data-term="goog_986070180" tabindex="0">On Thursday</span>, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own.</p><p>Waddington’s Whittaker Park has become a village of food and craft stands and tackle shops to accommodate the 10,000 Bassmasters fans expected this weekend.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:06:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 42405 at State parks largely open for busy holiday weekend <p></p><p>While the heavy rains in central and northern New York caused flooding last week, the region's state parks, for the most part, are up and running.</p><p>That's good news with the busy Independence Day holiday weekend upon us.</p><p>While a handful of state parks in central New York were forced to close their gates last week when heavy rains caused flooding, state parks office spokesman Randy Simons says all but one site has reopened.</p><p>The site that's still closed is the boat launch on Canadarago Lake in Otsego County.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:40:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40615 at Group studies Onondaga Lake use - past & future <p>Before deciding what the Onondaga Lake shoreline should look like in the future, FOCUS, is looking&nbsp; at what the community has wanted in the past. The community group that is creating&nbsp; a roadmap for the future of the polluted lake's shore, has issued a preliminary report documenting 84 years of studies of the lake. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:07:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29337 at Group studies Onondaga Lake use - past & future Ski Conditions for February 27th, 2012 <p>Ski area report for New York</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:11:33 +0000 Fred Vigeant 15023 at Ski Conditions February 17th, 2012 <p>Ski area conditions across New York.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:09:17 +0000 Fred Vigeant 14536 at Ski forecast for February 15, 2012 <p>Ski area conditions across New York for February 15th</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:53:35 +0000 Fred Vigeant 14386 at Ski Report for January 16th, 2012 <p>Ski area conditions provided by Ski Areas of New York</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:50:39 +0000 Fred Vigeant 12874 at Ski report for January 11, 2012 <p>Conditions at ski areas in New York provided by Ski Areas of New York</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:36:56 +0000 Fred Vigeant 12605 at Ski Report January 6th, 2012 <p>Ski report for New York from Ski Areas of New York. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:02:53 +0000 Fred Vigeant 12376 at