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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 14:42

Tech Valley Tour Boats

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Explore The Mohawk, or Step Back In Time on Saratoga

This year some great new tour boats are being commissioned on the waterways north of Albany, offering opportunities for Hudson Valley residents to get a taste of new cruising waters without the expense of taking the boat north.

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August 19, 2017 will see the first annual HRFA Catfish Chaos contest on the Hudson River.

Based at Billy Joe’s Rib Works beautiful huge deck in Newburgh, NY this one day contest will feature a $1000 dollar top prize with other catagories reaching out to ten places.

While the weigh station is busy accepting winning live catfish for weighin, other volunteers from the HRFA will be teaching children how to fish from the deck of Billy Joe’s Rib Works. The HRFA will provide rods and reels and bait for their education.

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Saturday, 01 July 2017 13:57

Steamboats, Fireworks & Farmers Markets!

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by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga Count

Waterford’s annual Steamboat Meet is coming back to the harborfront on Saturday, July 1 with food, vendors, boat rides, and beautifully restored and maintained steamboats. Historic and interesting vessels will line the docks and mooring wall, with vendors stretching across the length of the canalside park from the “Battery” to Lock E-2 in the storied Waterford Flight, in front of the Waterford Harbor Visitors Center, at the entrance to the Erie Canal in upstate New York. The event runs from 10AM till dusk, followed by one of the best fireworks displays in upstate New York right overhead.

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by Pete Bardunias, President/CEO, the Chamber of Southern Saratoga Count

For more than 150 years, the Saratoga Race Course has been a major tourist attraction not only for thoroughbred horse racing fans but for tourists from up and down the Hudson River corridor looking for a unique, historic experience. The “Track”, as it is locally known, takes visitors back in time to 1800s ambience and charm, yet contains all the 21st century accoutrements needed for a first-class racing experience. This year’s meet commences on Friday, July 21 and runs through Monday, September 4, 2017.

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It would not be Verplanck without “The Feast”, the Our lady of Mount Carmel Society annual Italian celebration on July 12-16. 2017.

The iconic four days of carnival like atmosphere of music, rides, games, food and everything Italian is as traditional as the sun coming up every morning.

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