New York’s Empire State Development unveiled its new “green heart” in its famous “I Love New York” logo as part of an initiative that includes promoting green-certified restaurants and hotels, as well as the state’s parks, beaches, waterways and mountains. “I Love New York” has chosen 10 must-see iconic green travel destinations for 2010 that span the state’s 11 tourism regions. The destinations include national icons such as Niagara Falls State Park, the Catskills and the Adirondack’s high peaks, among others.
Special itineraries around these destinations will be promoted on the newly relaunched www.iloveny.com website and will be promoted as well in the state’s tourism collateral.
When a traveler chooses one of the green destinations they will find itineraries that may include an eco-certified hotel to stay in, several green restaurants to choose from, activities and events that are green in nature, from hiking to snowshoeing to visiting a farm, winery or eco-certified spa. They will also be able to travel all summer at a “green” 20 percent discount on Amtrak or rent a hybrid car from Enterprise.
10 Top Green New York State Attractions
1. Niagara Falls State Park
2. Letchworth State Park
3. Taughannock Falls State Park
4. Adirondack Park
5. Empire State Building
6. Fire Island National Seashore
7. Storm King Art Center
8. Catskill Scenic Trail
9. Waterways of the Thousand Islands
10. Roosevelt Baths and Spa