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GLIN==> Seaway Trail fall travel sampler



Posted on behalf of Kara Dunn <karalynn@gisco.net>

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For Immediate Release: October 6-31
Contact:  Teresa Mitchell, 315-646-1000, 1-800-SEAWAY-T
Note:  For additional events/contacts for your particular interest area,
contact Kara at 315-465-7578, karalynn@gisco.net


Find Fall's Finest Via Seaway Trail Scenic Byway

This fall travel the Seaway Trail scenic byway along the Lake Erie, Niagara
River, Lake Ontario or St. Lawrence River shoreline to find ...

Along the Trail in Western New York:
The new Seaway Trail Walks program continues through October 15th with 5 pm
guided tours of Westfield (Mondays), and Lewiston (Tuesdays). The Westfield
tour visits 21 sites representing the history of 200 years. In Lewiston,
your guide may be an abolitionist, a 19th-century socialite, or one of
Catherine Hustlerıs cocktail waitresses.  For more info, visit
www.seawaytrail.com.

>From October 10 to 19, Buffalo's Bidwell Parkway hosts 40 of the Art on
Wheels cars which have decorated the Buffalo-Niagara region of the Seaway
Trail this summer. Wheel-o-Rama weekend festival is October 18-19. Visit
www.artonwheels.org for details.

Amherst Museum invites families to enjoy a gently spooky Halloween on
October 24-25 amidst the restored schoolhouses, blacksmith shop, log home,
saltbox house, chapel and churches at this historic site in Amherst. Visit
www.amherstmuseum.org for more information.

On Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th, the Lewiston Council on
the Arts presents the internationally-acclaimed Hampton University Concert
Choir performing a new play: The Marble Orchard, celebrating the life and
music of Robert Nathaniel Dett. Dr. Dett, the first African-American
conductor to lead the Hampton Concert Choir to Europe in 1930 to perform for
royalty and the public. Buffalo poet and performer Pamela Garner will tell
Dettıs early story through the eyes of the ³Phantom of the Underground
Railroad.² Tickets are $10 and $8, call 716-754-0166 for details.

Along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River:
Dozens of Seaway Trail farm destinations are alive with fall colors and
fruits. Throughout October, Brownıs Berry Patch in Waterport celebrates the
season with 100-plus scarecrows, new Cornfield pedal cars, a tractor-shaped
corn maze, a silo slide and haywagon rides to pick-your-own apples and
pumpkins. On weekends at Wattıs Country Market in Albion, the Orchard
Express train takes you to the apple orchard from 1-4 pm; an Apple Pancake
Breakfast with the works is served on Sundays from 9:30 am to 12 noon.

The only Haunted Barn in Wayne County is at The Apple Shed in Newark.
Beginning at noon on Saturdays and Sundays, you can walk a labyrinth
decorated by scene designers and costume specialists Mark and Jeff Loveless.
Easily scared? Try the tour for the timid. Tickets are only $2 to $4; call
315-331-6294 or visit www.theappleshed.com for details.

Celebrate An American Halloween October 18-19 at Genesee Country Village
Museum in Mumford. Trick-or-treat throughout the historic village, enjoy
Magic Magic Lantern Theater using historic projectors and slides, search the
pumpkin patch for a jack-o-lantern to decorate. Call 585-538-6822 for
reservations for the Saturday (and Friday) evening Creatures of the Night
walk, Halloween crafts, cider and campfire storytelling.

Trick-or-treat with storybook characters at  the Strong Museum in Rochester
on October 25-26. Visit www.strongmuseum.org to learn more about the fun to
be had at one of the top 10 children's museums in the U.S. (Child Magazine).

The Haunting of Fair Haven takes place October 25th with a 2 pm parade,
pumpkin carving contest, face painting and more fun, free. Visit village
shops and bed and breakfasts, and nearby fishing spots, and Sterling Nature
Center. Call 315-947-5875 for more details.

Seaway Trail Walks in Sackets Harbor on Wednesdays, Clayton-Thursdays, and
Waddington-Fridays through October 15th. Youıll learn how historic
preservation and tourism support the renaissance of Sackets Harbor, and
visit sites associated with the romance and history of the 1000 Islands in
Clayton. A church and houses of native limestone are on the Waddington Walk.
For more info, visit www.seawaytrail.com

Watch the splendor of the fall bird migration along the Lake Ontario
shoreline from the 50-acre Derby Hill Bird Observatory, a strategic place to
observe hawks and other birds traveling south for the winter season. The
sanctuary is found at the end of Sage Creek Road, off Route 104B - the
Seaway Trail.

For a free Journey Magazine call 1-800-SEAWAY-T or visit
www.seawaytrail.com.
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