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Contact:

Christine Hoffer

WashingtonCountyTourism

518-222-7450

info@washingtonnycounty.com  

America’s Largest Pro-Am Bike Race,  Agri-tourism, and  Inspired by the Battenkill Highlight New York States Scenic Washington County, located where the Mighty Hudson Meets the Adirondacks. 

The Tour of the Battenkill, “America’s Queen of the Classics”, holds the largest one-day Pro-Am cycling race in the United States on April 18 & 19.  The event takes place throughout the scenic countryside of Washington County.  Visitors can watch the racers compete along the route and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants throughout Cambridge,Greenwich,Salem and other towns and villages. 

For fiber fans, Washington County is a must-visit during the spring.  The Annual Farm and Fiber Tour on April 25th and 26th offers visitors the chance to learn more about the farms and farmers, as well as the many uses for fiber produced by alpacas, goats, sheep and rabbits.  The event includes spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations at participating area farms. 

Battenkill Inspired The waters of the Battenkill are the source of inspiration for artists throughout our region.  They are also the focus of an upcoming exhibition and lecture series called "Battenkill Inspired" produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, running January through June 2015.  In addition to Battenkill-inspired art loaned by some two dozen artists, the exhibition will highlight the covered bridges built to cross; the many industries that once drew power from the flow; the lure of Dionondehowa Falls and its pleasure park and the electricity generated for a trolley system along the upper Hudson; the world-class trout fishing with its own original fly patterns and personalities; 1960s-70s decorated rafts for a timed float and competition; and current efforts to preserve this valuable resource and more. 

Please visit the calendar of events for Washington County presentations, programs and events that will Inspire residents and visitors alike to par-take in the exhibits at the Folklife Gallery at Crandall Public Library and discoveries along the Battenkill in Washington County. 

Learn more about Washington County, New York’s events and happenings, please visit www.washingtonnycounty.com.   

 About Washington County, New York

Located where the Hudson River Valley meets the mighty Adirondacks, scenic Washington County offers visitors charming country roads, covered bridges, agri-tourism and farm experiences, local artisans and cultural activities, charming boutiques for shopping and so much more.  Visitors can learn more about WashingtonCountyat www.washingtonnycounty.com.   

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