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    Zip line over Niagara Falls gorge set to open July 20

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    From the Buffalo News:

    There’s a new thrill penetrating the mist of the Horseshoe Falls – folks zip lining, 2,200 feet over the Niagara Gorge.

    WildPlay MistRider Zipline is on track to debut Friday, but staffers, their friends and family members began testing the ride over the weekend. The official grand opening/ribbon-cutting is scheduled for July 20.

    Lindsay DiCosimo, marketing manager of WildPlay MistRider, called the ride “phenomenal,” with “spectacular views” of both the American and Horseshoe falls.

    “It’s a completely different perspective for people,” DiCosimo said.

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    State parks system getting $89 million funding boost

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    From the Associated Press (via WGRZ Channel 2 or Syracuse.com):

    The $132 billion state budget approved by the Legislature late last month includes $89 million in New York Works capital projects for the state-run system of 178 parks and 35 historic sites.

    The funding breakdown released earlier this month includes:

    — $25 million for Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the nation’s oldest state parks system, and the most-visited, with 8 million visitors a year.

    New ad campaign looks to draw visitors to Niagara

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    From the Buffalo News (includes video):

    Attractions in the Niagara Falls area are highlighted as part of a media campaign running in six cities for the next six weeks.

    The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. kicked off a media campaign on Tuesday, it announced in its monthly e-newsletter.

    The campaign includes online, radio and TV ads, as well as on-air contests and promotions. Officials are targeting the Syracuse, Elmira, Pittsburgh, Erie, Pa., Cleveland and Columbus markets.

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