THE NEW YORK STATE HOSPITALITY and Tourism Association's "1998 Travel Guide With Map of New York State" is available free by sending a self-addressed, business-sized envelope to the association at 11 North Pearl St., 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12207. Discount coupons contained in the map are good for a 20 percent savings at participating hotels. The guide includes an extensive listing of accommodations throughout the state, attractions and state parks. Or view the guide on the Web at (www.nyshta.org).
- SCENIC SAUSALITO. This lovely hillside community across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco hosts one of the country's best known art shows on Labor Day weekend. Galleries show-case both local and nationally known artists. Downtown is a National Historic Landmark District with fine shops, restaurants, hotels and galleries. Points of interest include the houseboat community of Marinship, the San Francisco Bay Model visitors center and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. For information, consult the Web at (www.sausalito.org), or call 415-331-7262.- FARMER'S MARKETS IN OREGON. These markets are open on a limited basis during the summer and fall:
- Newport Farmers' Market, Saturday, May-October
- Sauvie Island Market, just minutes from downtown Portland, daily, June-October. Outdoor tables are available for picnics, as are scissors to cut your own bouquet.
- The Hood River Valley has a myriad of fruit stands, farmers' markets and U-pick orchards
- Corvallis Farmers' Market, Tuesday and Saturday, April-November
- FALL FOLIAGE IN THE BERKSHIRES. These mountains in western Massachusetts offer some of New England's best fall foliage. To request a free copy of "Touring the Berkshires and the Mohawk Trail," which details nine dramatic tours and explains the area's history, culture and scenic, call 800-237-5747. There are four major museums: the Normal Rockwell Museum on Route 183 in Stockbridge; the Berkshire Museum, which features art, history and natural sciences, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Inistitute in Williamstown and the Williams College Museum of Art, also in Williamstown.