A tourist and recreational trail designed along an old railroad between Bois-des-Filion and Mont-Laurier, this 230 km (143 mi) corridor provides a north-south crossing through the magnificent Laurentian region. Summer activities include cycling, hiking, and inline skating; winter activities include snowmobiling between Labelle and Mont-Laurier (93 km/58 mi), and cross-country skiing between Saint-Jérôme and Val-David (40 km/25 mi, classic and ski skating); mechanical maintenance and easy level. All along the trail, railway stations have been renovated and many have been converted into welcoming cafés and rental and repair shops for sports equipment. bonjourquebec.com
Some recentdiscussion regarding Adirondack Tourism Marketing hits on a topic near my heart. I don’t think anyone would argue about tourism’s importance as a crucial part of our economy. But how to effectively market our destination seems to have generated a variety of comments. Some useful, others very uninformed. I once had the joy of thinking about this very topic, and wrote-up a plan for consideration. So rather than join the fray with my own comments, I thought I’d share my ideas. Not official, implemented, or endorsed by anyone other than me.
"We can assure you that no settlement agreement has been reached. While the resolution of litigation related to the boundary of our territory is a priority for our people, any suggestion of an actual agreement at this time is both inaccurate and inappropriate."
"The lands are part of the “forever wild” Forest Preserve, located in Essex and Hamilton counties, including parts of Indian Lake, Minerva and Newcomb, in the central portion of the state’s six-million-acre Adirondack Park."
"Cuomo’s son will soon receive the recommendation of the Adirondack Park Agency, whose members are all appointed by him. But the final decision, under state law, as the governor has stated, is his alone."
"For more than a decade in the western Adirondacks and Tug Hill, local residents have repeatedly gone to court to stop aggressive local and county governments from illegally opening public roads to ATV riding."
"McIntyre and his brother-in-law, Malcolm McMartin, founded the Elba Iron and Steel Manufacturing Co. in North Elba, Essex County, in the mid-1830s. They expected to find silver veins in the Adirondacks, but instead found rich deposits of iron ore."
"As part of their latest promotional campaign, the marketing arm of NY State, Empire State Development, has partnered with Orbitz on a video series promoting the Empire State offerings on Orbitz.com/NYState."