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.
"Not only does the poll show who's ahead and who's trailing, it paints a picture of an area deeply unhappy with the direction of the country, and with our political leadership at both the federal and state level."
"This wildlife corridor runs southwest through the Split Rock Range on Lake Champlain, west over Coon Mountain, northwest over Sprig and Cob Hills and Boquet Mountain, then west to Poko-Moonshine, the Jay Range, and the High Peaks."
"Some environmental activists felt that the court’s decision set a dangerous precedent, allowing state officials too much leeway in interpreting laws designed to protect open space in the Adirondacks."
"Under current forest management laws administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA), these types of “patch clearcuts” are legal as long as individual patches are 25 acres or less and that there is an ample separation distance between the clearcuts that are maintained (uncut) for 10 years."