The Timeless Adirondack Experience

The fall colors are largely over in the High Peaks and Im sure we all agree that it was a fantastic season. That we peak so early in the Adirondacks gives us a bit of an edge over many other regions in the state; according to I Love New York, our state tourism bureau, most other regions are now just peaking or have just begun to change. Our visitors arrive to capture the exclusive scoop on the season if you will, and we were certainly proud to host it for another year. The Adirondacks strive to be the premier outdoor destination for the metro areas closest to us Montreal, Toronto, and New York City. I Love New Yorks current Get out of town campaign highlights this step towards a different kind of vacation. While checking out the big city is always fun, what about everyone who lives in those crowded urban milieus? The most numerous demographic that visited Lake Placid in 2006 were from New York City, of which the most significant percentage came for rest and relaxation according to research conducted by the Technical Assistance Center at Plattsburgh State University. Working with the state tourism bureau is important for Lake Placid and the Adirondacks because their promotional efforts of our great region serve as a powerful springboard that these urban visitors can utilize to make their experience here spectacular. Our Longwoods International market analysis clearly showed that the Adirondacks got the largest percentage return in the state on our investment with I Love New York, says Bureau President James McKenna. Getting out of town definitely describes the Adirondack experience. The crisp fall mountain air coupled with unrivaled views make our locale attractive to those tired of stepping on the subway system every morning. The best air New Yorkers generally get to breathe is the exhaust from the SUV that just sped by them at mach speed. So we invite them, the tired and huddled masses from the city that never sleeps to come and get some sleep. When they wake up and open the curtains to see Whiteface Mountain or the McIntyre Range majestically bathed in the early morning glow, they just may not want to return to the everyday. Or just go back to bed knowing theyre on our time. Which is of course, timeless.

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