New Web site promotes Adirondacks

PLATTSBURGH - A new Web site has been developed to give potential visitors to the Adirondacks a unique preview of what the area has in store.

On April 6, the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council launched VisitAdirondacks.com, an exciting new Web site aimed at first-time visitors that features high definition videos tours and interactive highlights.

According to Ron Ofner, executive director of ARTC, many potential visitors are not even aware of the location of the Adirondacks, let alone what they have to offer.

"We designed the new Web site to give people a better understanding of our great vacation destinations. One of the coolest features for first-time visitors is the ability to view the exciting high definition video tours."

The new site showcases unique locations within the six-million-ace wilderness via extraordinary aerial video. After more than a decade featuring broader aspects of the region the site now provides more information on each area, as well as a virtual birds-eye view.

"I think it's going to have a tremendous impact on tourism in this region," said Jon Lundin, director of the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau. "The media on there is very eye-catching."

VisitAdirondacks.com has an easy-to-use interface for information on lodging properties, events and outdoor seasonal activities along with interactive trip planning maps. The site's newsroom is a multi-media resource featuring the latest "In the News" media coverage, high resolution images, story ideas and Adirondack facts.

From the Tug Hill Plateau to the Saranac Lake Chain; from main streets to mountain tops, online visitors will find a wealth of information to help plan the ultimate Adirondack getaway.

"If you look at the way visitors plan their vacations, many are using the World Wide Web now," said Lundin, "so I think this site will fit in nicely."

The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council can provide information about planning a vacation in the Adirondack region. Call 800-487-6867 or log onto VisitAdirondacks.com for videos, package listings, events, activities, restaurants, lodging and maps.

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