ROOST releases tourism findings

— “This survey tells us who the visitors are and what their expenditures are,” McKenna said. “Hiking is most popular outdoor activity. We found that 69 percent of the folks that come to the county come between May and October and social media contacts more likely to use digital technology to prepare for the trip.”

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava also talked about another aspect of the outdoor draw of the Adirondacks.

“I know that we have had a lot of debate about the fish hatcheries, but you look at this and 24 percent of the people coming for an outdoor activity are coming to fish,” Scozzafava said.

The full report is available by visiting the ROOST website, roostadk.com.

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