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U.S. Canada border crossing at Champlain-LaColle
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The border between the U.S. and Canada will remain closed to non-essential travelers until at least June 21st.  Northern New York border interests say the move is disappointing but not unexpected.

"Politely Adirondack" poster series
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism

As businesses in New York begin to reopen, an organization in the Adirondacks has launched a campaign to promote the region and pandemic safety.

Adirondack Park sign
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The tourism organization that markets and promotes the Adirondack region recently released its latest study of tourism trends in the region.  The Leisure Travel Information study finds outdoor activities remain the key attraction.

Saranac Lake welcome sign
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Saranac Lake and the regional tourism office are working to create a unique marketing brand for the village in the center of the Adirondacks.  A meeting is planned this evening to update residents on the effort.

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Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism

The Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, or ROOST, has posted the results of its 2016 Leisure Travel Study.  This is the first year the survey has expanded to include data from Franklin and Hamilton counties.

Adirondack Park sign
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The U.S. hospitality industry is reporting a decline in occupancy rates across the country over the past year.  Tourism officials in New York’s North Country region cite a snowless winter and unfavorable Canadian exchange rates for driving away winter sports enthusiasts.