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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New Resource for Exploring the Adirondacks

The Adirondack State Park is a truly magical place.

It's where the Miracle on Ice happened in Lake Placid in 1980. It's the home of well-known summer spots like Lake George. And some of the historical sites, including Fort Ticonderoga, are matched only by the beauty of destinations like Ausable Chasm.

You can spend a $1,500 for a week at an original Great Camp. Or you can spend $40 in gas and snacks for a full day of hiking and adventures.

Being the largest park and largest National Historical Landmark in the contiguous U.S., the options are endless.

And it's for these reasons that an app has been created to help travelers with exploring the Adirondacks. The app is called Discover the Adirondack Park.

You can read a bit more in this press release:

The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV), Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21), and Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (ARTC) announce the launch of a new travel planning app for visitors to the Adirondack Region of Northern New York.
Discover the Adirondack Park is now available for free on iTunes and on Android, providing tailored travel information for first-time and repeat visitors. While adventuring through the Adirondacks, travelers can use the app even if data and Wi-Fi are unavailable to find recreation, lodging, dining, and other information near their current location.
The app allows users who are planning their trip, and those who are already in the Adirondacks, to find relevant travel information based on their needs and geographic location via two filters: “I am Here” and “I am Planning.” Both filters provide specific travel information personalized to the user’s needs via categories such as:
·         Winter Recreation
·         Rock and ice climbing routes
·         Hiking trails and resources
·         Shopping locations
·         Events and attractions
More About the Discover the Adirondacks App
Discover the Adirondacks is compatible with iOS and Android, and serves as an innovative and convenient resource for travelers accessing data from their tablets and smartphones. The Adirondack Park’s diverse recreational opportunities draw many to the region, and the app will help travelers to access these, as well as local places to visit, eat and sleep.
Complementing January’s launch of the Adirondack Trip Planning web portal on, the app directly supports key aspects of the strategic plans developed by the Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, and North Country Regional Economic Development Councils, contributing to investment, sustainability and revitalization in those regions.
Funding for the project was provided by a Regional Economic Development Council “Market NY” grant from Empire State Development, the State’s chief economic development agency, as well as from the Center for Economic Growth.

Download the Discover the Adirondacks app from iTunes and access the Adirondack Trip Planning Web Portal at or, “Discover Recreation.”


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