Jan 02, 2004 — Northern New York's vacation spots are booming this holiday week, as snowmobiles and ski hills draw visitors from the big cities. More and more of those tourists are choosing to buy vacation homes in the region. The trend has fueled a housing boom in the Adirondacks. But as seasonal residents snap up homes and camps, some locals worry that their communities are changing too fast -- and not always for the better. Brian Mann's report first aired this fall, as part of our series on affordable housing.