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Celebrating the RV Lifestyle

This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local campgrounds. On Saturday, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont unveiled a new exhibition that celebrates this gypsy lifestyle. Brian Mann reports on "American Wanderlust", a look at the history of the RV.  Go to full article

Water Levels Cut Into Marina Business

Researchers from Cornell University are asking marina owners along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario how changes in water levels affect their businesses. The survey is part of a study to update a 45 year old plan for controlling water levels in the region. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Corps Presents Seaway Study in Ogdensburg

The Army Corps of Engineers heard an earful from St. Lawrence River residents last night in Ogdensburg. The Corps presented its draft report on navigational improvements to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Bridge Construction on Schedule

There's good news for business owners in Saranac Lake who were worried a bridge construction project set for this summer in the village would negativly affect tourism there. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam Tourism Research Center Receives Federal Boost

A Northern New York travel and tourism research center at SUNY Potsdam recently got a financial helping hand from an area Congressman. As Jody Tosti reports, the funding is a key part in getting the center up and running in the next few months.  Go to full article

Tourism Research Center Funded at SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam will host a new research center dedicated to boosting the North Country's tourism industry. Congressman John McHugh announced $100,000 in federal seed money for the center. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Adirondack Tourism Travel Down in Wake of Tragedy

The Adirondacks will host fewer tourists seeking the fall foliage following last week's terrorists attacks in New York Washington. Jody Tosti reports the estimated loss of tourism has already reached the million dollar mark.  Go to full article

New Tourism Stategy for St. Lawrence County

Martha Foley talks with Canton Economic Development director Pat Tubbs about plans for tourism in St. Lawrence County. About 75 local business people gathered yesterday to map out a strategy to boost this growing part of the region's economy.  Go to full article

Turning to Tourism: Adirondack Towns Struggle to Make Transition

Towns and villages in the Adirondacks are looking for better ways to spark local economies. For many, that means a shift away from mining and logging and a new focus on tourism. Town supervisors and economic development experts gathered Thursday in Saranac Lake to compare their efforts. For some, these are the best of times. For others, the change means a struggle for survival. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Adirondack Park Visitors Centers: Reflecting a Political Landscape

For all its natural beauty, the Adirondack Park is a place defined by people. Towns and villages are scattered within the blue line. Laws and regulations protect the environment. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack Park Agency is working to reshape one of its Visitor Interpretive Centers. The idea is to bring the human element into sharper focus.  Go to full article

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