ACTLS has partnered with Paul Smith’s College Professor Kelly Cerialo and her Field Studies in Hospitality class to explore what a potential affiliate system of lodging operations associated with the hut-to-hut network could look like. We kindly ask for 10 minutes of your time and insight to fill out the survey that will help inform us of the merits and design of such a lodging affiliate system.
This survey will be open until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 1st.
We will share with you the results of this study when the analysis of the collected data is complete.
By “trails” we mean trails mostly for self-powered travelers (hiking, paddling, x-country skiing) as equestrian and snowmobile riders can cover greater distances more quickly and travel more easily from one community to the next. But, given that we are looking to create trails that connect communities, we are exploring all trail and user group possibilities.
By “hut” we mean a range of lodging options, of which we hope the majority will be existing lodging facilities, such as your own, found in, nearby, and between the many hamlets spread throughout the Adirondacks. This range of lodging options includes cabin tents, yurts, cabins, state-of-the-art eco-lodges, bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels and inns.
The Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging System (ACTLS) project, an initiative that will develop a conceptual plan for potential trail networks with key locations for lodging facilities within the Adirondack Park, has scheduled nine Community Workshops across the Park.
These workshops are designed to inform the public of the project’s objectives and to share work completed to date regarding existing and planned trails, lodging facilities, and tourism destinations. The workshops are also designed to solicit knowledge of existing trails as well as additional input on prospective new trails and connections that would contribute to a hut-to-hut system. Community leaders, planners, economic developers, outdoor enthusiasts, lodging owners and those interested in the development of Adirondack hut-to-hut routes are encouraged to attend.
For those unable to attend meetings, a website will be available to provide input at: www.adirondacktrailsandlodging.org/wiki-map
These workshops will be held in the following locations:
Star Lake 10/11/16 Tuesday 7:00 PM Clifton-Fine School - 11 Hall Avenue,
Old Forge 10/13/16 Thursday 7:00 PM Town Building - 183 Park Avenue, Old Forge
Saranac 10/19/16 Wednesday 7:00 PM Saranac Town Hall - 3662 Route 3, Saranac
Ticonderoga 10/20/16 Thursday 7:00 PM Community Building - 132 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga
Elizabethtown 10/24/16 Monday 7:00 PM United Church of Christ, Church Hall - 7580 Court Street, Elizabethtown
Lake George 10/26/16 Wednesday 7:00 PM Lake George Town Hall, upstairs - 20 Old Post Road, Lake George
Tupper Lake 11/1/16 Tuesday 6:00 PM Goff-Nelson Library, Community Room (rear entrance) - 41 Lake Street, Tupper Lake
Lake Placid 11/10/16 Thursday 7:00 PM The Conference Center at Lake Placid - 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid
Paul Smiths 11/15/16 Tuesday 7:00 PM Paul Smith's College: Joan Weill Student Center, Stirling Tomkins Pine Room - Intersection of Routes 30 and 86 in Paul Smiths
For more information, contact Jack Drury at 518-891-5915, 518-354-8169 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.adirondacktrailsandlodging.org.