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Community Destination Planning Meeting for the Central Lake Champlain Region
November 19, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Locals are working toward making the Central Lake Champlain (CLC) region a “destination” and encouraging tourism. Collaboration between multiple towns was started by ROOST (Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism) at an Adirondack Destination Summit in Lake Placid. Last month 33 Adirondack towns were represented at that meeting. There those towns were broken into 13 distinct destination areas—ours includes Essex, Willsboro, Westport, and Chesterfield.
Since the ROOST summit, representatives from these four towns continued to meet to inventory our strengths, identifying what makes our area unique, and to clarify what’s missing. Early in 2015, meetings will focus on problem-solving to determine concrete steps to encourage the development of a tourist destination in the CLC region. Tourism will be used as a stepping stone to build and expand other aspects of our economy in a sustainable manner.
For those interested in learning more and those who want to have a say there is a community meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange which will overview the progress so far and give the opportunity for questions and more community involvement.