A proposal to create a state-designated cuisine trail following a transportation loop that includes two scenic byways connecting Saranac Lake, Paul Smiths and Tupper Lake, is moving forward.
More than 30 businesses and organizations have expressed interest. The next step is to gain letters of support from those interested in participating or supporting the initiative.
A public information meeting is scheduled for 6 pm Wednesday, May 11, at Paul Smith’s College in the Pine Room, located in the Joan Weill Student Center. An RSVP is requested by Tuesday, May 10.
Cuisine trails are designed to promote greater marketing opportunities for local products through regional promotional efforts. Eligible businesses include farms, restaurants, retailers, food stores, breweries and artisan producers. The Agriculture & Markets department is expected to designate cuisine trails throughout the state.
A regional group of businesses and organizations in the Paul Smiths, Lake Clear and upper Saranac Lake area have also discussed the idea of connecting southern Franklin County through a series of themed trails to attract visitors and residents alike. This informal group aims to more broadly market existing activities, create themed events and connections to surrounding regions.
For more information on the proposed Adirondack Lakes Cuisine Trail or to RSVP for the public information session on Wednesday, May 11, email Paul Smith’s College Chief Marketing Officer Shannon Oborne at [email protected] or call (518) 275-8149, or email Ernest Hohmeyer of the Lake Clear Lodge at [email protected] or call (518) 891-1489.