This spring, when New York State was in a lockdown due to the pandemic, it was unclear what that meant for the Adirondacks. Would the outdoor tourism industry thrive or falter? Would people still be hitting the trails? Would small businesses survive?
Nearly a year later those questions have been answered in emphatic fashion. People have been coming to the Adirondacks in droves and outdoor-related businesses have seen a high demand for their products and services.
You can read about the business trends in a recent story by contributing writer Sierra McGivney, who talked to businesses around the Adirondacks. Just follow the link here: https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/well-into-winter-gear-sales-seem-no-sign-of-slowing
And if you’re thinking about coming to the Adirondacks yourself for an outdoor adventure (or just looking for inspiration), Digital Editor Melissa Hart has compiled a list of five fun trips you can do in the snow.
A skier on the Foxy Brown ski trail in Piseco. Photo by Mike Lynch
Editor’s note: This first appeared in Mike’s weekly “Backcountry Journal” newsletter. Click here to subscribe.