Lake Placid, NY — ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $303,960 Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) State Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant for renovations at Cascade Welcome Center. The grant was announced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik on Wednesday as part of a $4.1 million package awarded to projects in NY-21.
The funding will be used to make Cascade Welcome Center available to the public for skiing and other outdoor activities, as well as to develop the Center into a fully accessible, year-round, world-class outdoor education and visitor information center. This will help visitors and residents connect with the Adirondack Park’s numerous outdoor opportunities as they travel to and from the region.
“Prominently situated along Route 73 between Keene and Lake Placid, Cascade Welcome Center will allow ADK to help even more visitors have safe and responsible experiences in the outdoors,” said Michael Barrett, ADK Executive Director. “We thank Congresswoman Stefanik and the Northern Border Regional Commission for their support, which ensures that we can continue the work needed to realize this vision.”
“I am proud to announce that over $4 million in taxpayer dollars will be returned to our district to invest in valuable infrastructure, skills training that leads to good-paying jobs, economic development, and tourism in our region,”Stefanik said. “The Northern Border Regional Commission grants and projects have already made a significant impact in our communities, and I am proud to take a leading role in increasing access to the program for Upstate New York and the North Country and ensuring NY-21 communities are prioritized by this critical program. I will continue to advocate for Northern Border Regional Commission funding that has greatly benefited our North Country communities.”
Based out of the Adirondack Park in New York State, ADK is a leader in providing outdoor education, promoting responsible recreation, and organizing stewardship experiences. Since 1922, the organization has worked to increase access to the backcountry by building trails, conserving natural areas, and developing a stewardship community that supports the ethical and safe use of New York’s outdoor spaces. A member, donor, and volunteer-supported organization, ADK reaches across New York through its 27 chapters to inspire people to enjoy the outdoors ethically.
Photo at top: Adirondack Mountain Club website photo.