Monday, June 19, 2023

Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau launches eclipse website

solar eclipse

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the launch of its website,, dedicated to the awe-inspiring solar eclipse coming in 2024 – less than 300 days away! The launch of website represents a significant milestone in positioning the North Country as a premier destination for the 2024 solar eclipse. By offering a comprehensive and engaging digital platform, we aim to attract visitors from across the globe, fostering economic growth and supporting local businesses and communities.

On April 8th, 2024, the celestial phenomenon is expected to grace the skies above North America— spanning from Mexico to Canada, the path of totality promises an extraordinary spectacle that has captured the imagination of people worldwide. The Town of Plattsburgh is lucky enough to be part of the Path of Totality, meaning the area will experience some of the most breathtaking and longest viewing spots.

Hotels, restaurants, state parks, campgrounds and attractions will all benefit from the influx of people who arrive to view the total solar eclipse. Everyone is excited to experience the wonder of seeing the sun’s outer atmosphere as it becomes dark in the middle of the day, and the Adirondack Coast has breathtaking landscapes that make it the perfect place for viewing. Using the #adkcoasteclipse everyone can share their excitement and preparation for the eclipse on social media!

The website has been designed to offer a comprehensive guide to everything eclipse-related and will provide all the needed resources surrounding this once in a lifetime event.

“We are thrilled to present as a gateway to experiencing the awe-inspiring 2024 solar eclipse in the greater Plattsburgh region, and to be in the path of totality is even more exciting with greater opportunities.” said Kristy Kennedy, VP, Marketing of the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau. “This celestial event provides a unique opportunity to showcase the natural beauty of our area while stimulating the local economy. We look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the unparalleled hospitality of our region.”

Features Include:
  1. Where to Watch: Discover prime viewing locations on the Adirondack Coast. This feature ensures visitors can easily identify the best spots to witness the solar eclipse while taking advantage of nearby amenities, accommodations, and attractions.
  2. Local Events and Activities: Explore a calendar of events and activities specially curated for eclipse enthusiasts. Will continue to grow as the date draws near.  If a business has an event to promote it can be submitted to
  3. Eclipse Packages and Deals: Access exclusive eclipse packages and deals offered by local businesses, including accommodations, dining, and recreational activities. These offerings are tailored to enhance the eclipse experience and encourage visitors to extend their stay, benefiting the local economy.
  4. Visitor Resources: Find a wealth of practical information, including where to stay, dining options, visitor guides and safety tips to help visitors plan their trip and make the most of their time in the region.
  5. Souvenir Storefront: Designed to cater to a diverse array of preferences and interests. Whether visitors are looking for stylish apparel or commemorative keepsakes, the Adirondack Coast Storefront has something for visitors to remember this occasion by.  A collectible T-Shirt is in development for this event.

Businesses can utilize this unique opportunity to create specific viewing areas and services that cater to the influx of visitors viewing the total solar eclipse. For businesses in need of Adirondack Coast protective eyewear, contact us about how many are needed! It is easy to do just call 518.563.100 or email – we will get those ready for you and we will take your deals and information too!

Head on over to for all your eclipse needs. We look forward to this event and the evolution of tourism on the Adirondack Coast!

Virtual Meeting

If you’re keen on gaining further knowledge or actively participating, we are organizing a virtual meeting in early July where all individuals and organizations interested in the matter can gather. During this call, we aim to delve deeper into the subject, discuss ongoing developments, and initiate collaborative efforts. To join us, please watch the North Country Chamber’s Social Media pages for information.

Illustration by Adelaide Tyrol/Almanack archive

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