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The Mountaineer Online

Travel magazine offers tips for exploring National Scenic Byway

Great Lakes Seaway Trail release

The 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine is packed with ideas for exploring the 518-mile National Scenic Byway that hugs the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania.

Feature articles in the magazine highlight 30 historic lighthouses; War of 1812 battle sites; cultural heritage attractions; quilt classes and exhibits; events and festivals; and volkswalking, biking, kayaking and geocaching opportunities.

The magazine includes Thousand Islands / Jefferson County highlights: historic War of 1812 battles fought at Sackets Harbor plus the modern-day celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the French Festival in Cape Vincent and fireworks for the 75th anniversary of the Thousand Islands Bridge on Aug. 2 in Alexandria Bay. Lighthouse enthusiasts are invited to visit the newly upgraded Rock Island Lighthouse; the Thousand Islands Art Center in Clayton calls to quilters and textile fans.

The travel magazine is found at some 50 kiosk units on the byway; at information centers, accommodations and attractions throughout the region; and at visitor centers and interstate rest areas.

Jefferson County pickup points for the magazine include the 1000 Islands International Tourism Council in Alexandria Bay, Tibbetts Point Lighthouse and Hostel in Cape Vincent, and the town of Lyme office in Chaumont.

The magazine also is online at

Print copies can be requested by phone at 646-1000, extension 200.


(Great Lakes Seaway Trail)

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