Seaway Trail working to promote tourism

By MIKE BRISTOL

Seaway Trail, Inc. recently had the pleasure of offering its Great Lakes Seaway Trail Blue Byway Seminar in Dunkirk.

Speakers heralded the fabulous underwater experiences and maritime history exploring available to travelers on the 518-mile National Scenic Byway that stretches along the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania.

Federal National Scenic Byway funding made this special event possible in Dunkirk with additional support from the National Weather Service.

Seaway Trail, Inc. is pleased to partner with a number of organizations and our member businesses to promote tourism. The Seaway Trail Tourism Development Zone Plan for Dunkirk recognizes the diverse tourism and economic development assets and opportunities that the city brings to the synergy of the full byway travel experience.

We were pleased to see New York Sea Grant, with whom we often partner on coastal recreation and tourism projects, cited for its great work in the April 28 letter from a Dunkirk resident, however, please let us note that the Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a stand-alone brand of Seaway Trail, Inc., based in Sackets Harbor, N.Y.

Seaway Trail, Inc. has championed theme-based tourism marketing.

Anyone who would like more information on scuba diving, lighthouses, maritime and military history, birding, boating, fishing, winery touring, winter fun, coastal agricultural bounty and farm tours, cultural heritage and quilting, geocaching and walking opportunities can find details online at www.seawaytrail.com, pickup our free travel guide at local information centers, or call us at (315) 646-1000.

Mike Bristol is the Great Lakes Seaway Trail President and chief executive officer.