Tupper issues rec guide

TUPPER LAKE – An all-new recreation guide is expected to make Tupper Lake more accessible than ever.

Outgoing Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Michelle Clement unveiled the guide to the Tupper Lake town board Thursday night. She said it is now available online and that 15,000 printed copies will be delivered by the end of next week. The online version is mobile-device friendly, and the printed guides will be distributed locally and at visitor centers along major thoroughfares throughout the state.

“This is kind of why I’ve fallen off the face of the earth over the past couple of months,” Clement said.

Clement has been gathering information and putting together the 36-page, magazine-style guide over the last year. The finished product is filled with information on recreation, attractions, events, shopping and relaxing in and around Tupper Lake.

“With helping out at the visitors center up on Park Street, I had myself and all of the volunteers keep track of all of the questions that were asked when people came through the door,” Clement said. “We kept general notes on what that was, and I tabulated that to kind of figure out what percentage of people were looking for what kind of information, and I then broke down this book based on that information so we were answering those questions in a nice and easy way.”

Since visitors don’t always stop at a visitor center, Clement said the guide brings the visitor center to them. It includes full-color photos and maps, and also has a brief section on the history of Tupper Lake.

The guide was made possible by local business owners and organizations.

“I really want to thank all of our advertisers,” Clement said. “It’s not only about the fact that they paid for them; these are our local businesses, and they are a part of our community. As much as I possibly could, I tied it (the advertisements) to the content so it’s relatable.”

Town Supervisor Patti Littlefield thanked Clement for her work with the chamber and said she got everyone “thinking outside of the box.”

To see the guide, visit www.tupper-lake.com.

Contact Shaun Kittle at 518-891-2600 ext. 25 or skittle@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.