News from Northern New York:
People with a love for maple will have an easier time finding it in Lewis County this year.
Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can download the new Lewis County Maple Trail app, which is part of the mobile app titled "Adirondacks Tug Hill Region Our Backyard, Your Adventure."
The Adirondacks Tug Hill Region Our Backyard, Your Adventure app is available in winter and summer editions with cultural and history sites as well as outdoor recreation, ATMs, Wi-Fi locations, and camping opportunities. Trail options also include routes for driving, hiking, ATV and horseback riding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
People who already have downloaded the winter or summer Adirondacks Tug Hill app will have the maple app included.
The Lewis County Maple Trail is the latest addition to the app. Five sugarhouses -- Moser's Maple in Croghan; Moser's Mapleridge Farm in Copenhagen; Oswegatchie Educational Center in Croghan; Swiss'er Sweet Maple in Castorland; and Yancey's Sugarbush in Croghan -- and the American Maple Museum are participating.
The sites will offer tastings and tours during Maple Weekend March 21 and 22 and March 28 and 29. The American Maple Museum in Croghan will serve Maple Weekends pancake breakfasts. Check the app or link at www.mapleweekend.com for days and hours of availability.
The maple app, developed by the Lewis County Maple Producers Association and Lewis County Planning Department, also works without cell phone reception to lead visitors to the Lewis County Maple Producers Association member sites.
The Lewis County Maple Trail is the latest addition to the instant info available by app for activities, shopping options, restaurants and accommodations in Lewis County.
Waypoint and GPS features enhance usability of the new app. Learn more at www.adirondackstughill.com/