Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine Available with Tips for Exploring NY-PA National Scenic Byway

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.

The leisure driving and boating route spans five distinct areas along the coastline: the Erie Bayfront and Presque Isle in Pennsylvania, the Western NY Lake Erie metropolitan hub of Buffalo-Niagara Falls, the expansive Lake Ontario shoreline and its centerpiece at Rochester, the recreation-rich Eastern Lake Ontario waterfront, and the international 1000 Islands-St. Lawrence Seaway.

Feature articles in the free, 64-page, glossy magazine highlight 30 historic lighthouses; War of 1812 battle sites; cultural heritage attractions and quilt shows, classes, and exhibits; events and festivals; and volkswalking, biking, kayaking and 75 geocaching opportunities Trailwide.

The 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine includes Oswego County highlights: historic War of 1812 battles fought at Oswego and the Big Sandy plus the modern-day Harborfest celebration July 25-28 with free music performances throughout the city in Oswego and world-class fireworks on Saturday night.

Also on the calendar is the September 7 Dragon Boating Festival in Oswego. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the natural resources at Selkirk Shores State Park and Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area.

The travel magazine is found at approximately 50 Great Lakes Seaway Trail kiosk units on the byway; at information centers, accommodations and attractions throughout the byway region; and at visitor centers and interstate rest areas in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

Note: Oswego County pickup points for the 2013 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Travel Magazine include, but are not limited to: Oswego: Oswego County Tourism Office, City of Oswego offices, Quality Inn Texas: Mexico Point State Park Pulaski: Pulaski-Eastern Shores Chamber of Chamber, Selkirk Shores State Park.

The magazine is also online at and can be requested by phone at 315-646-1000 x200.