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Oswego County Sites in New Great Lakes Seaway Trail Itineraries Going to International Travel Marketplace May 21-25

"Take the Blueway" is one of 12 new Great Lakes Seaway Trail travel itineraries.
"Take the Blueway" is one of 12 new Great Lakes Seaway Trail travel itineraries.

Great Lakes Seaway Trail, NY and PA – Oswego County, NY, sites and attractions are featured in several of the 12 new Great Lakes Seaway Trail itineraries that will be distributed to more than 1,500 domestic and international travel buyers from 70 countries at the Travel Association of America International Pow Wow Marketplace event in San Francisco May 21-25. The annual event generates more than $3.5 billion in future U.S. travel expenditures.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is the 518-mile-long National Scenic Byway that parallels the freshwater shoreline of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania. The new Great Lakes Seaway Trail itineraries are posted online at www.seawaytrail.com/roadtrips.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site, H. Lee White Marine Museum, the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, Sandy Island Beach State Park, the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center, the Oswego River, Selkirk Lighthouse, Derby Hill Bird Observatory and Mexico Point State Park in Oswego County are among the suggested stops in the itineraries developed in partnership with I Love NY Division of Tourism and the 11 Great Lakes Seaway Trail county tourism promotion agencies (10 in NYS, 1 in PA).

The itineraries focus on themed travel opportunities:
• Birding the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Capture the Moment: Photography, Art, and Painting
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Cultural Heritage and Quilts
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Just the Two of Us Getaways and Shopping
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Lighthouses and Shipwrecks
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Lighthouse-to-Lighthouse Bicycling
• Quilting Around the Great Lakes Seaway Trail
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail Seven-Day Scenic Coastal Drive
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail: Take the Blueway
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 in the U.S. and Canada
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Quilt Challenge
• Great Lakes Seaway Trail “Where Can I Take the Kids.”

The itineraries vary in length from a one afternoon option to a 9-day bicycling tour. Some of the itineraries are time-limited; others are available any time for do-it-yourself drivers; one is an escorted two-nation group tour to War of 1812 sites in New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario and Quebec.

“These byway-branded itineraries represent unique “only on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail” travel experiences on a premier American national scenic byway touring destination,” Mitchell says.