County legislator Barb Rice to speak at reception highlighting the Paul Smiths/Upper Saranac/St. Regis region

LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. (06/24/2016)(readMedia)-- The Paul Smiths/Upper Saranac/St. Regis N.Y., region will unveil multiple initiatives to foster economic growth at a free public reception on Tuesday, June 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Lake Clear Lodge.

Featured speaker Barb Rice, Franklin County legislator and newly-appointed Adirondack Park Agency commissioner, will discuss the region's vital economic role. Her remarks will be followed by key announcements from area businesses and institutions:

  • Plans for the future of the Paul Smith's College VIC.
  • Expansion of tours in the Adirondacks by Rail Explorers USA.
  • A regional collaboration facilitated by the Lake Clear Lodge to explore Adirondack heritage cuisine.
  • Increased partnerships among area institutions.

The reception will also provide an opportunity to explore the heritage, nature and wellness of the area through a variety of exhibits, activities and displays including family-friendly pontoon boat rides and free tastings of authentic Adirondack cuisine.

More than a dozen exhibitors will participate, including the Saranac Inn Golf Club, The Point, White Pine Camp, Paul Smith's College, Rail Explorers USA, the Lake Clear Lodge and historic organizations and museums.

The reception held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lake Clear Lodge is free and open to the public. To find out more, visit


This event is a collaborative effort designed to promote the cultural and recreational offerings of the region. Home to the most extensive system of lakes, ponds and waterways in the Adirondacks, the area is a historically significant wilderness destination.