Be a champion. Spread the word, not the “hitchhikers". While traveling the Adirondack North Country Region’s Scenic Byways, we invite you to help sustain the touring routes’ special places for all visitors. While breathing the invigorating air, taking in the amazing vistas, hiking in the woods, and playing in the sparkling waters, we invite you to become a champion of these extraordinary natural resources. Here are guidelines for how you can help protect the outdoor recreational experiences that we all enjoy. Byway Champions are careful to avoid picking up or dropping off any “hitchhiking” plants or animals when they move from place to place during their visits. Learning about non-native and invasive species is the only way to prevent their uncontrollable spread and damaging impact to our natural resources. Prevention is where Byway Champions can make all the difference.