PTNY: Adirondack trail study only scratches surface of benefits to area

Parks & Trails New York wishes to congratulate Adirondack Action on commissioning the recently released Adirondack Rail Corridor Economic Impact Study comparing the costs and economic impacts of a tourist train and a 34-mile multi-use trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.  The study estimates $1.2 million in annual net new spending associated with the trail, a greater economic benefit than extending the tourist train to Tupper Lake. PTNY is urging the community to examine the study’s assumptions and calculations in greater detail, talk to trail managers from other trails of similar length and environment, and consider the health and quality of life benefits to fully appreciate the impact that a Lake Placid to Tupper Lake Trail can make. Read our take on the study.

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