North Elba wants train tracks removed in prep for multi-use recreational trail

The North Elba town board has officially requested that the state remove the train tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to make the construction of a multi-use recreational trail cheaper and more efficient.

A resolution passed at a board meeting last week documents what most board members have been saying all along. The council doesn’t think the Adirondack Scenic Railroad provides much economic benefit to North Elba and it does believe a recreational trail would be an improvement. But until now, the board hadn’t sealed its opposition with a vote.

The resolution states that the corridor is underused and that the cost for North Elba’s planned parallel trail currently exceeds $4 million.

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