Tag Archives: Adirondacks

Comments sought on Adirondack rail line Unit Management Plan

New York State has undertaken a review of its management plan for the State-owned 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor that traverses some of the most magnificent scenery in the Adirondack Park.  The state departments of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Conservation … Continue reading

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NYSDEC and NYSDOT to review plan for Adirondack Rail corridor

The New York State DOT and the DEC say that a public process will be set up to determine the use for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, a 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park. This … Continue reading

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Plattsburgh trail gets a ribbon cutting

  After decades of work, a 1.3-mile multi-use trail in the Clinton County city of Plattsburgh is now open for use. Officials cut the ribbon Monday on the first phase of a trail along the Saranac River in Plattsburgh. The … Continue reading

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What’s best for a historic Adiriondack Transportation Corridor?

Adirondack history has been shaped by contention over how to manage the region’s resources. Maintaining this historical trend, contention over the use of a state-owned rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake has led to another divide among residents. … Continue reading

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Adirondack Rail Trail support group continues to gain strength

Membership in the Adirondack Rail Trail Association (ARTA) continues to grow as the organization now reports they are very close to having 1000 supporters. The ARTA continues to advocate for redevelopment of underutilized, state owned track  that is currently leased … Continue reading

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great cycling in Central New York and Long Island

Lite 98.7 a Central NY radio station, recently touted on their website five great bicycle rides around the Utica Area. One of those mentioned is the Erie Canalway Trail. Check it out! Not to be outdone, there are several great … Continue reading

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Unlikely allies advocate for multi use trail in Lake Placid region

Dick Beamish belongs to ARTA and is founder of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine. “What we could have here to begin with would be a 34-mile recreation trail that would run from Lake Placid to Ray Brook, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Purchase could threaten proposed rail-trail in southern Adirondacks

The Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail Trail, Inc. emerged in early 2009 to encourage the development of a 29-mile rail trail from North Creek to Tahawus, NY.  Parks & Trails New York began assisting the Friends of the Upper Hudson Rail … Continue reading

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