Rail Trail Status Updates

This is where we will post updates as the build-out and operation of the Adirondack Rail Trail progresses

Stakeholders' Meeting minutes now available

April 6, 2017
Minutes of the Adirondack Rail Trail Stakeholders meetings

Trail Construction Planning Underway

March 19, 2017
Despite a Lawsuit That State Hopes to Resolve, the Adirondack Rail Trail Plans are Proceeding

New Bicycling Study

October 26, 2016
Another rural region's report on bicycling's economic impact

Last Train from Lake Placid

October 26, 2016
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad drove most, but not all, of its rolling stock out of Lake Placid this morning.

DEC Resolving title issues

October 20, 2016
NYS does not own four parcels needed to build the rail trail, but expects to resolve the issue and build the trail without delays.

Rail-Trail Suit Status

October 1, 2016
Adirondack Scenic Railway Suit Postponed until November 2

New AdirondackRailTrail Website

September 27, 2016
Interactive website now operational

APA Approves DEC/DOT proposed management plan for rail-trail

August 19, 2016
On February 12th the APA voted almost unanimously to support the proposed rail-trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake and the possible extension of rail service north from Big Moose to Tupper Lake

One Hundred Twelve Tupper Lake Businesses ask the State to implement its plan

August 19, 2016
Tupper Lake will be a massive beneficiary of the State's plan to create the Adirondack Rail Trail from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake.

State announces rail-trail plans

May 17, 2016
Governor approves Adirondack Rail Trail