Rail Trail Construction started

The Department of Environmental Conservation says "Removal of Railroad Tracks Between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid is First Step in Developing World-Class Recreational Trail".  The New York State Department of Transportation has broken ground on a $1.9 million project to remove the tracks from the former railroad right-of-way, clearing the way for its conversion into a shared-use path ideal for hikers, bikers, cross country skiers, and snowmobile enthusiasts. The rail trail and scenic railway are key components of the recently completed 2020 Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (UMP), which provides a blueprint for sustainably developing this picturesque 119-mile travel corridor to bolster tourism and further recreation opportunities.

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