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.

More municipalities react to court ruling!

December 12, 2017
The Village of Saranac Lake has joined St Lawrence County, the Village of Lake Placid, the Beaver River Property Owners, and the towns of Piercefield, North Elba, Colton and Tupper Lake in expressing concerns about invalidation of 2016 Management Plan and in calling for the Adirondack Rail Trail to be built as planned.

2017 Trail Town Guide released

December 7, 2017
Ten years in the making, the 2017 Trail Town Guide is here

State appeals Adirondack rail trail ruling

November 3, 2017
The state Attorney General's office has filed a notice of appeal to Judge Main's ruling

Parks & Trails Letter to the Governor

October 26, 2017
Parks and Trails New York asks Governor Cuomo to appeal the court ruling and/or revise the State Land Use Master Plan to accommodate rail-trails.

Parks and Trails New York (PTNY) Asks State to Intervene

October 13, 2017
PTNY will continue to support the development of the Adirondack Rail Trail

Suit

September 30, 2017
The court has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in all three of their complaints and has vacated the 2016 Unit Management Plan.

Does the State own the rail corridor?

May 16, 2017
There have been a number of claims that people along the corridor granted the State an easement on land that they owned, rather than receiving easements to cross the State-owned corridor. Here is the State’s position:

Unit Management Plan

April 28, 2017
NYSDEC Releases Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan

DEC Releases Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Plan

April 25, 2017
The Draft Adirondack Rail Trail Conceptual Plan has been released for public review and comment.

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