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.
December 23, 2018
The New York State Adirondack Park Agency recommended an amendment to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (SLMP) to change the Travel Corridors definition
March 9, 2018
APA OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT TO THE ADIRONDACK PARK STATE LAND MASTER PLAN
March 6, 2018
APA hearing will decide on modifying the SLMP to allow for rail trails