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.

Hearings favor recreation

December 10, 2019
Meeting participants weigh in heavily in favor of removing rails

Revised Unit Management Plan published

November 23, 2019
The NYSDEC and NYSDOT publish a revised Unit Management Plan for the corridor