Adirondack Rail Trail, Act Now!

The moment of truth has arrived for the Adirondack Rail Trail.

The time to act is now.

The state of New York has undertaken a review of its management plan for the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor to determine the best use for this underutilized rail line through the Adirondack Park. The state departments of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Conservation (DEC) are now seeking public input on which to base their decision.

This month of September is the time for bikers, runners, walkers, nature lovers to make your voices heard- the chance we’ve been waiting for to create one of the nation’s premier recreation trails running 90 miles through the heart of the Adirondacks.

We need your input now to ensure that the state will make the right decision on the future use of the corridor.

Please express your support for a 90-mile recreational trail through the heart of the Adirondacks by emailing NYSTravelCorridor@dot.ny.gov

Written comments must be submitted by Sept. 25.

Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA), a nonprofit organization formed two years ago, has gained widespread support from local governments, businesses, newspaper editorials and the general public for creating a multi-use trail connecting Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Piercefield, Beaver River, Big Moose and Old Forge.

This “Adirondack Rail Trail” will be a major tourist destination-a safe, easy, scenic, year round delight for people of all ages and physical abilities. Based on the popularity of other rail-to-trail conversions, this will be one of the nation’s premier rail trails, providing huge economic, recreational and health benefits for generations to come.
Please make your voice heard at this critical time. Together we can make this world-class biking, walking and running trail a reality!

This alert via the League of American Bicyclists on behalf of:
Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates
PO Box 1081, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Contact: Dick Beamish, tel. 518-891-2527
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