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Adirondack Explorer

May, 2017

State Hopes To Remove Train Tracks This Year

The state hopes to begin removing the train tracks between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake as early as this summer and begin constructing a recreational trail in the rail corridor in the summer of 2018. The schedule was presented in an informational meeting at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Monday evening. The meeting was hosted by Rich Shapiro, a village trustee, and Ed Randig, a code-enforcement officer for the town of Harrietstown, which includes the village. “We’re not here to debate the rail versus trail. That decision has been made,” Shapiro said at the outset of the public meeting, >>More