About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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  1. Boreas says

    Hope I live long enough to use the bike trail section. Although I suppose walking or mountain biking sections of it in the meantime may be a possibility. Hopefully the bridges will stay in place for the time being.

    Seems odd to push the rail section first with COVID raging and social distancing being encouraged. But I suppose it is the easiest and cheapest plan.

  2. Ben says

    Has any explanation been provided by those in charge of the project as to why the rail portion has been given priority over the recreational part of the trail? Completion of the recreational trail in 2024 (if then!) seems foolish in the age of a pandemic. More information is needed from those responsible for this project.

  3. Bill Keller says

    Want to see a tourist train in action?s Come to Warren County and see the waste of millions of tax dollars spent on train track refurbishing, train stations,ice cream caboose moved from North River to Thurman never to open. And now it’s rinse and repeat.

  4. Caytelynne says

    Hi everybody, my name is Caytelynne. They call me Cayti for short. Anyway, I’m totally blind and I use a cane or dog when walking. A trail would be easy to follow for a blind person like me who has no vision at all, not even light perception. Braille on signs would be great as well. I obviously don’t drive so I get around by Uber, etc. I like those raised bumps on sidewalks and intersections, they really help me because I can’t see at all and I depend on my ears more. My dog is really good with helping me avoid obstacles. Bye, Caytelynne.

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