About Stephen Leon

Stephen Leon, a freelancer based in Albany, covers various issues for Adirondack Explorer. Previously, he was editor and publisher of the Albany alternative newsweekly Metroland. He can be reached at stephenleon7@gmail.com.

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  1. Jp Martin says

    I agree. The trail also elevates the property values near the trail, as with the lovely Zimm Smith trail or the Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Path.

  2. Russell N Nelson says

    I don’t believe that this photo of the Tahawus branch is recent. The tracks were completely refurbished all the way up to Sanford Lake and were in use by trains until a few years ago. Remember the big brough-haha about storing emptied and cleaned tank cars up in the Tahawus yard? They would have run over these plants and cut them all off.

    If trains won’t be running on these rails, let the railbikes use the entire branch. It’s amazing how much fun they are!

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