Adirondack Rail Trail to be Completed by 2019
On May 17, Governor Cuomo formally announced that New York State would spend $8 million to remove the rails along a 34-mile stretch of railroad corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. According to the Governor, the removal of the rails will begin in November, with an expected completion timeline of three years.
The Governor's announcement comes after years of campaigning by advocates including the Adirondack Rail Trail Advocates (ARTA) and Parks & Trails New York and organizing among local communities in support of repurposing a 119-mile underutilized rail corridor between Lake Placid and Remsen as a multi-use trail. While Governor Cuomo's announcement falls short of transitioning the entire corridor into a multi-use trail, it will nonetheless give trail users an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the Adirondacks, one of the nation’s favorite outdoor landscapes. With a generally flat profile, the trail will be a great venue for biking and cross-country skiing and connections to Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, two well-known outdoor resort villages, will ensure all season use.
In just over three years, we’ll have another fantastic trail that showcases New York great outdoors - to enjoy with all of you!