Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau recognizes Volunteers and Organizations for their work on the Trail Systems at Mt Pisgah. Saranac Lake is currently linking the Mt.Pisgah trail system with other parts of the village through private easements and advocating interconnection through an update of the state’s Saranac Lake Wild Forest “Unit Management Plan.” Charlie Martin is Mt Pisgah’s General Manger. He says there’s more to come..
Lee Waltrath is one of the Members of the Barkeater Trails Alliance.. He says this past year, the Alliance spent an awful lot of time at Dewey in Saranac Lake and also in Lake Placid at Craig Wood along with Wilmington on the Hardy Road – Beaver Brook Trails..
The ultimate goal of the trail system is for the village to connect with both areas and other interconnects throughout the region and for residents in the community to be able to go from their home to any of these trail networks. and for it’s efforts, the Village now holds the “Destination Product Award” from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.. During Monday’s meeting, Martin says this couldn’t have happened without the help of all of the volunteers..
The First organization to be recognized is Friends of Mt Pisgah. Wayne Feinberg is President of the organization.. He says there’s a private / public partnership with the Friends of Mt Pisgah and the Village with both working to expand the use of the facility for all of the youth and the community..
Mayor Rabideau also recognizes the Barkeater Trail Alliance at Monday’s meeting who carved almost two miles of bike and ski trails on the south woods of Mt Pisgah.. In addition, A group of BOCES students spent the Summer opening the Northwest Woods..