State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails… 

The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge.. Both State Agencies late last year held several community forums to hear from stakeholders and from the public as to their vision for the corridor and they had originally expected to announce their findings as early as January.. The current proposals appear to be somewhat of a compromise…

K&J – 071014 – DEC DOT to Open Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

Following further public input, It appears the DOT and the DEC may move towards an amendment to the Unit Management Plan that would allow for the conversion of the rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake into a year round recreational trail while continuing to maintain the rail corridor beyond Tupper Lake to the South for Trains..

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