"Adirondack Rail Trail Takes Another Step Closer To Reality"

"ALBANY — The transfer of a 34-mile section of a Adirondacks railbed from one state agency to another is being heralded as the start of a major phase to convert it into a recreational pathway.

The portion of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor — the future Adirondack Rail Trail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid — was transferred from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Environmental Conservation, marking the official start of a design and construction phase for development into a trail for hikers, bikers, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers.

Starting in October 2020, DOT worked to remove railroad pieces from the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid segment of the corridor, leading to last week’s transfer of jurisdiction. DEC will now manage of public safety and recreational activities, as well as maintenance, on the segment."

The Albany Times Union had the story March 12, 2022.

Source: Albany Times Union, 03/15/2022