Updates from the Trail

Dear Supporters of the Adirondack Rail Trail,

We hope this message finds you in great spirits as we bring you some fantastic updates on the progress of our beloved trail. Your unwavering support and enthusiasm have been instrumental in making this dream a reality, and we are thrilled to share the latest developments with you.

The Adirondack Rail Trail Association recently had a highly positive and productive meeting with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Rails to Trails Conservancy along the trail. Although further details are yet to be disclosed, it seems to be a promising development for the trail's future. Stay tuned for more updates! The photograph included in this post notes what the trail by the Saranac Lake Depot will look like once construction is complete, with green space separating a parking lot and the trail. 

Phase 1 Update:
We are pleased to announce that phase 1 of construction, stretching between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, completed this fall. The trail in this section is shaping beautiful.

Phase 2 Update:
Great news! Construction on phase 2, which links Saranac Lake and Floodwood, is progressing at an impressive pace. With most of the work set to be completed by the end of this year, we are eagerly anticipating the next steps. However, we are yet to receive updates on the official opening date for this section. Rest assured, as soon as we have this information, we will share it with you, our dedicated supporters.

Phase 3 Access:
We are thrilled to inform you that even before the full completion of phase 2, you can already access phase 3 of the trail between Floodwood and Tupper Lake this summer. While this section remains unimproved for now, it provides an exciting opportunity for trail users to experience a taste of what's to come. We kindly remind all users to exercise caution during this unimproved phase.

Temporary Access Adjustments:
Please be aware that accessing the trail between Tupper Lake and the Floodwood section may present some challenges. Our dedicated workers are currently preparing to pave the trail's parking lot, and for safety reasons, certain areas have been fenced off to protect the surface in advance of paving. We appreciate your understanding during this phase, and we assure you that it will lead to improved access and enhanced experiences in the future.

How You Can Help:
As always, your support means the world to us. If you're interested in getting involved or contributing to the progress of the Adirondack Rail Trail, we welcome you to reach out to us. Whether you want to volunteer, donate, or simply share your passion for the trail, every contribution helps us move forward.

Feel free to contact me, Brian Woods, the Executive Director of the Adirondack Rail Trail Association, at brianw@adirondackrailtrail.org, to discuss how you can play a role in making this trail an unforgettable experience for all.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support. Together, we are creating a legacy that will be cherished for generations to come. We look forward to sharing more updates as our progress continues to unfold.





The Direction for this Trail is FORWARD !!!! Keep after NYS to finish ahead of schedule ! Looking Good !

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