ARTA Leadership Team

ARTA Employees:

  • Executive Director: Position open
  • Bookkeeper: Sam Davies

ARTA Board of Directors:

  • President: John Brockway: Town of Harrietstown, Business Representative: owner of Charlie's Inn in Lake Clear
  • Treasurer: Lee Keet: Chair, Cloudsplitter Foundation 
  • Secretary: Rachel Karp: Executive Director, Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Dick Beamish: Founder of the Adirondack Explorer magazine
  • Matt Delaney: Town of North Elba, Business Representative
  • Jack Delehanty: Tupper Lake retired district attorney 
  • Rick Donah: Town Councilman, Town of Tupper Lake
  • Derek Doty: Town Supervisor & Rick Preston: Councilwoman, Town of North Elba* shared
  • Pete Edwards: Code Enforcement Officer, Village of Tupper Lake
  • Hope Frenette: a Tupper Lake businessperson (Schoolhouse Renovations)
  • Tony Goodwin: the author of many Adirondack Mountain Club guidebooks
  • Brian Greene: Aquatic invasive species specialist and former rail-trail coordinator
  • Brad Hathaway: DPW Superintendent at Village of Lake Placid
  • Chris Keniston: Town of Tupper Lake Business Representative: former NY State trooper
  • Jasen Lawrence: Director of Digital Strategy, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism
  • Jordanna Mallach: Town Supervisor & Jeff Denkenberger, Town Councilman, Town of Harrietstown* shared 
  • Jim McCulley: Lake Placid businessman
  • Joe Mercurio: a retired professor from Saranac Lake
  • Scott Thompson: Inn owner from Beaver River
  • Chrissie Wais: Town of Harrietstown, Business Representative: owner of the Belvedere Restaurant
  • Jimmy Williams: Mayor, Village of Saranac Lake

Community Advisory Group:

  • Carl Knoch: Trail specialist with the Rails-to-Trail Conservancy, retired
  • Doug Haney: Owner and founder of Bike Adirondacks and GreatRange
  • Maureen Peroza: Tupper Lake school teacher and advocate




Hello ARTA-
I represent the Lake Placid - North Elba Historical Society (LPNEHS) and had gone back and forth with Brian on some ART topics last summer. We are working with DEC, Open Space Institute (OSI) and Village of Lake Placid on conveying property to be used as the northern terminus of the ART on Station Street in Lake Placid.

The map produced does not show snowmobile trailer parking at the snowfields parking area on Old Military Road adjacent to the ART crossing there. There will not be trailer parking available at the trailhead on Station Street but it is available on Old Military Road. Future reprints of the map should include this feature for snowmobilers.

Please provide contact info for whoever is handling ARTA inquiries until a new Director is hired, I will continue to be the contact for the LPNEHS.

Peter Roland,, 518-637-6988

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