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Rails-to-trails interpretation opportunity

March 7, 2012
By Mike Storey

I like the idea of converting the Adirondack railroad to an all-season recreational trail. During non-snow times of the year, it would also afford the great opportunity to be a first-class interpretive trail for the Adirondacks. We already have a linear canoe trail, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, with its interpretive map guides and information kiosks at communities along the route, from Old Forge to Lake Champlain. It has been a great success. A linear recreational trail that roughly parallels that route would hold an even greater potential to tie together the Adirondack story for hikers and bicyclers.



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