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Rail-trail debate (news)

Adirondack rail trail takes another step closer to reality

ALBANY (AP) — A planned rail trail on an abandoned train line in the Adirondacks is moving ahead. Recently the state Department of Transportation completed the removal of rail infrastructure on a 34-mile section of the trail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid and transferred the property ...

What do those signs on the rail trail mean?

SARANAC LAKE — The signs on the rail trail say “no pedestrians or bicycles,” and though the state contractor who put them up wants people to stay off the corridor for now, the company is not planning to enforce the ban. National Salvage — the company the state Department of ...

State grinds railroad ties in Lake Clear

LAKE CLEAR — The state is grinding up around 40,000 rail ties in Lake Clear this week to make way for the new Adirondack Rail Trail. The tie grinding has some nearby residents concerned; others aren’t concerned at all. The state Department of Transportation has a contract with National ...

What’s that smell?

TUPPER LAKE — There’s a smell in the Washington Street area of the Junction that’s been irritating some people living in the neighborhood. It’s coming from piles of ground-up railroad ties the state has left behind as it continues construction of a new rail trail between Tupper Lake ...

Dammed pond dries out after state removes beaver dam

SARANAC LAKE — When the state removed train tracks for its rail trail project earlier this month it also removed a beaver dam that was creating a pond near where McKenzie Brook flows into Lake Flower. Locals in the neighborhood who frequently walk along the tracks were shocked and upset. ...