The primary purpose of the Lake Placid to Tupper Lake Trail Development Plan is to evaluate the 34-mile rail corridor between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake as a first step in what can be a 90-mile recreational trail connecting Lake Placid and Old Forge. A secondary purpose is to provide alternatives for the planned adjacent trail between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, in the event this parallel path proves to be not feasible, not permitted or too expensive. In addition, the utilization of a railroad spur from the Tupper Lake railroad station to the central business district of Tupper Lake will be evaluated.

This study produced by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy investigates the opportunities and constraints affecting the proposed trail alignment and makes recommendations for proceeding with the next phases of implementation.

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Published on 07/01/12

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Collection: Trail Projects

Type: Plan

State: New York

Tags: Plan, Design