The first phase would include converting the rail line between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake including access trails from Fish Creek and Rollins to the trail. This would provide both hiking and biking
If you have ever camped at Rollins or been in the Floodwood area, you would have seen the old lines. They past by running north/south along the western shore of Rollins Pond and Floodwood Pond
Please visit the Adirondack Recreation Trail Assocation website for more info.
Also see the Relevant and Questions and Answers PDF file.
You can also find
Letter from the Association:
Dear Recreational Trail Supporter:
First, many thanks for signing our register. Now we need your help in three ways:  ask your friends to sign up as well at http://www.TheARTA.org,  write an email message to one of our local newspapers (details below), and  consider becoming a trail Ambassador promoting the trail to friends and colleagues as we will describe later in this note.
We already have over 3550 people who
And send an email Letter to the Editor to one of the editors listed below. You may wish to stress or elaborate on points you feel are important. Letters should not exceed 300 words, and shorter is often better. If you have ever been biking or otherwise enjoying a rail-to-trail conversion, you might want to mention that experience.
who to send your letters to?
• Rich Rosentreter, Lake Placid News, email@example.com
• Lois Clermont, Editor, The Press Republican, firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com
• Dan McClelland, Editor, Tupper Lake Free Press - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our plan is to have those of you who are willing to help become local ambassadors for the trail by holding coffee klatches, neighborhood gatherings, and by talking to your friends, local organizations, and elected officials, all with the objective of getting more people to sign up.
If you are willing to help please reply to this message and we will send you materials and sign-up cards. The materials will let you answer some of the claims and myths being used to try and stop the movement towards a recreation trail. A version of those materials is attached in Acrobat (PDF) format. As an Ambassador you will receive this material as tri-fold handouts.
We hope many of you will volunteer. We will map your responses and reply with territories that either do not overlap or will introduce you to others in your area so you can coordinate efforts.
And we have other good news: we have signed a contract for the Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) to give us more accurate information on the first leg of the trail, from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake, including access spurs from the Fish Creek and Rollins Pond Camp Grounds and from central Tupper Lake. When
And finally, we have formed an alliance with Parks and Trails New York which lets people who want to help defray the cost of the $25,000 RTC study make tax-deductible contributions. Details are on our website, http://www.TheARTA.org.
Please help us get the message out: reply to info@TheARTA.org and we will get you everything you need to become a Trail Ambassador!
The ARTA Steering Committee
Saranac Lake: Dick Beamish, Lee Keet, Joe Mercurio / Lake Placid: Jim McCulley / Tupper Lake: Hope Frenette, Chris Keniston / Keene: Tony Goodwin / Beaver River: Scott Thompson