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Remove the tracks ... it works

November 15, 2010
Lake Placid News
To the editor:

Hi everyone, from an old Adirondacker. I suggest that the tracks be removed and the railroad bed be converted to a bike trail. When I was in the Navy, I rode the train from Utica to Saranac Lake. The service was so bad and undependable, it is a wonder that the line ran as long as it did. I live in Pennsylvania near the 62-mile Pine Creek Bike Trail through the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. This trail is enormously popular and is a converted rail bed from a railroad that ended in the early ’60s.

There are so many user possibilities for an Adirondack bike trail. For example: dual bike and horse trail in the summer and dual snow machine and cross-country ski in the winter. So many little towns for access. A jewel waiting to be discovered.

Jude Richardson

Cogan Station, Pa.


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