What follows is a guest commentary by Dick Beamish, a founding board member of Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA), which wants to convert much of the historic railroad corridor through the Adirondacks into a multi-use rail trail:
Words of wisdom can be found in the latest issue of the Conservationist magazine, published bimonthly by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. In his introductory letter to readers, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens makes the following comments that have special application to the proposed Adirondack Rail Trail that would run 90 miles between Old Forge and Lake Placid. Following the Commissioner’s comments are observations of our own. » Continue Reading.