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Rails or trails? Agency seeks public input.

Adirondack Park Agency seeks public input on what to do with a 34 mile stretch of rail.

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 10:36 PM

OLD FORGE, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency held a public hearing in Old Forge Tuesday at View Arts Center.

The purpose of the meeting was to get the publics input on what to do with a 34 mile stretch of rail between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid.

Originally the plan was to remove the rails and replace them with trails.

However a lawsuit prevented that.

On the table now are 6 different options that range from doing nothing, to a combination of rails and trails.

The APA will hold another public hearing on Wednesday in Albany.

Officials hope to have a decision by this summer.

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