Mountain Lake Journal - December 27, 2013 We take a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad tourist train along a controversial 120-mile corridor through the heart of the Adirondacks. en-us <function copyright at 0x5855ed8> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:56:48 GMT Adirondack Scenic Railroad tourist train
I think the proponents of a train running from Utica right to Lake Placid have the right idea, and that this would be very attractive to New Yorkers and foreign tourists alike. To say that the train has been given a fair chance to prove itself does not seem correct, and I think the line should be opened all the way to Lake Placid in order to understand if it’s viable or not.

As far as locals using the trails for commuting between towns or for recreation, again I think summer trails in low-lying areas offer only limited attractions, and I doubt, for example, that someone would be willing to spray themselves with mosquito goop every morning in order to ride the trail during the calm periods of the day when the bugs are at their worst. Also, when days are short in the spring and fall, few people will want to venture onto a narrow, unlit trail unprotected from wildlife of both the six and four-legged kind.
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