The Adirondack Park Agency will decide if the proposed final Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP conforms to the State Land Master Plan. The State is planning to tear up part of the historic Adirondack Railroad line between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid for a multi-use trail.
The Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor is a State-owned historic railroad corridor, with its rails extending 119 miles through the Adirondack region. The two termini of the Corridor are the Village of Lake Placid in Essex County, and the Village of Remsen in Oneida County. Other notable villages and hamlets along the corridor include Ray Brook, Saranac Lake, Lake Clear, Tupper Lake, Beaver River, Big Moose and Old Forge.
This 2020 Unit Management Plan Amendment/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the 1996 UMP/EIS would establish rail-and-trail and trail-only segments within the Corridor.
The rails are expected to be retained Remsen to Tupper Lake, and the tracks removed from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid.
The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14th, 2020. In accordance with New York State’s ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, this month’s meeting will be conducted remotely via live Webex.
What follows is the agenda issued by the APA:
On Thursday at 1 pm, the Full Agency will convene for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report.
At 1:15 pm, the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approval for a request from the Town of Minerva, Essex County to treat Minerva Lake with a herbicide for the management of Eurasian watermilfoil. No more than 8.7 gallons of ProcellCOR EC would be applied over 41 acres of Minerva Lake between late-May and mid-June 2020.
At 2 pm, the State Land Committee will come to order to determine if the proposed final Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan conforms to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.
At 2:45 pm, the Full Agency will convene to take any necessary actions and hear member and Local Government Review Board comment.
Meeting materials are available for download from the APA’s website. The live meeting can be found here. A call-in option is also available, dial in to (518) 549-0500 and use access code 613 297 758.
Photo: Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Building in Ray Brook.