Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's time for an Adirondack rail-trail (NOT!!!)

I respectfully disagree with this editorial.  The author makes valid point about the convenience of a year-round trail bisecting the Adirondack's. What the editorial doesn't consider is the rich-history of the Mohawk & Malone Railroad.  There is no mention of  The Adirondack's already having multiple trails for X-Country Skiing, biking and snowmobiling.  One of the most important factors is the fact that this railroad is intact and in fact operating.  Never, ever dismantle a working railroad.  Always choose a rail-bed that has had it's rails removed.  We should never at this point in time consider abandoning a working railroad with the intention of creating yet another rec-trail...

It's time for an Adirondack rail-trail