by Leachim Remraf
MASSAWEPIE, NY—Citing timely and implicit organization and planning for development of the Remsen–Lake Placid Railroad Corridor, representatives from ARTA (Adirondack Rail Trails ANALysis) announced on April 1, its plans for RATRACE (RAil TRail Activity CEnters) to be built in the corridor between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid.
Situated in the backcountry, the centers will be relatively modest structures placed to provide comfort and convenience services for the anticipated 400,000–1.6 million visitors using the rail trail annually.
ARTA officials say they expect the cost of each center to be $1.4–$1.7 million, which they believe will be readily and gladly paid by the municipalities along the way. Continue reading