Sorry I haven't followed up on my ten trails blog posts but other commitments have kept me from wrapping this series up. I hope to make a few more entries on the topic before things are complete. (At least for the time being.) For tonight I provide you with a map that includes all ten trails plus one major addition (provided by the Village of Saranac Lake Draft Bicycle + Pedestrian Trail Master Plan) and a number of minor additions The major addition is a trail from the Forest Home Road to Lake Colby. Although I have never traveled it, my understanding is that it exists and is used by mountain bikers and others. I propose extending it on the north side of the Forest Home Road to where it could link up with my proposed Lower Saranac Lake trail. Minor additions include:
- A couple of spurs along the Saranac River near the upper locks that connect the Lower Lake to Middle Saranac. This route is an old snowmoble trail and could by used by snowmobles and x-c skiers to traverse both lakes in the winter. I've skied it many times.
- A number of connecting spurs along the railroad tracks in and near the village that link all the trails together.
The linking of these trails would allow people to leave from their doorstep (home or motel) and travel nearly 100 miles. Imagine if every village in the Adirondack Park developed a similar trail network. We would become the trail mecca of North America.