I have had so much interest in this series I thought I would encourage people to submit what trail they think should be built. Let's keep this conversation going and, if you would like, share a trail in the Saranac Lake area that you think might be appropriate for one or more outdoor recreation uses. Once I have completed posting my ten trails (and an additional blog post or two wrapping up my thoughts on the topic) I will start posting trails submitted that I think are appropriate. You can make your submissions by send them to me HERE. Let me hear from you.
Trail #5 - Saranac Lake to Moose Pond
This trail would be four miles of new trail linking up to my trail described in trail #2 to make a five and a half mile trail to the Moose Pond Road or a five an a half mile trail to route 3. When linked with my trail #3 it would provide a ten mile route from the Mckenzie Pond Road to the Moose Pond Road (or route 3.) If the trail proposed by the Village of Saranac Lake Draft Bicycle + Pedestrian Trail Master Plan from the top of Baker Mountain to the Waste Water Treatment Plant is built it would add another link to this trail system.
5. Saranac River/ Moose Pond
From the Waste Water Treatment Plant to Moose Pond.
Easy - This would be gentle terrain
5 1/2 miles
This would be an all new trail through the McKenzie Wilderness . It should be made accessible by all but snowmobiles. (would need regulatory change to get bicycles)