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 sending them to me HERE. Let me hear from you.
Trail #7 - Fowler's Crossing Trail Network
This wonderful network of trails right on the edge of the village has wonderful potential. There could be an argument made that it is greater here for cross-country skiing than at Dewey Mountain because the gentle terrain is an ideal location for novice skiers. It is also a great spot for mountain biking. There is additional potential for another trail network across the railroad tracks on the northeast side. If you combine a rail-side trail to Ray Brook linking up to the Scarface Mountain trail you now have a connection to trails #1 and 4 of my series. What opportunity right at our doorstep!
7. Fowler’s Crossing Trails (Turtle Pond )
From the parking lot by the railroad tracks on route 86 this is a network of trails between Turtle Pond and Oseetah Lake. There are trails on both sides route 86.
Easy - perfect for novices of all kinds
~2 miles on the west side of the tracks
~2 miles on the east side of the tracks
~1.75 mile spur to the Scarface Mt trail.
This network exists. It just needs to be formalized. It could be a multi-purposed year around trail although probably would not be of interest to snowmobiles due to its short length. This would include a new spur to intersect with the Scarface Mt. trail.