Multi Use Trail to be Constructed between Tupper Lake and Lake Placid
Albany, New York –The New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) today applauded the joint actions of the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and the Department of Transportation Commissioner Matt Driscoll, who approved the proposed amendment to the Travel Corridor UMP. This action will have a positive impact on the local economies in the Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and Lake Placid area by adding trails drawing more snowmobilers to the area.
“NYSSA was a participant in the 1996 UMP and has continuously advocated for conversion of the Railroad Corridor to a multi-use trail,’ said NYSSA Executive Director Dominic Jacangelo. “We are confident that the conversion of the corridor from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid will greatly expand recreational opportunities in the area that has been known for winter sports for decades.”
“On behalf of NYSSA and all its members, we thank the Governor and all those who made this possible.” said NYSSA President Rosanne Warner. “We look forward to the Tupper Lake and Lake Placid area becoming another important snowmobile destination in the state, and hope the funding identified by the state will result in a quickly constructed trail and support facilities.”
The creation of connections between the corridor and the neighboring communities will greatly influence the economic benefit the sport of snowmobiling brings to New York State, which based on a 2012 Economic Impact Study, is estimated to bring about $868 million in economic activity to the state. The UMP plan continues to encourage the use of the entire corridor for snowmobiling, and with these additions many more communities will share in the economic benefits of the sport.
The New York State Snowmobile Association (NYSSA) is the largest snowmobile association in the country working on behalf of the registered NY snowmobile owners, who contribute approximately $868 million to the New York economy, and the 230 snowmobile clubs to improve trails, facilities and services for participants, and defend snowmobilers against discriminatory legislation.