FRESH TRACKS AT CRAIG WOOD
Despite uncooperative weather during the last month of construction, the new jump trail at Craig Wood is NEARLY there. Backslope Trail Builders and BETA staff and volunteers have been digging, building and perfecting a buttery smooth, big-bermed addition to the Lake Placid trail system. We're anticipating a mid-August opening to the public and we invite you to check it out with us on Saturday, August 12th when BETA will offer a schedule of group rides on the new trail throughout the day. Details to come.
Please remember that the trail remains closed while construction is in progress.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who've had a hand in helping with what is sure to be a new favorite for many, and thank you Backslope Trail Builders for your vision, expertise and commitment to building a trail that inspires even a self-proclaimed climb-hater to pedal up for just one more lap.
Following a nearly 4 year delay in trail development at the Fowler's Crossing system in Saranac Lake, we are finally back on track to add new singletrack to the network. With persistent planning and advocacy efforts by BETA, NYSDEC has approved our work planfor building approximately 1.25 miles of new mountain bike and foot trail on a parcel of Forest Preserve directly adjacent to the new Adirondack Rail Trail and Route 86 on the edge of the village. The new trail will be consistent with others at Fowler's - friendly for novice riders but fun for anyone on foot or bike.
BETA will begin work on the trail in early August and we anticipate the project to be completed by early September. We're excited to partner with the Adirondack Mountain Club trail crew who will assist with trail construction, along with BETA volunteers (join our trail day on August 20!) This project is made possible by a grant from the North Elba LEAF programand grassroots donations.