Friends of Saranac River Trail in the Plattsburgh Holiday Parade

Join us on December 4 2015 as we participate in the Plattsburgh Holiday Parade. We'll have badges for you to wear to show your favorite Trail activity. (More activities and badges are in the works -- email with suggestions!

Meet in parking lot behind Redkay Hall on Court and Beekman Streets At 4 pm  

Register here


Plattsburgh Wastewater Treatment Plant tour: Sat Apr. 9,2016 - 1:00 PM

See how the WWTP helps keep the lake clean. Visit the plant and follow the path of through the process. Register here

No charge, but registration is necessary because space is limited. 

Tour requires walking and climbing stairs. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Public Feedback Online Forum

The City of Plattsburgh is looking to gather input regarding waterfront revitalization along Lake Champlain, related upland areas, and the Saranac River within the City of Plattsburgh.

The documents linked below provide an overview of the City’s waterfront area and subareas being addressed for this study – the North End, the Cumberland Ave-Wilcox Dock area, the Downtown-Dock Street area, and the Old Base area.  

Please take a few moments to look over the information and provide feedback through the survey linked here.  If you have any questions please contact the Office of Community Development at

There are five files available for download -- click Read More to download them.

This project is supported by funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

Saranac River Trail Phase II Draft Design Report

Funded under the Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) PIN 7805.88.

Talk: Making Geotourism Happen

Janet Kennedy, Executive Director of Lakes to Locks Passage (LTLP) will give a presentation and lead a discussion about moving from the concept of geotourism to the reality. She’ll cover what it means, and how to do it. Then, she’ll be joined by LTLP Board Member Andrew Sajor (and members of the audience) in a work session to explore how an experience in Plattsburgh and along the Saranac River Trail can become a LTL PassagePort. By the end of the session, we may be well on our way!

The event is free but register here to help us plan.

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Photo Trek II

Great Photo Trek today let by Ron Nolland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Penelope Clue


Jeff Olson Talk: Trails Today

Olson October 9, 2015, Plattsburgh Community Room 11 AM Slide 1
Olson October 9, 2015, Plattsburgh Community Room 11 AM Slide 2
Olson October 9, 2015, Plattsburgh Community Room 11 AM Slide 3
Olson October 9, 2015, Plattsburgh Community Room 11 AM Slide 4

Friday, October 9, 2015, 11 AM Plattsburgh City Hall Community Room. Admission is free.

Here's a teaser of the first few slides of Jeff's presentation -- there's a lot more on Friday (click slides for larger image). See you there.

For more info, visit Jeff's website at

Talk: Jeff Olson talks about Trails Today

Jeff Olson, principal at Alta Planning + Design will talk about trails today. Jeff developed the Saranac River Trail feasibility study (back in 2006!) and is now working on the Greenway Extension Feasibility Study. He'll talk and take questions about trails today -- not just our Saranac River Trail, but also trail and bike sharing projects elsewhere.


Kick off the Columbus Day weekend with Jeff. Bring your questions, and feel free to bring a sandwich for the lunchtime gathering at 11 AM on Friday, October 9, 2015 in the Community Room at City Hall.


Jeff Olson is an architect, planner, and author who has been involved in greenways, open space, active living, and alternative mobility projects for more than 25 years. He has had a diverse career with national, international, and local experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. This experience was recognized in 2014 by the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His unique vision and leadership ability are important assets to projects ranging from regional planning to site-specific projects and programs. Jeff teaches America’s first university course in bicycle and pedestrian planning, and is Co-Director of the UAlbany Initiative for Healthy Infrastructure, which creates model plans connecting public works with public health. He is a frequent inspirational speaker at conferences, public meetings and other events.

Saranac River Trail: Phase 2 Public Meeting

Draft design report to be discussed at public meeting 5 PM Thursday, September 17, 2015. City Council Chambers followed by informal discussion in Community Room.

Photo Trek II - October 10, 2015, 10AM

Here's a photo by Don Craig from the first Photo Trek. Join us on October 10, 2015 at 10 AM for Photo Trek II. Meet at Saranac Street Bridge and Pine Street. We'll focus on fall foliage and tripods -- get yours out of the closet (we'll have some extras for you to experiment with).


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