Max Moore Memorial Treehouse Groundbreaking

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00

National Trails Day - Saturday June 6, 2015

Join us at the Saranac Streeet Bridge on Pine Street at 10 AM for our National Trails Day events:

  • Max Moore Memorial Treehouse -- the universally accessible treehouse is taking shape. Visit the site and see the progress.
  • Saranac River Trail Phase 2 -- Kevin Farrington (City Engineer) leads a brief walk to the site of the new Saranac River bridge (for non-motorized use) and the new safe streets to Stafford Middle School connector
  • Cleanup -- help get the Trail ready for another season of heavy use
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00

Friends of Old Stone Barracks Heritage Trail Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Feb 19th at 3pm in the meeting room at the Town of Plattsburgh offices.   John Krueger and Julie Dowd will be presenting their research on content for the signage and Ron Nolland will be presenting Aaron Ovios’ engineered site proposal. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 15:00

Saranac River Trail Greenway Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 15:30

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Meeting

Public Advisory Committe meeting (open)

Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 13:00

Lake Champlain Bikeways

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:00

Minutes of Friends of Saranac River Trail Meeting, Dec. 4, 2014

Friends of the Saranac River Trail

Meeting Summary

December 4, 2014   4:00 PM

City Hall, Community Room

Ashley Cousens, Secretary 

Press-Republican Article

Nice article about us in the Press-Republican. Read it here.

And join us in the Community Room on December 4, 2014 (Thursday) for our Fall Meeting.

Friends of Saranac River Trail, Inc. Fall Meeting

WHAT: Friends of Saranac River Trail, Inc. Fall Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4 PM

WHERE: Community Room, Plattsburgh City Hall

WHO: Open to the public


  • Talks, Treks, and Tasks — Introducing our 2015 event program
  • Update on Phase 2 of Saranac River Trail
  • Update Max Moore Memorial Treehouse 
  • Volunteer options!

Friends of the Saranac River Trail is a grass-roots group formed to develop and promote the tourist, recreational, commercial, historical, and natural opportunities of the Saranac River Trail by providing public information; coordinating volunteer opportunities; developing and purchasing trail amenities such as signs, benches, and the universally accessible Max Moore Memorial Treehouse

Friends of Saranac River Trail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the State of New York and registered with the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau. 

SUMMARY: Now that the Friends of Saranac River Trail is a full-fledged nonprofit organization, this meeting lets us get together to discuss and refine our plans for 2015. As the winds blow and the snow falls, we can take the time to plan events that will help even more people enjoy more events on the Trail when the snow melts next Spring. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 16:00

September 2014

Saranac River Trail is featured at Stretch Your Summer On the Waterfront at Plattsburgh City Beach on September 6, 2014. The Saranac River Trail is now 3, so come help us celebrate. That's three trail projects completed and in the works.

Saranac River Trail (SRT)

The original Saranac River Trail runs for 1.5 miles through the City of Plattsburgh. As outlined in the feasibility study from 2006, it's a three-way partnership among the City of Plattsburgh, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, and a citizens advisory committee. We also planned to extend the Trail both in the City and up the Saranac River, and now that's happening. The Trail has been open for business (if your business is walking, biking, blading, or sitting to watch the river) for a couple of years now. The citizens advisory committee has morphed into an official non-profit corporation chartered by the State of New York and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Meanwhile, the City, its consultants, and its engineers have been working diligently on plans for the next phase.

Saranac River Trail Phase 2 (SRT2)

The NYS Department of Transportation announced the funding of SRT2 for $1.6 million at the beginning of 2014. Engineering is under way now with construction beginning in the fall of 2015 and being completed in 2016. Citizen input is welcomed and solicited. Watch the media and/or subscribe to our news updates on for news of public meetings. When completed, SRT will run for about three miles from George Angell Drive (behind the high school), across the campus, along Pine Street, and across the Saranac Street Bridge to a new pedestrian/bicycling bridge to the foot of Durkee Street and downtown Plattsburgh. A spur off Pine Street will provide a safe connection to Stafford Middle School.

Saranac River Trail Greenway (SRTG)

Meanwhile, plans are underway to extent the Saranac River Trail into the Town of Plattsburgh and further up the Saranac River. Planning has been funded through New York State.


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