Downtown Plattsburgh Jane's Walk

Friends of Saranac River Trail Announce:

Jane’s Walk: Plattsburgh

May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Meet in front of Plattsburgh City Hall


Admission is Free



Friends of Saranac River Trail will be holding its first-ever Jane’s Walk, a walking conversation to explore and celebrate Downtown Plattsburgh, on May 5, 2018, from at 10 a.m - 11:30 a.m. Rain/snow date -- June 2, 2018.

  The walk will stop at several downtown locations to discuss and appreciate the sometimes overlooked vitality of Plattsburgh’s city center. Among the stops:

    • Art: The new live/work studio being space set up by artists Walter Early and Logan Brody at the former Johnson’s Auto Glass Building at 4 Macdonough Street.
      You can get a sneak peak by visiting their websites, and 

    • Food: The recently renovated North Country Food Co-op at 25 Bridge Street, a community owned natural foods market. 

      Meet North Country Food Co-op member-owner Jeremiah Ward, who managed the co-op's renovation and expansion over a three year period. See how a slow, steady, incremental approach to improving the co-op not only helped our local food system, but started a movement to rehabilitate several other buildings on the block. 

      Become a member-owner and get a 3% discount on all of your purchases by signing up at the register. It only costs $10 and also gives you a say in how the co-op is run. Come to the Co-op's 44th annual meeting on Sunday May 6th at 5:30 pm at the Co-op to learn how it all works and get involved

    • Retail: DressCode Meet the Co-Owners of the family business DressCode. DressCode is a consignment shop that was once just idea and has flourished into a thriving business at the hands of north country local Julie Woodley. Julie has now passed down the business to her two daughters Jessica and Caitlyn LaPier who have come back home form the bustling NYC and sunny Australia.

      With degrees in both Mass Communication and Fashion Business Management it was clear taking over would be the perfect next step. These women strive to give locals a variety of name brands at a price they can afford. DressCode is the perfect solution for clothes you don't wear anymore. You can drop off your clothes Thursday- Sunday and get 40% of what your clothes sell for. We also offer to take the clothes we can't sell and donate them to local charities. So come stop by and give your clothes a second life.

Other downtown places we may visit on this or other walks:

    • Plattsburgh Shoe Hospital at 9 City Hall Place. Expert shoe repair since 1934 now with a thriving Internet/mail order repair business. See how a community-based small business adapts to the new world of the Internet. (May not be open during the walk, but look through the window and return on foot or online.)
    • Wayward Sound Studio, a recording space owned by Jamse Ward that has helped produce several projects for local musicians
    • Have you ever talked to one of the anglers standing in the Saranac River as it flows into Lake Champlain? Now is your chance. The Walk ends with a chat with one of the expert anglers. 

Is your favorite downtown Plattsburgh business missing? Keep in touch with us... We've got another walk with more downtown locations in the works for later in the summer! 

Jane’s Walks, open to the public, allow local groups of interested, ordinary citizens to get to know and share information about their neighborhoods. They celebrate the ideals of Jane Jacobs, a pioneering author and activist whose writing, including the influential “Death and Life of Great American Cities,” helped lead a renaissance in urban America, and an appreciation of lively, walkable, livable city environments.

The walk will be repeated on June 2, 2018 (National Trails Day), 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For more information about the Plattsburgh Jane’s Walk, contact Friends of Saranac River Trail at, on the web, or To find out more about Jane’s Walks nationally and internationally, go to