Downtown Walk: Saturday, June 2, 2018 10-11:30 AM (FREE)

Meet in front of City Hall on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10 AM for our Downtown Walk in honor of National Trails Day.

The walk will end back there by 11:30 AM


We'll explore what's happening on Bridge Street. There's more than you may think in Plattsburgh's downtown! We'll stop in at some of these businesses and chat with the owners about downtown life. 


The Downtown Walk is sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail. Find out more at or The Downtown Walk is free. (This walk was first held on May 5, 2018. New walks are listed in below. Downtown Walk 2 will be held in late summer/early fall. Watch our website and Facebook page for details.)


The Downtown Walk is part of the global festival of Jane’s Walks. 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. They are open to the public, allowing local groups of interested, ordinary citizens to get to know and share information about their neighborhoods. 


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


Here are some of the places we'll point out along the Downtown Walk route.


Art The new live/work studio living 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.


Retail DressCode Meet the Co-Owners of the family business DressCode. DressCode is a consignment shop that was once just an 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 from 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.


Music Wayward Sound Studio, a recording space owned by Jamse Ward has helped produce several projects for local musicians.


Shoe Repair 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.


And Coming Later in the Summer….


Natural History of Trees Join Professor Burgess as he guides us through the natural history of trees along the Saranac River Trail and the roles they have played in the community and its history.


Saturday, June 9, 2018 10-11:30 AM. Meet at the Saranac River Trail information kiosk on George Angell Drive (behind Plattsburgh High School)


Photo Trek: Peace Point Park Join photographers Penelope Clute and Ron Nolland as they lead a trek to this spot on the waterfront next to the marina that combines lake-front views, boat launches, wild grasses, and wildlife. Bring your camera or camera-equipped device


Saturday, June 23, 2018 10-11:30 AM. Meet at Peace Point Park at the mouth of the Saranac River next to the marina.


Invasive Species along the Trail What better way to recognize New York State’sInvasive Species Awareness Week than to join a member of the Adirondack Invasive Plant Program to learn more about the unwelcome visitors to our area.


Saturday, July 14, 2018 10-11:30 AM. Meet behind Memorial Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.


Plattsburgh Water Pollution Control Plant One participant said he never understood how the City functioned until he went through the Plant; another said it was like walking through a chemistry set. If you care about the Lake and our other natural resources, understand how you can help to preserve them and how the Plant is a key component of our stewardship. See a preview at Trek involves some stair-climbing. Please wear sturdy shoes.