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All of these issues that they seek to now have clarified were thoroughly argued, litigated, and explored in the administrative proceedings.

State reopens dispute over old road, part of Jackrabbit trail

On Friday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation filed court documents reopening a dispute involving an old road that runs between Lake Placid and Keene.

The controversial case involves a section of the route which is now used as part of the Jackrabbit ski trail.

Green groups say the outcome of the dispute will set a precedent for how road-closures are handled throughout the Adirondack Park.

But as Chris Morris reports, snowmobile activists and town leaders say the case has already been settled.  Go to full article
Skiing toward the drop.  (Photo: Phil Brown)
Skiing toward the drop. (Photo: Phil Brown)

Heard Up North: Taking the plunge on the Jackrabbit ski trail

Brian Mann sends a quick audio snapshot from one of the funnest plummets on the Jackrabbit ski trail.  Go to full article
Photo: Tracy Santagate
Photo: Tracy Santagate

Fire destroys most of Jackrabbit Inn

Investigators were on scene yesterday trying to determine what sparked a fire that destroyed most of the Jackrabbit Inn outside Lake Placid Sunday night. Firefighters from more than a half-dozen departments were called to the motel, on State Route 73, after a passing motorist saw smoke coming from the building. As Chris Knight reports, the blaze also consumed the motel owner's home.  Go to full article

Skiing the Jackrabbit on a Sticky Snow Day

One of the most popular ski trails in the Adirondacks runs through the McKenzie Mt. Wilderness between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. It's a stretch of the Jackrabbit trail that you can do on a long lunch break, if conditions are right. Brian Mann made the trip recently and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Jackrabbit Ski Trail Ruling Could Open Route to Snowmobiles

A judge in Essex county says a popular ski trail between Lake Placid and Keene is still a town road. The ruling, issued late last week, was a victory for snowmobile enthusiasts who hope to share the Jackrabbit trail. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

APA Studies Scenic Impact of Proposed Subdivision

A developer hopes to build an eight-home subdivision on the outskirts of Lake Placid. The land sits on the edge of a wilderness area and straddles part of the popular Jackrabbit Ski Trail. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack Park Agency wants to study the project's impact on scenic views in the area.  Go to full article

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