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Volunteers will clear new trail

December 28, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Saranac Lake's mayor and trustees are organizing volunteers to clear the new Hoyt-Rabideau recreational trail that connects Mount Pisgah Ski Center to Old Lake Colby Road.

The trail work is scheduled to begin at noon Sunday with volunteers meeting on Cedar Ridge Drive.

Village board members and volunteers will remove downed trees and branches and install permanent trail markers along the seven-tenths-of a-mile route.

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Saranac Lake Trustee Barbara Rice, left, Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustee Paul Van Cott are seeking volunteers to help clear a new recreational trail this Sunday.
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Mayor Clyde Rabideau will provide volunteers with chili and beer at his nearby house following the trail work session.

"It's interesting to note that on Sunday we will be installing our first bilingual signs, as each trail marker has the French word 'Sentier' along with its English counterpart, 'Trail,'" Rabideau said in a press release.

Trustee Paul Van Cott said he's eager to get to work on the trail.

"Clyde and I helped out over at Dewey this fall," he said. "All of the volunteers working there and at Pisgah on the ski and mountain-biking trails are inspiring. Every foot of trail adds to Saranac Lake as a great place to live and visit."

The village hopes to eventually link Mount Pisgah, where a new system of cross-country ski trails was built this year, with Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, as well as other parts of the community, using trail easements granted by private and public landowners.

Anyone interested in volunteering Sunday is asked to contact Rabideau by e-mail at, or via his Mayor Clyde Rabideau page on Facebook.



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