Part of the construction of the new wheelchair access path to the Town Beach
It was last winter when a news report about wheel chair bound soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq -- who were given the chance to learn how to ski -- caught the attention of then Town Supervisor candidate Mike Marnell.
Mike, a former vet himself, was impressed with how the ski resort provided access to the soldiers -- who used modified skis -- to hit the slopes and enjoy themselves. And that got him thinking: what about Schroon Lake providing access to those brave young men to our world famous Town Beach, now only accessible by either walking down the hilly, lush lawn, or navigating several hundred steps.
“We have this beautiful beach here, but if you are in a wheel chair or have trouble walking you can’t get to it,” Mike told Schroon Laker today. So when Mike was elected to Town Supervisor, he’d already drawn up plans in his head that he hoped would one day allow handicapped folks -- particularly war veterans -- access to our beach.