PLATTSBURGH — Friends of Saranac River Trail will hold its first-ever Jane’s Walk, a walking conversation to explore and celebrate downtown Plattsburgh, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5.

The walk will stop at several downtown locations to discuss and appreciate the sometimes-overlooked vitality of Plattsburgh’s city center, a press release from the organization said.

Among the stops will be:

• The new live/work studio space being set up by artists Walter Early and Logan Brody at the former Johnson’s Auto Glass Building at 4 Macdonough St.

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

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

Jane’s Walks 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 release said.

The walk will be repeated from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, which is National Trails Day.

For more information about the Plattsburgh Jane’s Walk, contact Friends of Saranac River Trail at, check out or

To find out more about Jane’s Walks nationally and internationally, go to


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