The Station parcel is the area immediately
around the Station. It includes the land on which the station is situated,
the Station Park and the tennis courts on the "other side of the
tracks". The gravel road from the Station to McKinley Ave is the
Adirondack Terrace, the historical railroad right of way. Continuing
south another 300 ft along the Terrace will get you to the Sacandaga
golf course club house. Another road, to the east of the station, leads
to Rt152. It is the entry road to the historical Midway and now is part
of Park Marine Base. Many of the giant white pines that once stood there
in the picnic grove, have been cut down and were replaced by a pole
barn used for boat storage - an unfortunate change of scenery. The old
dance hall, slightly farther north-east from the pole barn, has seen
better days but may still be salvageable. The road to the east of the
the Station Park is called Park Avenue; it is part of the Circle Road.
Although it is owned by the Station project developer it should be adopted
by the Town of Northampton - together with several other FJ&G leftover
roads such as Roosevelt Terrace. To the west of the Station Park is
an empty lot that once was occupied by the famous Adirondack Inn. The
annex to the Inn is still there; it is now used as an apartment. The
tennis courts are of relatively recent vintage (1970's). They were part
of a plan to create a tennis club and resort around the Adirondack Inn.
It is now used by the Sacandaga Tennis
The Station parcel has been subdivided
into five cottage lots. Three of these lots face the Circle (Park Avenue);
the other two continue the existing row of cottages along McKinley Avenue.
Ample space was added on the south side of the Station to protect its
setting, including the most beautiful mature trees. A split-rail fence
now separates the Station setting from the new residential lots. A pedestrian
trail leads along the fence from the Circle to the Station and the Terrace.
Space is set aside for a small playground. A garden and sitting
area will be created on the east side of the Station once the issue
of access to the RT152 tunnel is resolved.