NYS to Enlarge Adirondack Park

The Adirondack State Park, the largest protected park in the nation, is protected by New York’s Constitution. It is to remain “forever wild” (that’s not as a place for Legislators to have their drunken parties, but as a protected area for place for wildlife and plant life).

Adirondack Map

New York State has:

agreed to buy almost 58,000 acres of timberland as well as conservation easements on another 73,000 acres in the central Adirondacks from the nonprofit group that bought the land last year from a lumber company.

Interesting. The Adirondack Park is already about as large as the state of Vermont. It is truly an exquisite area, even to drive through.

White Lake

Half of the Park is privately-owned, with a population of about 150,000. We haven’t explored the Park as much as we ought, only having seen Lake George, Fort Ticonderoga, Trenton Falls, Old Forge, and Hinckley Lake. We’re hoping to go camping and hiking up there sometime!

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I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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