Boreas Ponds Bordering the High Peaks and Dix Mt. Wilderness Areas, this spectacular 22,000-acre property will someday soon be available to everyone for hiking, paddling, fishing, etc.
Essex Chain of Lakes With more than nine lakes and ponds, 14.7 miles of Hudson River shoreline, and 8.5 miles of Cedar River shoreline, this tract is sure to attract anglers, paddlers, and campers after it becomes public land.
Thousand-Acre Swamp This 1,250-acre Saratoga County tract provides habitat for moose and a host of other wildlife. The town of Edinburg is already planning for an accessible boardwalk for outdoor recreation/wildlife viewing in anticipation of state ownership.
OK Slip Falls One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Adirondack Park, OK Slip is part of a 2,800-acre property that will someday soon be made available to everyone for hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
Hudson River Gorge This tract includes about three miles of Hudson River shoreline along an exciting section of a whitewater route that draws more than 10,000 adventurers annually. A local guide told us he can’t wait for the state to purchase the land so the “Posted” signs can come down
Sugarloaf Mountain A section of the popular 120-mile Northville-Placid trail passes through this rugged tract, and rock climbers are eyeing the exposed cliffs on the eastern side in anticipation of new opportunities when the land becomes public.
Upper Hudson River State ownership will allow for new access and take-out points that will finally make this enticing stretch of the upper Hudson a viable option for paddlers to experience calmer waters than the class IIII/ IV rapids further downriver.
Indian River and Hudson River The most exciting and popular whitewater rafting experience in the Adirondacks starts on the Indian and continues for nearly 15 miles down the Hudson Gorge. Adding this tract to the publicly owned forest preserve will keep the experience wild.