Adirondacks: See New Places to Explore Now and What's on the Way
Explore Now: 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 now that is public land.
Explore Now: OK Slip Falls
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Adirondack Park, OK Slip is part of a 2,800-acre property that is now available to everyone for hiking and other outdoor pursuits.
Explore Now: 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.
Explore Now: Upper Hudson River
State ownership allows for new access and take-out points that 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.
Explore Now: 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 helps keep the experience wild!
Coming Soon: 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.
Coming Soon: 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.
Coming Soon: 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.
Coming Soon: Daniels Road Tract
Daniels Road, a 900-acre property, outside of the Adirondack Park, just north of the City of Saratoga Springs, will make a great addition to state forest.
Coming Soon: View of Santanoni
This sweeping view of one of the highest peaks in New York State was taken from a property that's awaiting transfer to Forest Preserve.