Whether you hunt, fish, hike, paddle, or just enjoy nature, you’ll want to track The Nature Conservancy’s single-largest conservation project in New York. We are holding some real gems in the Adirondacks for transfer to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In the coming years, some of the most stunning lands in the Park will finally become available to the public for the first time in over a century.
Transferring these lands to New York State is a big deal because outdoor recreation contributes $11.3 billion to the state’s robust tourism economy, and approximately 130,000 jobs statewide are supported by active outdoor recreation. Imagine yourself someday exploring OK Slip Falls, Boreas Ponds, Essex Chain of Lakes, or miles and miles of the Upper Hudson River in the heart of the Adirondacks.
These beautiful lands are located primarily within the central Adirondacks. Maybe Indian Lake, Newcomb, North Hudson and Minerva are already among your favorite places to visit. Super! They will soon offer additional recreation opportunities and gateways to inspiring places that few have had the privilege to see.
There are some tracts further south, too, awaiting transfer to New York State in Saratoga and Fulton Counties inside the Adirondack Park that are known for expansive wetlands, cascading streams, and vast wildlife habitat. And outside of the park, just north of Saratoga Springs, two tracts can help to advance a long-range plan to connect Moreau Lake State Park with Saratoga Spa State Park via a multi-use trail.
Look to the future with anticipation! This is our moment to contribute to the unique and enduring legacy of the Adirondacks.