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August 27, 2013

Creating Wilderness boundaries


“Without continued motorized access to the interiors of these tracts, the state’s acquisition of these lands would benefit only a select minority,” Indian Lake’s attorney Hill said.

“Most of the taxpayers who paid for these lands would effectively be excluded from visiting and enjoying them. … Fairness to all potential visitors as well as the viability of the Town of Indian Lake and other area towns hangs in the balance.”

The APA is expected to take up the discussion again at its meeting on Sept. 12 and 13.

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This is Part 2 of of a two-part report on land-use classification of four parcels of land in Newcomb, Minerva and Indian Lake in the Adirondack Park coming under state ownership.


Maps and more information on classification of these state lands are online. DEC Map:

APA land-use maps for seven options:

Protect the Adirondacks Map of Wilderness access:


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