Archive for July, 2013

It’s not too late: Tell Governor Cuomo what we want for Essex Chain Lakes tract!

Update 8/7/13: APA officials say the board will not take any action on the classification package during this month’s meeting. Agency staff have not prepared a preferred alternative to recommend for this meeting. Cynics on both sides of the classification debate for Essex Chain Lakes/Indian River tracts are convinced the recent Adirondack Park Agency public […]


My letter to Governor Cuomo

Dear Governor Cuomo: Re: Chain Lakes and Indian River Tracts In regards to the former Finch & Pruyn land recently acquired by the State of New York, I ask you to keep your word given at your press conference August 5, 2012 when you signed that large check: “Adding these properties to the Forest Preserve […]


Exposé on the “Southern Gateway” into the Essex Chain Lakes tract

Non-motorized public access is now available into the Indian River and southern Essex Chain Lakes tracts under the Interim Public Access Plan. You can hike 2.5 miles to Clear Pond. Or you can carry your canoe 3.7 miles to put in the Cedar River, then paddle down to the Hudson River, take our your canoe […]