Tuesday, May 23, 2017

State Buys Huckleberry Mt Land, Completes Marion Carry Deal

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the state has purchased 848 acres on Huckleberry Mountain in the town of Warrensburg from the Open Space Institute for $410,000, just a day after completing a deal to add the Marion Carry to the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

A news release says the views from Huckleberry include the Hudson River and nearby peaks. The property had been a large in-holding within the Lake George Wild Forest, complicating management and public access.

The state partially owns another Huckleberry Mountain not far away in Johnsburg, next to Crane Mountain. Several years ago, a landowner posted a trail leading to that Huckleberry.

“The conservation of Huckleberry Mountain is a resounding win for outdoor recreationists and keeps this beautifully rugged land in the hands of the public,” said OSI President Kim Elliman.

Huckleberry Mountain can be accessed via the end of Alden Avenue in Warrensburg or from the adjacent Hudson River Recreation Area in the Lake George Wild Forest.

On Monday the state announced it had acquired the Marion River carry from OSI. Read this story from the Adirondack Explorer to find out how the two acquisitions are related.

Map provided by state Department of Environmental Conservation. Click to enlarge.

 

 


Phil Brown

Since 1999, Phil Brown has been Editor of the nonprofit Adirondack Explorer, the regional bimonthly with a focus on outdoor recreation and environmental issues, the same topics he writes about here at Adirondack Almanack.

Phil is also an energetic outdoorsman whose job and personal interests often find him hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, trail running, and backcountry skiing.

He is the author of Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures, which he co-published with the Adirondack Mountain Club, and the editor of Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks, an anthology of Marshall’s writings.

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2 Responses

  1. Justin Farrell says:

    The Huckleberry Mountain and surrounding area is a very fun area to explore for sure! This acquisition enables some interesting through roots & fun bushwhack loops. Lots of old roads & trails, and several scenic waterfalls along Ferguson Brook, as well as very nice views from nearby Joe Baker Sag, Eddy, Number Seven, Bald Peak, and the Middle Sister mountains. Can’t wait to explore more of this relatively unmapped area! More info on many of the surrounding trails, as well as a few rewarding bushwhacks (including maps) can be found in this guidebook: http://www.hiketheadirondacks.com/pages/Discover_the_Southern_Adirondacks

  2. Phil Brown Phil Brown says:

    I corrected text to indicate that the state owns only part of the other Huckleberry Mountain mentioned, i.e., the one near Crane Mountain.

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