The Open Space Institute has purchased a 618-acre parcel along Lake Champlain, including 4,000 feet of shoreline, and plans to sell it to the state to be added to the forever-wild Forest Preserve.
The property lies across from Schuyler Island, an undeveloped island already in the Forest Preserve, according to the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine.
OSI bought the land, which includes Trembleau Mountain, from the Gellert family for $500,000. It offers views of the High Peaks, Lake Champlain, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The Department of Environmental Conservation plans to create trails after the state acquires the property.
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This is interesting for my aviation archeology documentation project as there were 2 crashes on Trembleau. I have confirmed wreckage remained of one but since it is on private property I obviously could not reveal the location. I am not sure if this purchase includes that site but I will check.
It appears that the mountain is on the northern edge of the property. The actual summit is owned by another landholder. However, I’m told Trembleau has a ridge with several bald knobs. There are logging roads that may be converted to trails.