The Town of Bolton and the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) have announced their intention to purchase a 62 acre parcel of land in the town known as Bradley’s Lookout. The Town will purchase the property from the LGLC upon completion of their acquisition expected to occur late this summer. The property will be encumbered by a conservation easement held by the LGLC.
The Hawkins family has owned the 62+/- acre property known as “Bradley’s Lookout” in Bolton since the 1970’s. The property contains 7 acres of wetlands, including half of the pond that is located on the Town of Bolton’s Community Center property. The remainder of the land is wooded, including many stands of healthy hemlocks. The land includes a 1000-foot summit that offers views of Lake George including Dome Island as well as Black Mountain, Shelving Rock, and the Sagamore. The name comes from the historical use of the property, as the Bradley family who ran a horse-riding business in town, brought their horses up the summit to allow visitors to enjoy the views.
Photo provided: View from Bradley’s lookout of Lake George
Sounds like a nice place to visit. I would hope there are no plans for a commemorative bronze plaque to be installed at the viewpoint like LGLC did on The Pinnacle which was certainly an error in judgement and stewardship. The trailhead is a much better location for that recognition if it’s needed at all.
That sounds great. I hope similar places on the East Side can be preserved! We East Siders need more family trails and to reduce the overuse of the Gazebo Lookout.