In case you missed it, the state and The Nature Conservancy are in discussion over the future of Follensby Pond. The tract in Tupper Lake has a storied past from its days hosting great philosophers like Ralph Waldo Emerson. Its heritage lake trout are also legendary. We haven’t heard much about this property. The Nature Conservancy purchased it about 13 years ago.
Some believe state and conservancy negotiations will lead to Follensby Pond closed to the public, while others have high hopes it will be part of the forest preserve. What would you like to see?
Last Monday I took a trip to the Adirondack Mountain Reserve to talk to some folks out hiking. We’ll be posting more on that on our website soon. You can also read about it in our upcoming November/December issue of the magazine. That should be hitting mailboxes at the end of the month.
I’ve received quite a few calls and emails about getting to the AMR. Most people want to visit Indian Head. Last Monday was quite rainy (like this one–what else is new?), but a few people were braving it to the fjord-like view. Most of the spots for the next two weeks appear booked, but some people may cancel for the rain. Keep checking if you’re looking for a spot to go. And although it was rainy while I was there, it was actually quite beautiful to see the clouds and mist rolling through the valley. I took a timelapse, which you can see by clicking here.
Photo: Follensby Pond by Carl Heilman II
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