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Sable Highlands – Interim Recreation Management Plan

May 8th, 2009 · No Comments · News

Wednesday’s meeting at the Saranac Town Hall was at full-capacity. I think every chair in the building was being used for this informational meeting introducing the NYS DEC’s Interim Recreation Management Plan for the Sable Highlands conservation easement Public Use Areas and Linear Recreation Corridors. Simply put, NYS has purchased conservation easements on privately owned land and is charged with the implementation and management of public recreational use.

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Sable Highlands Recreation Proposals Include Improving Camping, Hiking, Fishing and Mountain Biking

April 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · News

Public Invited to Offer Input at May 6 Meeting in Saranac

A new draft plan for recreational uses of the Sable Highlands in the northeastern Adirondacks includes proposals to construct camping sites, improve old and create new hiking trails, enhance fishing access and open two new mountain biking routes, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Betsy Lowe announced today.

The Sable Highlands Conservation Easement Lands consist of approximately 84,000 acres of land in the towns of Ellenburg and Saranac in Clinton County, and Bellmont and Franklin in Franklin County.

“The plan outlines extensive and varied recreational opportunities, including motorized recreation, on the Sable Highlands Conservation Easement Lands,” said Regional Director Lowe. “DEC is pleased to have worked with Chateaugay Woodlands and the Nature Conservancy in developing public access on these lands, while protecting the natural resources and retaining timber management jobs.”

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Barnes Pond – Rambling Around the Sable Highlands

June 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Adirondack Life

Back in February, I mentioned the land deal that formed the newest Adirondack recreation area, the Sable Highlands Working Forest. This was exciting since I consider the area involved my backyard. Most people are familiar with Lyon Mountain and adding this great hike to the list of “Forever Wild” is just fantastic. What intrigued me the most was the opening up of other new areas for recreational use.

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Sable Highlands – The newest Adirondack Recreation Area

February 18th, 2006 · 2 Comments · News

Update: Barnes Pond – Rambling Around the Sable Highlands

New trail opens onto wilderness vista

In 2002, Governor George Pataki put forth his goal of preserving over 1 million new acres of open space over the next decade. Early this year, he made a significant step toward that goal by announcing the purchase of over 100,000 acres of land located in the northern region of Franklin and Clinton Counties.

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