Additionally, the DEC has reclassified 15,000 acres of the Moose River Plains Wild Forest lands as Wilderness, with two miles of road closed to motor vehicles. Not only do these changes allow residents and visitors to enjoy the natural beauty that the Adirondacks afford, but they strengthen the economies of the towns that rely profoundly on tourism.
The construction of this multi-use trail was approved in 2011 and built in accordance with the "Management Guidance: Snowmobile Trail Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park," which the Adirondack Park Association (APA) determined was in compliance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP). Efforts were made to minimize the altering of terrain, rock removal, and cutting of trees. Crews were adamant in returning the trail and surrounding areas to their natural conditions every day while proper drainage was being installed.
For a map of the new Moose River Plains Wild Forest trail system, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or click on the following link: