The 91-year-old Northville-Placid Trail that winds through the heart of the Adirondack Park recently reached the end of a six-year improvement project, and is now able to provide outdoor recreationists with a dramatically enhanced experience.
The Department of Environmental Conservation recently reported that more than 23 miles of new trail along the Northville-Placid route are now open for public use. New trail segments eliminate 15.5 miles of road walking that was previously necessary.
“The Northville-Placid Trail, one of the premiere long trails in the Northeast, now provides an improved hiking experience for day users and through hikers,” DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann said in a statement. “DEC and the Adirondack Mountain Club – the original builders of the Northville-Placid Trail – worked together to get hikers off the road and into the woods.”
The following are some of the notable efforts by DEC and the Adirondack Mountain Club concerning the Northville-Placid Trail over the past six years:
- DEC has expended more than $300,000 of Environmental Protection Fund Stewardship monies on reroutes, foot bridge construction, basic maintenance and other improvements
- The Adirondack Mountain Club Professional Trail Crew was hired to complete six major projects along the Northville-Placid Trail including the reroutes
- Volunteers from the Adirondack Mountain Club provided more than 3,000 hours of work on the trail
- The Student Conservation Association’s Adirondack Program, under DEC contract, expended more than 2,500 hours of member time on projects along the trail
Head to Northville, Piseco, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, or Lake Placid and experience the new and improved Northville-Placid Trail for yourself!
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