The Wilmington Wild Forest is a very popular area in the northeastern Adirondacks for mountain biking, hiking, and other recreational activities. A new community preserve located in the Town of Wilmington has recently been announced, and it will include new trails and greater accessibility to the Wild Forest!
The new community preserve will be created by the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC). The plan is for it to be centered within the Hamlet of Wilmington (located in the heart of the Town of Wilmington).
About two miles of recreational trails will be created for the preserve, which will be open to the public. However, for many, the key part of this exciting project is a connector trail between the Hamlet of Wilmington and the nearby Beaver Brook Tract, which is part of the Wilmington Wild Forest.
The Wilmington Wild Forest actually consists of 9 detached parcels, and the 700-acre Beaver Brook Tract is located southeast of Wilmington along Hardy Road.
According to the Sun Community News, this community preserve project has been made possible in part through a land donation by Scott Avery of Wilmington.
In addition to the donation, LPLC has agreed to purchase land adjacent to Avery’s property. The land is located in the Black Brook Forest, which is classified as rare, sandy pine forest.
The community preserve will combine both pieces of land and allow LPLC to conserve local habitats and increase accessibility to the Wild Forest. LPLC hopes to begin work on creating the preserve around the end of March 2017.
Have you ever explored the Wilmington Wild Forest?
- Sun Community News – New trails to open in Wilmington