It’s true – 250 acres have been added to the forest preserve on Moxham Mountain between Minerva and North Creek. Keep reading to see what that means for hikers and other ADK recreationalists.
“The town of Chester looks forward to this opening up more public access to Moxham Mountain,” Chester Town Supervisor Craig Leggett said in a statement. “This is right in line with our comprehensive recreation master plan.”
Indeed, the additional acreage expands access to the south side of the mountain for not just hiking, but rock climbing as well. This chunk of land was purchased in 2019 from the Brassel and Zack families, and the Brassel estate for $160,000. It was then transferred to the State in line with the family’s wishes.
“Moxham’s cliffs command attention and challenge hikers to reach the top, where they can enjoy views of Gore Mountain and the Hudson River to the south and the High Peaks to the north,” Mary Brassel Zack said in a statement.