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Enjoy the trails — Safely

May 20, 2009
By RICHARD GAST, Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Whether you're looking for a short hike to a hidden pond for an afternoon picnic, searching for a panoramic mountain vista at the end of a picturesque hiking trail or seeking the sanctuary of an easy access riverside retreat or the solitude of a waterfall eight miles into the backcountry, you'll find it here. Within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park's approximately 2.6 million acres of public land lie more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, more than 1,500 miles of rivers, hundreds of mountain peaks (42 of them at elevations over 4,000 feet) and more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, clearly marked and maintained by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.



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