NY agency schedules decision on Adirondack land

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Regulators have set talks next week on classifying how new state land in the central Adirondacks can be used.

The woodlands and waterways in the towns of Indian Lake, Minerva and Newcomb were acquired by the state from The Nature Conservancy, which bought the land from the Finch, Pruyn timber company in 2007.

They include the Essex Chain of Lakes, Hudson River Gorge, OK Slip Falls and a tract along the Indian River.

The Adirondack Park Agency will consider staff recommendations that include designating 33,000 acres as wilderness or primitive areas where motors are prohibited, a new snowmobile trail, a road to one lake in the Essex Chain for the handicapped and allowing float planes on First Lake and Pine Lake.

Deliberations are scheduled next Wednesday through Friday in Ray Brook.

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