The Adirondacks are a complicated place. Scratch that the Adirondacks are an incredibly complicated place. You see, while scenes like yesterday’s view from the top of Mt. Marcy are what we picture when talking about the Adirondacks only about 40% of the Park is owned by the State of New York. The other 60% are owned by individuals, non-profits, and corporations. Yet the Adirondack Park Agency has a great deal of power over private landowners. Think of it as a single zoning board for an area the size of Vermont. It is possible to find hamlets and villages in the Adirondack Park where the residents have to drive ten to fifteen miles simply to buy gas. Brant Lake seen below is one such location.
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