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Long Adirondack trail, short (and gorgeous) day hike

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Best Hikes Ever: Northville-Placid Trail, NY

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Trailwork was recently completed to move six miles of the Northville-Placid Trail off a road and into a wild vestige of the original Adirondack forest. The work was done by the professional trail crew of the Adirondack Mountain Club, which created the 132-mile-long trail 85 years ago.

Most of the 132-mile route route is deep in the forest, but five segments go along roads traveled by motor vehicles. The goal of the state Department of Environmental Conservation is to eventually get the entire trail into the forest.

This is the first road-to-trail project to be completed. Previously, the trail followed the Cedar River Road for 6.5 miles in the town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County. Now, just a little over a half mile is on the road. The new segment traverses a parcel of land formerly owned by Finch, Pruyn and Company and now owned by The Nature Conservancy.

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Click here to follow the blog of a young hiker as he thru-hikes the Long Path and the Northville-Placid Trail.

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