The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been hard at work to continue preserving the natural, scenic, historical, and recreational resources of the Lake George Region. Most recently, this nonprofit organization has announced they will help to protect nearly 100 acres of land in Dresden and Bolton.
Another Step Forward for the Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative
On July 8, 2020, the LGLC purchased 25 acres of land on County Route 6 in the Town of Dresden, which is located between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The property includes 1,300 feet of Fairy Brook, a tributary of Lake George.
This purchase will allow the LGLC to protect the area from a construction project that could have had a significantly negative impact on sensitive and erodible slopes. It also fits within their Huletts Landing Conservation Initiative, which is focused on protecting wetlands and stream corridors in this section of the watershed.
At the moment, the property is not open to the public except by special request, due to limited accessibility.
LGLC & Town of Bolton Team Up
In partnership with the Town of Bolton, the LGLC intends to purchase a 62-acre parcel of land in Bolton called Bradley’s Lookout. Since the 1970s, this property has been owned by the Hawkins Family, and it contains a mix of wetlands, woods, and half of the pond located near the Town of Bolton’s Community Center. Bradley’s Lookout also offers a great view of Dome Island on Lake George, Black Mountain, and Shelving Rock.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment and addition to Bolton’s Hub Program,” said Ron Conover, Supervisor of the Town of Bolton, in a press release. “It connects the Community Center and the Pinnacle as well as Cat and Thomas Mountains and upon completion will offer another spectacular hiking experience and panoramic views of Lake George to our visitors. In addition, it affords us sufficient land to provide additional much needed on-site parking.”
The press release notes that the Town will purchase the property from the LGLC upon completion of their acquisition later this summer.