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Trail fee idea gets no takers

Tradition, law cited as hurdles

A hiker makes his way up a trail at the Pilot Knob Ridge Preserve outside Lake George.
A hiker makes his way up a trail at the Pilot Knob Ridge Preserve outside Lake George.
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For more than a century, the Adirondack Park has remained free of entrance gates and admission fees. With a land mass larger than several New England states, the park remains the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. The sprawling 6.1 million acre preserve — 2.6 million acres of which is owned by the state — has offered outdoor recreation, work and inspiration to residents and visitors. But with the ongoing fiscal woes ...


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biwemple
October 13, 2012
6:55 p.m.

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The idea is really so ludicrous it doesn't deserve news coverage or further exploring. Next...

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