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The Perfect Escape: Beginners Trail the New Land Trust

When I drove to Saranac to find out what the New Land Trust was all about, I had one of the best car rides of my two years living in the North Country. The scenery of the Adirondack Mountains, nearby farms and dirt roads made it hard to concentrate on the road ahead of me. Once I finally found the dirt and grass patch designated for parking by the sign-in book, I parked my car and eagerly wandered up the trail toward the cabin that signals the starting point for many of the trails. Doug Yu, a board member of…

When I drove to Saranac to find out what the New Land Trust was all about, I had one of the best car rides of my two years living in the North Country. The scenery of the Adirondack Mountains, nearby farms and dirt roads made it hard to concentrate on the road ahead of me.

Once I finally found the dirt and grass patch designated for parking by the sign-in book, I parked my car and eagerly wandered up the trail toward the cabin that signals the starting point for many of the trails. Doug Yu, a board member of the New Land Trust committee, kindly showed me around the cabin area and through one of the easier trails where we found many artifacts from the 1970s when people inhabited the property.

It was so cool to see apples from the trees people planted, abandoned houses they left behind in the denser parts of the forest and other miscellaneous things like tires and tools that have now been long forgotten.

As I made my way through some of the paths, I developed a good idea of why people enjoy visiting the New Land Trust, even if they are not from the area. Almost 300 acres of Adirondack land at the foot of Lyon Mountain is enough room for any outdoor enthusiast to enjoy and want to return to later. Not to mention, it’s free to the public, so it’s the perfect escape for those seeking fresh air and something to do.

Whether they want to ski, snowshoe or simply walk, the New Land Trust is always open and always ready for people to use.

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