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A Thousand Lakes

May 2024
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Murray estimated that “a thousand lakes, many yet unvisited, lie embedded in this vast forest of pine and hemlock.” There are perhaps two thousand lakes, pools, and ponds in the Adirondack Park as it is delineated today. From the start, the fact that many of these were either directly interconnected, or could be reached with a short overland carry from one to the next, meant that boats would become a prime means of Adirondack transportation and play some part in everyone’s vacation.

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