About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen covers environmental policy in the Adirondacks. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or [email protected] You can also follow her on Twitter, @gwendolynnn1.

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  1. Kathy says

    At the current rate of overuse ,trash, and rescues from unprepared and sometimes uncaring visitors who will oversee the garbage pick up and careless campfire use in the Essex region…too tempting for the party people who can’t congregate in bars or reserve campsites to be monitored for bad behavior and then the poor bears …guess I’m against making more opportunities for people to misbehave…perhaps a permit system in places that have no patrol.


  2. Todd says

    This is a terrible idea. The place will be ruined forever. We were fortunate to paddle essex twice in its current pristine condition. Every state park from nyc to Saratoga has been overused since covid started . The trash left behind by this new found covid hikers is disgusting. Once the genie is out of the bottle it is hard to put back in. Leave it as it is

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