About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

Reader Interactions


  1. Dick Gunthert says

    The claim that the current marina can accommodate 76 boats lacks any shown proof. A simple ride by the existing marina could leave people scratching their heads as to where 76 boats would fit today even if they are counting isolated small docks left from the original owner’s house and the now closed campground. Those small docks were are not part part of the original marina nor the proposed one. As noted in the article the dock square footage is more than doubling from the existing marina but that only increases the boat space by 23%? Look at the satellite image of the existing marina on Google and look at the architect drawings for the proposal available in this article.

  2. Nathn says

    totally against the idea, there’s just no need to start more boat rentals to drunks and inexperienced boaters who are extremely rude and downright unsafe. the expansion will definitely increase boat loads of drunks racing all over destroying the very tranquility, peaceful nature of what we are trying to preserve in the adirondacks. There is also a need to ban all 2 stroke boats from the adirondacks and the smoke and oil films on the water

  3. J.Hutton says

    If the Marina continues with its current plans, it seems that end of the pond would be reduced to a channel. Talk about a tight squeeze.

  4. Jeanne says

    How sad is this? I knew the previous owners. They wanted a HUGE boat marina! They were kind considerate folks. It seems the new applicant just sees $$$ signs. The lake area is too small & so is the road, Infrastructure is not there and shouldn’t be there for a large scale marina on this lake.
    Shame on you….. applicant! This area is busy enough!! Leave it be!

  5. Jac says

    Is it not Lake Clear where many Loons are nesting and raising their families? We see them when we canoe & kayak from Rollins Pond and over the carries to Lake Clear and back. Why not keep motorized vehicles off these waters.

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