It’s been awhile since my last message, so I thought that I’d try to bring you up to date.

In March the Adirondack Park Agency’s classification of the Boreas Ponds Tract was approved.

In April we had the groundbreaking of the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area and a new brewing facility for Paradox Brewery.

In July the DEC’s Unit Management Plan was also approved.  Implementation of the plan has begun and when complete it will provide recreational access to the Boreas Ponds including:

  • Constructing additional parking areas near LaBier Flow and Boreas Ponds
    • A six-car permit only parking area 1/10 of a mile from Boreas Dam will have an informational kiosks and a bike rack
    • Four of the parking spots will be available through Reserve America and two will be available for people with Motorized Access Program for People with Disabilitiespermits
  • Constructing hand launches at the Boreas Pond dam and on the shores of LaBier Flow
    • The launch at Boreas Ponds dam will be ADA compliant and accessible to people with disabilities
    • The launch on the southern shore of LaBier Flow will include a drop off area for unloading and loading boats and equipment but not for parking

Frontier Town Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

In October Phase one of the campground was completed, which includes:

  • An equestrian camping area modeled after DEC’s Otter Creek facility with space for 33 equestrian camping sites with electrical hookups and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant features;
  • Parking for all-season trail access located off Frontier Town Road near NYS Rt. 9, providing year-round parking for 26 vehicles, including spots for 18 vehicles with trailers, six for vehicles only, and two for accessible vehicles;
  • Seasonal day-use area along the shoreline of the Schroon River with 34 parking spaces, a pavilion, two playgrounds, a comfort station, and electric vehicle charging stations;
  • Entranced ticket booth utilizing solar energy to support part of the ticketing operations; and
  • Two staff cabins, a recycling station, a firewood storage building, a water treatment/storage building, and other facilities necessary for the operation of the campground.

Both the campground and brewery hope to be open next spring/summer.  We are hoping that this will result in the creation of 30-40 new part-time and full-time jobs.

I am very happy to see these plans come to fruition and am hopeful that it will lead to new business growth and new employment opportunities.

Best wishes to all,