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9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
July 27: International Paper – John Dillon Park
Not too far north of the village of Long Lake, John Dillon Park, managed by Paul Smith’s College, combines deep, archetypal Adirondack woods and lakeshore with handicapped accessible trails and bathrooms. We’ll take an easy ramble here on an afternoon in midsummer, identify trees and other wild things of interest, and, as always, see what turns up.
All trails, bathrooms, and lean-tos are ADA accessible.
From the intersection of Rts. 30 and 28N in Long Lake village, drive north on Rt. 30 for 4.8 miles to the John Dillon Park entrance on the right. Drive down the entrance road past the gate until you reach the designated parking area and visitor center. We’ll meet there. Take it slow down the 2 mile dirt road.
Meet at the trailhead at 1pm.
What to Bring: Proper footwear for a hike like sneakers or boots, appropriate clothing, water and snacks if desired.
Registration required for this hike. Directions and more information will be sent once you register. Click HERE to register
Ed Kanze is a 1978 graduate of Middlebury College. He earned a B.A. in Geography and won the Bermas Prize for highest departmental honors. He lives with his wife and two children on 18 acres along the Saranac River.
In April 2005, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Ed’s essay about the passenger pigeon, “In Search Of Something Lost,” was named by the John Burroughs Association as the Outstanding Published Natural History Essay of 2004. The same essay earned a gold medal in environmental writing from the International Regional Magazine Association. PBS featured Ed and his nature writing in the documentary, “The Adirondacks.” His essays and articles have appeared in Adirondack Life, Audubon, Birder’s World, The Conservationist, Utne Reader, and many more.
Ed has published five books. His most recent, Over The Mountain And Home Again: Journeys Of An Adirondack Naturalist brings together stories of nature and adventure in New York State’s Adirondack Park, the largest park in the Lower 48.