Moreau Lake State Park expanded

ALBANY – The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today that the state has added a 200-acre parcel to Moreau Lake State Park, expanding popular hiking opportunities in the Adirondack foothills and preserving open space in Saratoga County.

Additionally, OPRHP Commissioner Rose Harvey said in a press release that work has been completed on a new pavilion and outdoor classroom near the park’s nature center.

Located on the southern edge of Moreau Lake State Park, the acquisition expands the park’s protection of the higher elevation ridge known as the Palmertown Range. Preservation of the Palmertown Range, which features a Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest, is listed as a priority under the New York State Open Space Plan, and will contribute to a planned long-distance Palmertown Ridge Trail.

In addition to an extensive hiking trail network, the now 4,500-acre Moreau Lake State Park features a sandy swimming beach, nature center and playgrounds, as well as wooded campsites and a picnic grove.