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Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988


LGLC News for August 2021

Aerial view of Lake George. Islands in The Narrows, Bolton in the background. Photo by Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc.

Photo by Carl Heilman, II/Wild Visions, Inc.

Help define the future of the Lake George Land Conservancy!

Over the past 33 years, the Lake George Land Conservancy has worked with people and organizations throughout the Lake George Region to protect the land that protects the lake.

We have come a long way in that time thanks to people like you. We have protected nearly 12,000 acres, including more than six miles along Lake George, 16 miles of streams that flow into the lake, and 680 acres of wetlands that clean water before it makes it way into the lake. These lands help protect water quality, view sheds, and wildlife, and our public preserves provide opportunities for people to connect with the land that protects the lake, building a culture of stewardship. 

Because we can’t do our work without you, we want to hear from you as we plan our work for the next few years. We’d like to know what our friends and supporters value about the region, our conservation work, and how we might respond to different challenges facing our region.  The survey should take about ten minutes to complete.

As a way of saying thank you, you can choose to enter into a drawing to win a bundle of LGLC swag, including an LGLC hoodie! If you’d like to enter, please provide your email address at the end of the survey. Your answers will be kept confidential and providing your contact information will not affect the confidentiality of your responses.

Art Franz, circa 2003, resting on a rocky outcrop on Cat Mountain.

Remembering Art Franz

The Lake George Land Conservancy and the entire Lake lost a great partner and friend with the recent passing of Arthur (Art) E. Franz. Art served on the LGLC's Board of Directors from 2009 – 2016, at which point he moved to the Advisory Board until his passing on July 9, 2021.

Art was passionate about protecting the lake and directed that energy into the LGLC. He served on the Conservation Committee, providing valuable insight and discussion, and on the Building Committee, which oversaw the construction of the LGLC’s current office space, the Macionis Family Center for Conservation.

View of Lake George and the narrows from Bradley's Lookout.

Bradley's Lookout Now Open

As announced at the LGLC's Annual Meeting on August 14, the newest trail in Bolton is now open for visitors! This easy-to-moderate trail to Bradley's Lookout is an addition to The Pinnacle Preserve, and was professionally constructed by Steve Ovitt of Wilderness Property Management. Thanks to his expertise in trail building and knowledge of slopes, water flow, and erosion patterns, this trail - as well as the newly redesigned trail to the Pinnacle - will remain sustainable for the long-term even with its high volume of users. We are thrilled to be able to offer this new opportunity and thank the Town of Bolton for their partnership and financial support of the conservation and stewardship of these lands that protect the lake.

To get to Bradley's Lookout, park at The Pinnacle Preserve's new large parking area on Edgecomb Pond Road. There is one trail that starts at the back of the parking area; shortly in the trail splits into two - follow the red trail to the Pinnacle, the blue trail to Bradley's Lookout. *Please note that an updated trail map and signage is still in progress. We are working to get temporary maps and signage up as soon as possible.

Participants in the 2019 Amy's Race line up at the starting line. The 2021 Amy's Race is October 2.


Be sure to visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates and posts about events as more are added. Registration is required for most events - visit lglc.org for more information and to register.

Under the Greenwood Tree

TODAY! August 25: Under the Greenwood Tree: Shakespeare in Nature

2 PM  |  Explore The Sembrich’s lakeside grounds while you enjoy performances by the actors of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company in this socially distanced outdoor experience sponsored by the LGLC! Almost sold out! Get your tickets!

Text: J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer

TODAY! August 25: J. S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer

5:30 PM  |  Registration is NOT required for this free Living Lands presentation, which provides an introduction to J.S. Wooley and his iconic imagery of Lake George. Recording will go live at 5:30 PM, and will be available for later viewing.

Sponsor Amy's Race

October 2: Amy's Race

Registration is open for the 5th Annual Amy's Adventure Race for the Lake, and sponsorships are being accepted! More information, including race details, registration form, and sponsorship benefits are at lglc.org/amys-race.

Thank you to this year's sponsors of Amy's Race!

Bolton Landing Brewing Co. logo
Hinckley Allen logo
Sidekick Creative logo
Lake George Family Dentistry logo
ADK Traveling Bar logo
Selling ADK Real Estate logo
The Body Barre logo
Keena logo
Tops Friendly Markets logo

*Sponsors as of 8/24/2021. If you would like to sponsor the 2021 Amy's Race, please download our sponsorship brochure or contact Sarah by email or call 518-644-9673.

Art Franz sits on a rocky ledge at Cat Mountain. Click for Facebook post link.

Post of the Month

The LGLC family is deeply saddened by the recent passing ...  Posted 7/23/2021

Other popular posts:

Mark your calendars - August 14th 11 am to 2 pm, the LGLC's Annual Meeting... Posted 8/5/2021

It's Time to Celebrate! Please join us for our virtual Land and Water Conservation Celebration... posted 7/30/2021

Lake George Land Conservancy
4905 Lake Shore Dr., PO Box 1250 | Bolton Landing, New York  12814
518-644-9673 | giving@lglc.org

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