Join members of Lake George Land Conservancy's NextGeneration Committee on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 PM as we walk into LGLC's newly protected parcel, Wing Pond.
NextGen members will be guiding us on the hike including Darrin Freshwater researcher, Ken Johnston, who will share some insights into water quality research.
This event is exclusive as the lands into Wing Pond are not completely open to the public yet!
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) recently purchased this 159-acre parcel, which encompasses Wing Pond in Bolton Landing. This property was purchased due to its numerous conservation values and is contiguous to Pole Hill Pond and other protected lands of LGLC and New York State DEC Forest preserves. This beautiful property contains Wing Pond itself as well as various wetlands, important habitat for birds and wildlife including critical rattlesnake breeding range, and offers 4-season recreational opportunities for the public. The land also includes 750 feet of a tributary that flows into Northwest Bay on Lake George and about 15 acres of wooded and open wetlands.
The Wing Pond parcel is an environmentally significant piece of property which is part of a large tract of protected lands in the sensitive Northwest Bay/Indian Brook area, a tract that was initially acquired by the Lake George Land Conservancy/ The Nature Conservancy from the Loines Estate in the 1960’s and then sold to the State in 2005. With the conservation of Wing Pond and the adjacent Pole Hill Pond lands, a continuous wildlife corridor will extend along Northwest Bay and westward into Adirondacks.
The walk to Wing Pond is about a half-mile walk of easy and steady incline on an old road to the pond itself and then a moderately flat trail around the pond.
Winter Jacket & Snow Pants- there is a good chance we will be trekking in the snow, so we recommend a jacket and pants that are warm and waterproof.
Boots- whether you choose to walk, snowshoe or use microspikes, that is up to you! But choose your footwear wisely and be prepared to walk in the snow and be outside for about an hour.
Gloves, Hat, other cold weather protection items.
Snowshoes and/or Microspikes- weather dependent but both are welcome.
Optional gear (we always like to be prepared for anything that can happen in the wilderness):
Guide will have a med kit and emergency supplies while on the hike. All participants will be required to fill out a waiver prior.
After the event, participants are welcome to visit Bolton Landing Brewing Company to warm up and continue the conversation!
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