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Marion River Carry has been a crossroads in the Central Adirondacks for more than a century
Marion River Carry has been a crossroads in the Central Adirondacks for more than a century

New development in Adirondacks sparks fears about popular canoe route

This morning the Adirondack Park Agency will vote on a developer's plan to build four new homes along the shore of Utowana Lake in Hamilton County.

The project has drawn fierce opposition because the land in question involves a traditional portage trail known as the Marion River Carry.

The trail over private land has been used by paddlers and other travelers for more than a century.

As Brian Mann reports, critics say that traditional route could be threatened.  Go to full article

Adirondack Canoe Classic set for start

The 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic started this morning in Old Forge. It's a well-orgainzed but motley event -- everything from war cnoes to sleek solo canoes. Families, couples, professionals are all in for three straight days along one of the great canoe and carry routes in the counrty. Martha Foley talked with organizer Brian McDonnell at 7 this morning. The first question is always the weather.  Go to full article

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