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Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest - Unit Management Plan

The Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest (VMWF) is located in the central Adirondack Park and is made up of almost 2 dozen non-contiguous parcels, covering almost 92,000 acres. VMWF borders or contains 44 ponds and small lakes, as well as portions of the Hudson River and much of the Boreas River. The unit's namesake measures 3,386 ft., making it the fourth highest peak in the unit and the highest with a developed foot trail. Other popular trails within the unit lead to Stony Pond, Lester Flow, and the Boreas River. Typical public uses in the unit include hiking, snowmobiling, nordic skiing, hunting, camping, canoeing, and fishing.

The Department completed a Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest in April 2005. If you have questions or comments on the UMP, please email us at: r5ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (no appendices, 466 kb pdf)

Plan Appendices:

A-H (764 kb pdf)
Appendix I (1.24 mb pdf - This file is very large and may cause some computers to crash)
Appendix J (1.0 mb pdf)
Appendix K (675 kb pdf)
Appendices L-R (664 kb pdf)