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Kushaqua Tract - Recreation Management Plan

The 18,989-acre Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands are located in the south-central Franklin County towns of Brighton and Franklin. The contiguous tract is owned by the Lyme Timber Company of Hanover, New Hampshire. The State of New York acquired a working forest conservation easement with public recreation rights on the property in April 2004. The largest portion of the property is in the Town of Brighton (10,213 acres) with the remainder situated in the Town of Franklin (8,776 acres). The small communities of Onchiota and Loon Lake are close by with the communities of Gabriels, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Rainbow Lake and Vermontville being a short drive away.

For a description of recreational opportunities on these lands, please visit the Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Recreation Page.

Status of the RMP

The Department adopted a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for the Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement in 2016. If you have questions about the RMP, please e-mail us at R5.ump@dec.ny.gov.

Download the RMP

Full Recreational Management Plan - PDF (23 MB). This is a large file and may take a long time to download. As an alternative, you may download specific sections of the plan below.

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