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Upper Hudson Woodlands - IRMPs

The State of New York acquired a working forest conservation easement with public recreation rights on the Upper Hudson Woodlands Conservation Easement lands (formerly Finch Lands) in December 2010. These lands fall within Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga and Warren Counties, in the Towns of Greenfield, Indian Lake, Lake George, Long Lake, North Creek, North Hudson and Warrensburg.

Interested in visiting the Upper Hudson Woodlands Conservation Easement? Information on visiting portions of these lands is included in the webpages for Blue Mountain Wild Forest, Essex Chain Lakes Complex, Jessup River Wild Forest, Lake Desolation State Forest and Shaker Mountain Wild Forest and Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest.

If you have questions about the interim recreation management plan (IRMP), please e-mail us at

The IRMP below covers the following tracts of land; Chain of Lakes, Township 20, Township 19, Township 33, Hilderbrant Road, Veile Pond Road, Hall Hill Road, Lake Desolation.

Interim Recreation Management Plan