Did you know tourist sportsmen from other countries fly into Alaska for hiking, fishing, hunting etc.? Then the state puts on more troopers, boats, helicopters, planes and Coast Guard patrols and ATVs to watch over them. Some natives don't like what's happening to their state.
We have a modern airport in Piseco. Think how many tourists would fly into West Canada Lakes now, if it hadn't been stopped.
See those big long buildings south of Amsterdam? With a couple of additions they could reach Canajoharie and Albany. When the Thruway becomes 10 or 12 lanes wide this will give people something to look at besides farms and cows (if you like such things).
Mayor Bloomberg proposed $2 billion for a sea wall. Hopefully he will take some of that money for an Iditarod type of ATV trail around the outside of the Adirondack Park. Then we won't have to cut new trails in Wild Forest and Wilderness. After all, we helped New York City out once.
Let's don't copy other state or national parks. Just lean-tos, trails and canoes here in Wild Forest. More tourists bring more problems.
Underdeveloped areas and small towns are going to become priceless gems in the future, especially with the modern world just outside the park. Yes, I know state and towns can't make money this way.
Some places are better off without extra tourists in Wild Forest and Wilderness. I think some things should stay outside the park, like ATVs. Wild Forest and Wilderness forever...
Lewis N. Page Sr.