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Local recreation facilities to receive funding from state for projects

Second Pond boat launch, southwest of the village of Saranac Lake on Route 3

Second Pond boat launch, southwest of the village of Saranac Lake on Route 3 Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Finch land improvements include:

•kiosks and signs at Newcomb Town Beach, Iron Bridge, Deer Pond Outer Gooley Parking area, Route 28N, Goodnow Flow Road and Town Beach Road;

•the construction of a 12-car parking lot on Indian Lake Road for Squaw Lake access;

•the construction of a parking lot for egress/ingress at Iron Bridge;

•a temporary parking lot at the gravel pit north of the Chain Lakes Road/Polaris Road intersection;

•the construction of a parking lot at Deer Pond;

•portages on the Hudson River;

•design of the Palmer Pond snowmobile bridge, a major community connector trail between North Hudson to Newcomb;

•trail to access Deer Pond and portage from Deer Pond to Third Lake;

•and the installation of permanent gates at these locations: Ord Road, Chain Lakes Road, Gooley Club Road, Cedar Mountain Road, Near Iron Bridge, Deer Pond Road (before gravel pit), and Indian River — pending river classification.

Also awarded was $300,000 for Santanoni Preserve culvert rehab in the town of Newcomb.

(Andy Flynn contributed to this story.)

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