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Adirondack Park Agency recommends new land use

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Adirondack Park Agency has recommended creating two new wild areas in the Adirondack Park that would expand recreational opportunities for the public on the newly-acquired state land.

The agency on Friday recommended that Gov. Andrew Cuomo create a 23,494-acre Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area and a 9,894-acre Essex Chain Primitive Area.

The agency's board calls for greater mixed use opportunities from snowshoeing and hunting to whitewater rafting, mountain biking and limited snowmobiling.

The agency also recommended banning motorized sports from the areas while allowing a snowmobiling corridor between the areas to provide a route from Indian Lake to Newcomb.

The agency regulates activity in the park encompassing public and private land and advises the governor on use of newly acquired state land.

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