Hiker standing at the edge of a lake in the Adirondacks

Before there were motor free lakes

By David Gibson, Managing Partner, Adirondack Wild Before there were motor free lakes Although by 1973 Wilderness areas had been officially designated on about one million acres within the Adirondack Forest Preserve, the question of whether waterbodies within those million acres would be similarly free of use by motors was still highly uncertain. In June…