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Recreational projects in central Adirondacks get state funding

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INDIAN LAKE, New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for several projects to expand and improve outdoor recreation in the Adirondacks.

The Town of Indian Lake will receive $750,000 to repair and upgrade the Lake Abanakee Dam on the Indian River to bring the dam into compliance with state dam safety regulations. The upgrade will also allow continued water releases from the dam for rafters who paddle down the Indian River into the Hudson River.

The towns of Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson in Essex County and Indian Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County will receive a total of $250,000 to develop horseback riding facilities to support a new network of horse trails.

A three-mile trail to OK Slip Falls in the Hudson Gorge Wilderness officially opened to the public on Sunday.

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