Frontier Town is back in business. Well, sort of. On Thursday, the New York Department of Conservation unveiled phase one of the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area.
Visitors will be greeted at the entrance by a familiar sight: that much loved yellow and brown sign with the signature Frontier Town logo.
The campsite is just a stone’s throw from the new $5.2 million new Paradox Brewery, scheduled to open next spring. The brewery, campground, equestrian and day use area is on the site of the former western theme park. It’s part of the "Gateway to the Adirondacks" tourism hub, a $19 million New York State initiative announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017.
Phase one of the project features:
Parking for all-season trail access located off Frontier Town Road near NYS Rt. 9, providing year-round parking for 26 vehicles, including spots for 18 vehicles with trailers, six for vehicles only, and two for accessible vehicles;
Seasonal day-use area along the shoreline of the Schroon River with 34 parking spaces, a pavilion, two playgrounds, a comfort station, and electric vehicle charging stations;
Entranced ticket booth utilizing solar energy to support part of the ticketing operations; and
Two staff cabins, a recycling station, a firewood storage building, a water treatment-storage building, and other facilities necessary for the operation of the campground.
Town of North Hudson Supervisor Ron Moore said today the completion of phase one begins a new chapter in the history of the Town of North Hudson, one that will bring new jobs, business opportunities and growth to our area.
“The Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area will serve as a staging area for the new recreational opportunities this area has to offer and the increased recreational tourism will provide the economic boost that our towns so desperately need,” Mr. Moore said in a statement.
“New trails within the campground will connect to the existing trails system along Route 9 and to the Boreas Ponds Tract and Essex Chain of Lakes along the planned community connector trails to the five towns of Minerva, Newcomb, Indian Lake and Long Lake. I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and Commissioner Seggos for their vision and commitment in making this new recreational opportunity possible."
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