The Town of Bolton and the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) have announced their intention to purchase a 62 acre parcel of land in the town on the west side of Lake George in Warren County known as Bradley’s Lookout.
The Town is expected to purchase the property from the LGLC following the latter’s expected acquisition later this summer. The property will be encumbered by a conservation easement held by the LGLC.
The Hawkins family has owned the 62+/- acre property known as “Bradley’s Lookout” in Bolton since the 1970s. The property contains seven acres of wetlands, including half of the pond that is located on the Town of Bolton’s Community Center property.
The remainder of the land is wooded, including many stands of healthy hemlocks. The land includes a 1,000-foot summit that offers views of Lake George including Dome Island as well as Black Mountain, Shelving Rock, and the Sagamore. The name comes from the historical use of the property, as the Bradley family who ran an equestrian business in town and brought those riding their horses to the summit for the view.
This project follows another similar land acquisition in December of 2019 that added 212 acres to the Bolton Hub region. The protection of that property, part of the Twin Pines Resort owned by the McGurl family, was also made possible thanks to an LGLC partnership with the Town of Bolton.
The Bolton Recreational Hub (the Hub) is a collaborative effort between the LGLC, Town of Bolton, and Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce, that combines the goals and outcomes of land conservation for water quality protection with the access to quality recreational opportunities and commerce within the Town of Bolton on Lake George in Warren County. A comprehensive Bolton Recreational Hub Strategy was published in 2019, and provides guidance for conservation and recreational projects going forward.
More information can be found on the Lake George Land Conservancy website.
Photos, from above: view from Bradley’s Lookout; and Map of Bradley’s Lookout provided by LGLC.