KEENE, N.Y. – The Adirondack Land Trust invites community members to brainstorm naming ideas for its nature preserve at the corner of NYS Route 73 and the Adirondack Loj Road outside Lake Placid.

The 187-acre preserve is best known for open fields that provide stunning views of the state’s highest mountains within the High Peaks Wilderness Area. It also features shrub and forest habitat and 500 feet of shoreline along the West Branch of the Ausable River.

Since purchasing the property in August 2023, the land trust has been learning about plants, birds, and wildlife that inhabit the land, as well as historical uses of the land. The information is helping to inform a management plan that will balance ecological protection and future public recreation.

“When we describe the land parcel to supporters and community members, the response is often, ‘Oh, that view! It’s one of my favorites,’” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Director Mike Carr.  “We look forward to reviewing the range of community-generated ideas and are already deeply moved by the ideas and stories people have shared so far.”

Brainstorming parameters
The land trust seeks ideas that reflect the setting, celebrate the landscape, and capture the essence of this special place. Ideas tied to a person’s name or a nearby road will not be considered.

How to submit your idea
Complete the form on this webpage:

June 30, 2024.

What happens next
Through this brainstorming exercise, the Adirondack Land Trust aims to find a distinctive, descriptive, and memorable name either by selecting a single submission or by combining multiple ideas into a new one.

Photo by Erika Bailey