Frontier Town Now Gateway To Adirondacks
An amusement park that I used to visit as a kid and has remained vacant for decades, is now being put to good use. Frontier Town is being transformed into the gateway to the Adirondacks. As I kid, we visited all of the attractions near Lake George and the North Country. We would go to Storytown (Great Escape) and travel to Gaslight Village and Frontier Town. Now when I travel past exit 29 of the Northway, I can still see the Frontier Town sign, and a few buildings from the park. It has been a ghost town for several years.
Yesterday, there was a groundbreaking ceremony to turn the land that once was Frontier Town, into a visitor center, campgrounds and what Governor Cuomo is calling, the gateway to the Adirondacks.
According to The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), they are constructing a tourists center, campground, parking area and craft brewery. The main focus is camping, providing ninety one campsites with a wide range of experiences. They include an equestrian campsite, campgrounds and trail side day use sites.
The Trail Side Day Use Area should be open by Fall. The Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area will be complete by Summer of 2019.