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Map: Halfmoon Lake

Map: Halfmoon Lake

The Independence River Wild Forest is described as the Western Adirondack Preserve acreage lying adjacent to the western boundary of the Adirondack Park including the western portions of the Otter Creek and Independence River watersheds, extending from Lewis County into Herkimer County northeast along the south side of the Beaver River and Stillwater Reservoir and south of Beaver River.

Included are lands in Watsons East Triangle, Brantingham Tract, Macomb's Purchase and John Brown Tract, encompassing both Lewis and Herkimer Counties. USGS 15½ minute quadrangle maps that cover this unit are: Big Moose, Lowville, Mc Keever, Number Four and Port Leyden.

Bounded by:

North: Number 4 Road; Stillwater Reservoir;
West: Exterior Forest Preserve Boundaries in the Towns of Greig, Lyonsdale and Watson; and Adirondack Park boundary;
South: Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness;
East: railroad tract from big Moose to Beaver River Station, Former International Paper Company lands.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/58192.html

Good morning! Yeah, it’s Friday! Next Friday is the get away day for Memorial Day Weekend. Mostly sunny and 67 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 62 degrees. A warm start to our day buy we expect the mercury to only climb about more degrees with dropping humidity. 

Today will have a slight chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high of 75 degrees at 11am. Five degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6am. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had rain, partly cloudy skies and a high of 70 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1989. There was a dusting of snow in 1976.