I thought the DEC normally was the ones who burned down buildings in Adirondack Wilderness rather then rebuilt them?
Rebuilding an old dairy barn in middle of the Adirondacks seems like a total waste of money.
The Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest is a 92,000-acre (370 km2) tract made up of almost 2 dozen non-contiguous parcels that are designated as Wild Forest by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the central Adirondack Park. The area contains 44 ponds and small lakes, and portions of the Hudson and Boreas Rivers. The area supports hiking, birding, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, hunting, camping, canoeing, and fishing. The area is served by NY-28.