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  • What day will Corey's Rd close?

    Hello, does anyone know what day Corey's Road will be closing? I want to do a backpacking trip this weekend. Even if I can get to the trailhead on Friday (12/11), I want to be sure I can get out on Sunday (12/13). Or, do you know who I would call to ask? Thank you!

  • #2
    Try contacting Region 5 Information:
    (518) 897-1200 Ray Brook
    email Info.R5@dec.ny.gov

    Don

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    • #3
      I think I called Kevin Burns when I had a question about the gate. https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/667.html

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      • #4
        Thank you both so much! I just called Kevin and he confirmed that the road is closed as of today.

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        • Hear the Footsteps
          Hear the Footsteps commented
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          Interesting. They didn't give much time for hunters to clear out after Big Game Season.

          Or maybe they know who is there, check and close the gate when gone; which, apparently was quick.
          I saw one camping trailer in the campsites that are visible from the road on Dec 3.

      • #5
        So no cheating by driving to the summer trailhead for winter ascents on the Sewards this year. Break out the skis!

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        • HPFairy
          HPFairy commented
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          I was hoping for snow so I could drag a sled to try out some new winter gear, but no snow yet! I'll be hoofing it. :-)

      • #6
        The gate is closed for the season.

        From the NYSDEC website;
        • The gate on Corey's Road at the Raquette Falls Trailhead is closed for the winter months. The gate is expected to re-open in May 2021. Access to the Seward Range will require an additional 3 miles each way. Visitors can still hike, ski, and snowshoe the road. Users might encounter logging equipment from a private landowner's logging operation.
        • South Meadows Road is closed to public vehicle traffic for the winter season. Users may still walk, ski, and snowshoe the road.

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