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Moose in the Adirondacks: Coming Soon

When I went up to the Adirondacks recently I was hoping to see a moose. I should have been tipped off by the fact that the New York Department of Transportation still wants everyone to tell them whenever they see a moose that this wasn’t going to be easy. We stayed in Indian Lake, the self-proclaimed moose capitol of New York.
The Snowy Mountain Inn is keeping track of moose sightings for locals, especialy those around Indian Lake. When we stayed there we didn’t see any moose, moose tracks or even moose scat. The woman whose cottage we rented said a moose had been on her property this summer, but all she got to see was the tracks.
Now dogs that are specially trained to sniff out moose droppings are on the case, trying to get an accurate count of moose in the area. Nobody knows how many moose the park or state have, except to say that it’s in the hundreds and growing. That’s great news from just 20 years ago when the state figured it had only 15 moose.
I’d love to see New Yorkers catch onto what Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont offer: guided tours to go out and see moose at dusk.

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