NYS proposal would make former Frontier Town theme park into ‘Gateway to the Adirondacks.’
A local favorite may find new life as a “Gateway to the Adirondacks.”
Frontier Town theme park has been sitting dormant since it closed in 1998. It had welcomed families for the decades after opening in 1952, a time of cultural fascination with the imagined old west.
Now the roughly 300 acre park may become a springboard for Adirondack Adventures.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State proposes creating a “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at the former site.
The gateway (or hub as it is also referred to) would included a DEC campground and day-use area along the Schroon River, as well as equestrian trail riding, a festival/event center, and interactive exhibits highlighting the history of the Adirondacks.
Governor Cuomo’s proposal would require legislative approval. Cuomo says the idea was developed through work done by the Open Space Institute and five neighboring Adirondack towns.
Cuomo’s proposal also notes private business would partnered with the state to develop the space. A brewery would invest money in expanding operations at the site, using a $200,000 incentive provided by the Empire State Development Corporation.
Feeling nostalgic? Check out these pictures of the old Frontier Town.
Source: 810 & 103.1 WGY