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Land along Hudson River to open

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By MICHAEL VIRTANEN
Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state plans to open for the first time a stretch of the upper Hudson River in stages this spring and fall.

The land was purchased in December for $12.4 million. It includes a 10-mile track of the river flowing south from Newcomb. The river wanders through deep forests in nearly tranquil water interrupted by stretches of mild and moderate rapids.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing a wilderness designation for the river and a swath of forest on both sides. It would allow two nearby parking areas for canoeists who want to leave the water.

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