LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - State officials say millions of dollars will be spent to upgrade outdoor recreational sites across New York, including a popular beach in the Adirondacks.
Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens announced Monday that $17 million worth of work will be done at beaches, campgrounds, fishing sites and other state-run recreational properties.
Most of the funding - $11 million - will go toward improving sites in the eastern Adirondacks.
That portion of the funding includes $3 million in improvements at Million Dollar Beach on the southern end of Lake George. The work will include repaving the parking lot and access road with "porous" pavement designed to filter storm water before it gets to the lake.
The project will start this fall and be finished in early 2015.