Adirondack Groups Say Cuomo’s Luxury Campsite Plan Violates State Constitution

A proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to construct “glamping” — glamorous camping — facilities in the middle of the Adirondack Forest Preserve has drawn fire from conservation groups, which are mobilizing to fight the proposal if it is approved.

These groups fear the proposal would open the door to developing glamping facilities throughout New York’s vast network of state-owned forest preserve lands, diminishing the primeval character of timberland that has been protected by the state constitution since the late 19th century.