Saratoga County received a tremendous gift in its northern reaches when New York State made the decision to transfer 709 acres of the 1,600 acres shuttered McGregor Prison property to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation as an addition to Moreau Lake State Park. Saratoga PLAN, NY Audubon, Open Space Institute, and local and state officials banded together to encourage the Governor’s office and the four state agencies involved to transfer the land to the park. The property, located in the Palmertown Range Conservation Area, includes the Grant’s Cottage Historic site and Lake Bonita and is a critical link for the trail planned from Moreau to Saratoga Springs.