If you have ever traveled along Route 73 near Lake Placid or any of the other roads that access the Adirondack High Peaks, you know that there are hundreds of cars parked along the roadside. To alleviate the parking and hiking gridlock, a reservation system is in place.
May and June are the nesting seasons for turtles across New York state. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants you to "give turtles a break" when traveling roadways in the Capital Region and beyond. They cross the streets to find nesting areas.