State buys land in Fulton County

MAYFIELD – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the state purchased more than 8,000 acres of Adirondack land, including a property in Fulton County.

The state has purchased the 3,800-acre Benson Road Tract in town, according to a news release.

The state announced in 2012 it would purchase 69,000 Adirondack acres over five years for $49 million, intending to free up the land for recreation.

The state previously said officials plan to use the Benson Road Tract for snowmobile connector trails in the town and Bleecker.