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  • Mysterious airstrip just inside the blue line?

    Any information of what appears to be an airstrip located near Maple Lake just of of Wheelertown/Enos Road? The coordinates on google maps are 43.40785255074622, -75.08460960511151.

    The clearing appears to be approximately 2,000' x. 100' but I can't find it on any sectional maps. Google Earth suggests that it was cut sometime between 1995 and 2002 based on the satellite imagery.

    So it is a private airfield or a timber landing?

  • #2
    Here's a screen shot.
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    • #3
      It's private land, not sure what it much matters?

      Doubt it's for logging, even though I clearly see a number of timber plots nearby - none seem to connect to that.


      • #4
        Looks similar to this one

        Your mystery opening looks similar to this one at 44.32114, -74.77379. This opening is around 1400 feet long. Nearest obvious camps are 2 miles away.



        • #5
          Definitely an air strip, never saw a logging landing that needed to be 2000’ long. The landowners address is In Alaska, so good possibility he owns a airplane ?
          And as Montcalm stated, it’s private land .


          • #6
            Food plot? It's pretty long, but a few blinds spread out over its length would have it covered pretty well. Also, 100' wide seems pretty narrow for an airstrip in the woods


            • #7

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              • #8
                Looks familiar That might be the airstrip I landed with Daniel Christmas & customers.

                Only thing is, you have to buzz the runway first at a low (100 ft) altitude to scare away critters before landing.
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                • #9
                  Thank you Wldrns.