The Adirondack Park was created to be forever wild, but it is filled with privately owned homes, private clubs sitting on tens of thousands of privately held acres, and great camp compounds of wealthy families, passed down through generations. Along with the spirit of public benefit and openness, and free access to nature that compelled the State of New York to set aside this great Park as a protected haven for the people to enjoy, there is an equally compelling drive to keep parts of the Park very private, hidden from view. This is true in places like the Adirondack League Club and the Ausable Club in St. Huberts, New York. It is true, too, all around, in camps large and modest, whose owners tack POSTED NO TRESPASSING signs on every other tree. Private roads, private drives, private parks: these are everywhere mixed with the public lands that the State and the people have reserved for our own, and future, generations. There is a desire among property owners to shelter their Adirondack homes as secluded havens from the tempests of city life and, in a larger sense, to keep the secret to themselves.