Sound too good to be true? It’s not! There’s an opportunity to transform the abandoned former Mount McGregor Correctional Facility that houses dormitories, a gymnasium, a lake and nearly 100 other structures.
Before it became a state penitentiary, the facility was a luxury resort during the 19th century, then later a tuberculosis sanitarium, and eventually became the Mount McGregor prison. Just last year, the prison was closed in an effort to save money due to the decline in inmate population.
A 325-acre lot of the facility property that contains more than 100 structures at the top of a mountain is currently for sale in Moreau, just north of Saratoga Springs. The other 750 acres will be given to NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to add to Moreau Lake State Park.