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The Adirondack Park is a six million acre playground of endless outdoor recreation - bigger than Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smokeys, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks ... combined! Over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds and 1,200 miles of rivers are waiting for you. Begin planning your next outdoor adventure right now and discover the amazing recreation opportunities the Park has to offer.
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Panoramic of Heart Lake from Mt Jo Secret Cliffs
Panoramic of Heart Lake from Mt Jo Secret Cliffs
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Whitney Mountain
Whitney Mountain
Sunset view over the Lake Placid region.
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
McKenzie Pond from Baker Mt Treetop
McKenzie Pond from Baker Mt Treetop
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
Autumn on Tupper Lake from Rte. 30
Autumn on Tupper Lake from Rte. 30
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com

The Adirondacks of Northern New York

In the Adirondacks, autumn descends with a whisper of cool air, rich with the scent of changing leaves and balsam fir. Experience the magic of autumn in the Adirondacks during the longest fall foliage season in the Northeast, and discover a rich variety of fall festivals – from Adirondack renditions of Oktoberfests to wine and harvest events. Find unique ways to explore Northern New York, whether on a scenic flight, historic boat tour or hot air balloon ride.

Adirondack Fall Festivals and Events

Fall is a time of harvest and celebration in the Adirondacks, with annual fall events that capture the magic of the changing seasons and traditions that inspire adventures. Take a hot air balloon ride during the Adirondack Balloon Festival, sample local treats at the Cream Cheese Festival, or dance the day away at a Bluegrass Festival. From cultural celebrations that unite friends and family, to unique entertainment and scenic foliage tours – experience the rich variety of fall in the Adirondack Region.

Quiet Adirondack Adventures

Walk through apple orchards and forests glowing in the golden light of aspen, sugar maple and sweet birch, tour historic sites and enjoy an evening boat cruise on a scenic Adirondack lake. Hiking trails offer solitude and stunning views as the summer crowds fade, and campgrounds remain open, providing one last opportunity for sleeping under the stars before the snow flies. Travel aboard scenic Adirondack railroads for a unique leaf-peeping experience, or drive along one of the many picturesque Byways, perfect for afternoon cruising and scenic motorcycle rides.

The Adirondack Regions
Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh
Sail the historic shores of Lake Champlain and experience Adirondack history, from the Battle of Plattsburgh to the Mayor’s Cup Regatta. Fish for bass, visit Ausable Chasm and enjoy winery tours. Adventure awaits on the Adirondack Coast!
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Adirondack Lakes
Explore the Wild Center, tour a castle of ice at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival or camp on an island. From the slopes of Titus Mountain, to the fairways of the Malone Golf Club, the Adirondack Lakes Region offers year-round adventure on land and water!
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Adirondack Seaway
Dive to sunken shipwrecks, navigate the St. Lawrence River and visit Singer Castle, rising from Dark Island. Discover Akwesasne culture, Frederic Remington’s artistic legacy and waterfall hiking trails. The Adirondack Seaway offers mystery at each turn!
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Adirondack Wild
Discover the Adirondack Museum on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake, join fellow birders for migrations and enjoy the wilderness. Home to Great Camps, Hudson River whitewater rafting & miles of scenic drives – experience the heart of the Adirondack Wild!
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Adirondacks Tug Hill
Race along miles of recreation trails from towering plateau to scenic farmland. Paddle the Black River Canoe Trail, ski Snow Ridge, tour Tug Hill Vineyards and enjoy events like the Cream Cheese Festival. Live deeply and connect in the Tug Hill Region!
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Lake George Region
As the southern gateway to the Adirondack Region, this area showcases an unforgettable collaboration of mountain air, hometown flair, unparalleled wilderness, historic landmarks, and one of the largest collections of America’s cleanest bodies of water.
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Lake Placid
From Lake Placid and Saranac Lake in the High Peaks to the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain to the Schroon Lake region, the varied terrain of this part of the Adirondacks offers a variety of outdoor, historic and scenic experiences to match!
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