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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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Sunrise Over Lake Pleasant In The Adirondacks
Sunrise Over Lake Pleasant In The Adirondacks
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
Springtime In The Adirondacks
Springtime In The Adirondacks
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
World-class fishing in the Adirondacks.
Spring Fishing In The Adirondacks
World-class fishing here in the Adirondacks.
Learn More Evan Bottcher
Aurora Borealis Over The Adirondacks
Aurora Borealis Over The Adirondacks
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
Heart Lake Shoreline
Sunrise at Heart Lake
Sunrise at the Heart Lake shoreline with High Peaks in the distance.
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
Mt. Colden with Canola Plants
Adirondack Plants and Wildflowers
Panoramic view of Mt. Colden, Mt. Jo and Wright Peak with a large field of yellow Canola plants in the foreground in the High Peaks region.
Colin D. Young

The Adirondacks of Northern New York

Summer in the Adirondacks is all about chasing adventure – on mountain trails and mountain bikes, in rivers and lakes, and deep forests shaded by towering pine and balsam trees. Whatever adventure means to you, you'll find it here in Northern New York. Discover new microbrew and wine trails, secluded beaches, and remote islands where you can pitch a tent and watch the sun set and the stars come out.

New This Summer in the ADKs

This summer, the Adirondacks unveil a whole host of new attractions and things to do. First up: Posh Primitive, a new glamping destination in the Lake George Area offering elegant camping in a rustic setting. The Wild Center's new attraction, the Wild Walk, opens July 4th and will welcome visitors to hike along the treetops at the Tupper Lake museum. Beyond, everything from Fort Ticonderoga's new Carillon Boat Cruises to new foodie festivals ensure the Adirondacks are ramping up for an exciting summer season.

Go Outside!

As one of the largest outdoor recreation destinations in the country, the Adirondacks' treasures are found in its mountains, on lakes and streams, and along the thousands of miles of trails that connect the wilderness to civilization. This summer, chase fireflies, try stand-up paddle boarding, hike a mountain or rent a boat and go fishing. Summer in the Adirondacks is a special season, one that can make you feel like a kid again. Now, listen to your mother and go play outside!

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 palace 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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Adirondacks, Experience It!
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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