Discover Adirondack Recreation...
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.
Includes the park and outlying communities.
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A view of the setting sun over Lake George from Buck Mountain.
Sunset Over Lake George
A view of the setting sun over Lake George from Buck Mountain.
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Mt Jo Summit
Overlooking Heart Lake
Mt Jo Summit overlooking Heart Lake.
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Heart Lake Shoreline
Sunrise at Heart Lake
Sunrise at the Heart Lake shoreline with High Peaks in the distance.
Johnathan Esper •
Whitney Mountain
Whitney Mountain
Sunset view over the Lake Placid region.
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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 is in full bloom in the Adirondacks, and our deep lakes and towering mountains are alive with lush, green beauty that beckons you to explore.
Revel and reel during annual festivals, shop for luscious fruits and artisan crafts at farmers' markets or simply enjoy sinking into an Adirondack chair
on a quiet lake after a long hike in the mountains.

Adventurous Summer Activities

Summer is the time for new adventures like whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, wind surfing on Lake Champlain, mountain biking on rugged trails and stand-up paddle boarding on just about any of the Adirondack Region's 3,000 lakes, rivers and streams. The Adirondacks are a place for adventure and discovery – and summer is the season for road trips. Grab a map, pack some snacks and a swim suit, and make for the Adirondacks of Northern New York.

Summer Festivities & Events

The summer season unfolds with sporting competitions that pit athletes against the elements, open-air music festivals that will have you dancing under the stars and craft fairs that ensnare with the scent of fresh funnel cakes, strawberry shortcake, and farm fresh veggies and fruits. From mountain bike races to horse show competitions, sailing regattas to 4th of July fireworks – the Adirondacks welcome you to revel and relax this summer.

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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Your gateway to endless outdoor recreation in the Adirondack Park.
From hiking trailheads to fishing spots, start planning your next adventure now!
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