For centuries, the Adirondack Region has been a summer haven - a place to escape the heat, reunite with friends and enjoy life's simpler pleasures. With more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and seemingly endless rivers and streams, the vast beauty of the Adirondack Park affords a precious luxury – the ability to dive into a new adventure or simply relax amid the region's stunning natural wonders.
Tackle some of the best whitewater rapids east of the Rocky Mountains and go Hudson River whitewater rafting. Class IV and V rapids mellow as summer progresses, providing the perfect whitewater conditions for families and groups. Spend the night under a glittering canopy of stars and experience island camping in the Adirondack Lakes Region. With 175 campgrounds, the region offers a variety of Adirondack mountain, lake and river camping opportunities. From family-friendly amenities to backcountry tenting in the vast wilderness – the Adirondacks are a premier New York camping destination.
This summer, Adirondack arts communities lift the curtain on unique festivals, fairs and live performances. Join The Hyde Collection for "My Summer Place," a summer of events celebrating the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, or the community of Saranac Lake for the annual Adirondack Arts & Heritage Festival offering 10 days of artistic and cultural events. Sample unique vintages along the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail and enjoy foodie events and traditional local festivals in communities throughout the Adirondacks.