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Experience the centuries-old tradition of outdoor exploration and adventure in the Adirondacks of Northern New York
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About The Adirondacks

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From the early 19th century, the deep woods and lakes of the Adirondack Mountains have beguiled empresses, inspired railroad tycoons and offered solace to poets, painters and authors. Spanning an astounding six million acres, the Adirondacks beckon each new generation to discover what it means to become part of an adventure story centuries in the making.

Six Million Acres - The Forever Wild Park

The Adirondack Region is one of the most diverse destinations on the East Coast, offering unparalleled outdoor recreation throughout its dazzling lakes, wild mountains, and charming towns and villages. Established in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region, the Adirondack Park today covers an area larger in size than New England, and more expansive than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the Great Smokies National Parks combined, and is the largest park in the lower 48 states.

Encompassing millions of acres of public, constitutionally protected forest preserve, as well as privately owned land, the Adirondack Park – in a word – is epic.

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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