The Adirondack Park is one of the most spectacular natural attractions in New York and lies within a day's drive for much of the Northeastern United States, as well as Ontario and Quebec. Once you visit – you'll always return.
Discover why the Adirondack Mountains are like no other place on earth. There are no park fees to enter, no gates that close at night, just wilderness and the promise of adventure. Explore the hiking trails of the famed Adirondack High Peaks. Choose your own camping adventure under the stars. Unwind in the pristine lakes of the remote wilderness.
To make planning your visit to the Adirondacks easier, we offer a variety of FREE brochures available for download, with information about hiking across the region, scenic drives that include easy access to shopping and restaurants, as well as information about the best fishing spots and paddling. Additionally, our sample itineraries provide practical travel tips on where to go for leisurely exploration or extreme adventure, and where to find celebrated art museums and cultural exhibitions in the Adirondacks.
The Wild Center
The New York Times called it "stunning". The Wild Center, built in the heart of New York's six-million acre Adirondack Park, is a major new museum that mixes the indoors and outdoors, live and digital, in unusual ways.
Explore more than 100 towns and villages, each offering their own off-the-beaten path treasures — from gastro-pubs and Olympic sports, to centuries-old winter carnival celebrations, and boutique shops selling hand-crafted Adirondack furniture and goods.
Find lodging packages at luxury resorts tucked away on pristine mountain lakes, and a variety of family-friendly accommodations offering access to an array of attractions in any season. Search an extensive list of Adirondack vacation rentals to find unique places to stay — from yurts to condominiums, luxury cabins to comfy cottages.
The Adirondacks are a top destination for camping in NY, providing opportunities for island camping, back-country treks, guided Glamping excursions and handicap accessible lean-tos at campgrounds such as John Dillon Park in Long Lake. The Adirondack Region is a wilderness destination that everyone can access and enjoy.
The Adirondack Regions
The Adirondack Region features over 100 welcoming communities, mountains, lakes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs.
Spanning more than six million acres with over 100 welcoming communities, the Adirondack Region is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48. Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of twelve distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure. From the endless canoeing and kayaking in the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake regions, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region - discover an area as diverse in geography as it is in activities and events. Bicycle between wineries on the Adirondack Coast, or dive to sunken shipwrecks in the Adirondack Seaway near the Canadian Border. You're invited to explore the Lake George Region's family-friendly attractions and discover the Adirondack Tug Hill Plateau's one-of-a-kind recreation opportunities.