First Time Visitors

Welcome to the largest park in the lower 48, the Forever Wild, 6 million acre Adirondack Park of Northern New York.
Enjoy this quick tour of the Adirondack Mountains that scales the High Peaks, and traverses over 3,000 lakes and ponds in this six-million acre park.

The Adirondack Park lies four hours north of New York City, and two hours south of Montreal, spanning six-million-acres of mountains, lakes, rivers and valleys from the shores of Lake Champlain, to the expansive Tug Hill Plateau near Lake Ontario.

There are no fees to enter, no gates that close at night, just wilderness and the promise of adventure.

Discover the Adirondack Mountains

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 to go camping in NY, providing opportunities for island camping, backcountry 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.

Plan Your Visit to the Adirondacks

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 routes.

Additionally, our sample itineraries provide practical tips on where to go for leisurely exploration or extreme adventure, and where to find celebrated art museums and cultural exhibitions in the Adirondacks.

Within a day's drive for much of the Northeastern United States, as well as Ontario and Quebec, discover why the Adirondack Region is like no other place on earth. Hiking adventures await in the famed Adirondack High Peaks, and on the shores of a remote wilderness lake. And once you visit – you'll always return.

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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
Conquer the greatest vertical drop in the east at Whiteface Mountain, summit High Peaks and enjoy epic competitions year-round. From family-friendly festivals to quiet lakes and landmark events – discover the stunning beauty of the Lake Placid Region!
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Download Free Adirondack Travel Guides
Download Adirondack maps, fishing, scenic drives, hiking and paddling guides for FREE and plan a new Adirondack adventure!

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