Discover the Adirondack Park
"I'll never forget." These words often mark the retelling of a cherished memory. Experience the thrill of first discovery in the Adirondack Region of Northern New York (also known as the ADKs). A six-million-acre civilized wilderness, dotted with quaint towns and charming lakeside villages, the Adirondack Region is open year-round for adventure. Explore nature parks, tour historic sites and play at our many family-friendly attractions. You'll never run out of things to do in the Adirondacks.
Named for the mountains within the park, the Adirondacks are part of the Northern Deciduous Forest, the largest temperate forest in the world. Larger than Vermont or Massachusetts; larger even than Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smokies and Yosemite national parks combined, the Adirondacks are a haven for outdoor recreation. Conveniently, this natural wonder is located within a day's drive for 60 million people.
Explore the Adirondack Regions
Let Mother Nature be your Adirondack vacation guide and explore all of the region's moving, wild landscape. From the St. Lawrence River region, known as the Adirondack Seaway, to the Adirondack Lakes' secret coves and island camp sites - here, you're only limited by your imagination. Expansive views of the pristine, primal Adirondack wild vary from the open spaces of the Western Adirondacks' Tughill Plateau, to the 46 High Peaks rising above it all.
Characterized by snowy winters that make the most of top ranked alpine ski centers and endless cross country ski trails; and warm, sunny summers perfect for hiking the High Peaks at lower elevations, boating, biking or golfing - the Adirondack Region is a year-round playground. In autumn, fun fall festivals are set against spectacular fall foliage displays. Spring offers world-class Hudson River whitewater rafting on the "big water" that makes the river famous.
Breathe deep the balsam scented air of the Adirondacks and you'll never forget your first adventure.