Outdoor Recreation

Grab your bike, lace up your boots, and head to the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York State.
Whitewater Rafting in the Lake George Region

Whitewater Rafting in the Lake George Region

Lake George Region
Camping in the Lake George Region

Camping in the Lake George Region

Lake George Region
Paddle trip down the Little Tupper Lake

First day out on Little Tupper. Heading to Rock Pond for the night

James Frazier

Here, adventure beckons with an irresistible pull to be amid wilderness so vast, the possibilities stretch as far as the eye can see, and the spirit can soar.

Spring in the Adirondacks means one thing: epic whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, and when you get record-breaking snowfall during winter, you get challenging Class IV and V rapids equal to anything found out west this time of year. Find experienced guides and outfitters who have been navigating the Hudson River's twists and turns for years, and prepare for adventure during the Adirondacks "big water" spring rafting season.

Take the adrenaline sports rush down a small notch with an afternoon of mountain or road biking around the Adirondacks. From the Lake Placid Region's growing number of mountain biking trails, to the scenic road cycling routes found throughout the region and along the Adirondack Coast of Lake Champlain, there are very few places two wheels can't take you in the Adirondacks.

Don't forget: If you're planning on camping in the Adirondacks this year, spring is a great time to book your site. Popular campgrounds such as the Saranac Lake Islands in the Adirondack Lakes Region, can sell out fast during peak travel times and you don't want to miss out on your own piece of paradise, do you?

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The Adirondack Park is a six million acre playground of endless outdoor recreation - bigger than Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smokeys, Yellowstone, and Glacier national parks ... combined! Over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 lakes and ponds and 1,200 miles of rivers are waiting for you. Begin planning your next outdoor adventure right now and discover the amazing recreation opportunities the Park has to offer.
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