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Hiking in the Adirondacks - Hurricane Mountain
Hiking in the Adirondacks - Hurricane Mountain
Jeremy Ackerman
Morning view from tent in the Adirondacks
Connor Brady
Fly Fishing The Adironacks - West Branch of the Ausable River
Mt Jo Summit
Overlooking Heart Lake
Mt Jo Summit overlooking Heart Lake.
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com
Springtime In The Adirondacks
Springtime In The Adirondacks
Johnathan Esper • www.wildernessphotographs.com

The Adirondacks of Northern New York

After a long winter, the Adirondacks welcome spring in a spectacular fashion. Trees bloom on the mountainsides. Ice retreats off lakes and streams. Hibernation season is over – it's adventure time once more!

Find Your Flow

Long, sunny days have melted the snow off the frozen mountains, swelling rivers and streams below. That means it's officially waterfall season in the Adirondacks. Pull over to gape at a stunning roadside cascade, or make it an adventure day and hike into a picturesque waterfall thundering at full volume. It's a photographer's dream, and a great backdrop for a spring picnic. The influx of water also creates epic whitewater rafting conditions. Long, scenic sections of the Hudson River make the Adirondacks one of the top rafting destinations in the Northeast. Hop in a raft and brace yourself for the cold splash! Water isn't the only thing flowing at full speed. Spring is when Adirondack maple sugaring kicks into high gear. Visit a sugar shack for a behind-the-scenes look at how the region's sweetest treat is made. Make sure you pick up a pint and some maple candy to take home with you!

Return to the Outdoors

If you've spent the last few months hiding from the snow and cold indoors, now is the time to get back outside! Embrace the warmer weather by kicking off the Adirondack camping season. From state and private campgrounds to backcountry lean-tos and tent sites, there are countless places to set up camp. Enjoy a peaceful night under the stars with a cozy campfire and a delicious, freshly-roasted s'more. Can't wait to cast a line? Dig your fishing pole and waders out of their place in the closet – spring fishing is underway. Reel in a hungry bass, walleye, or trout from one of the region's pristine lakes or rivers. After a cold winter, you can bet the fish will be biting! And the fish aren't the only animal making a comeback. Grab your binoculars and get back to birding. Hit the trails or post up on a shoreline to catch a glimpse of returning migratory birds as well as the region's year-round feathered friends.

The Adirondack Regions
The Adirondack Regions feature over 100 welcoming communities, mountains, lakes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs. Spanning more than six million acres, the Adirondack Mountains are home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States. 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.
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