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The Adirondacks offer the highest peaks in New York State, thousands of miles of hiking trails and canoe routes, and numerous scenic highways and byways that draw visitors each year to the many towns, villages and hamlets that are scattered throughout the Adirondack Park. First-time visitors can choose from luxurious 5-star resorts, a week of solitude backpacking along a remote mountain trail or enjoying the many activities and amenities of a local campground. You might even find a piece of Adirondack real estate that's just right for you.

Many first time visitors to the Adirondacks are surprised to learn that "the Park" isn't a traditional park at all! You won't find an entrance gate guarded by conservation officers – but you will find a vibrant blend of public and private lands where thousands of people live, work and play amid the breathtaking Adirondack mountains, forests and streams.

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Memorial Day Events

Honor our fallen heroes this Memorial Day Weekend and attend a local ceremony or parade going on in the Adirondacks.

ADK Covered Bridges

The next time you plan a road trip into the Adirondacks, see if you can visit these 7 covered bridges!

Go Camping

Our Camping Guide is full of tips on NYS Park Campgrounds, primitive spots, staying in a lean-to, and more!

New Crown Point Monument

A new monument at Crown Point State Historic Site will complete the Knox Cannon Trail, which follows Colonel Knox's journey during the American Revolution.

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Introduction to Inkle Loom Weaving with Caroline Dvorak

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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What's New In The Adirondacks

Experience Outdoor Adventures & Activities in the Adirondacks This Weekend: May 19-21
If you've been holding out on your spring visit to the Adirondacks, now is the time to get moving! The weather is warming up throughout much of the region, and there is no shortage of outdoor activities to check out. This weekend, some of the Continue Reading »

New Monument to be Unveiled at Crown Point State Historic Site
Crown Point played an undeniably important role in the American Revolution, but the historic site did not get the recognition it deserved for a long time. All that will change this Saturday, May 13, at 1pm, when the Crown Point State Historic SiteĀ unveils a new Continue Reading »

Mother's Day Weekend in the Adirondacks: Brunches, Hikes, & Learning Something New
Learn something new and celebrate moms this weekend with special Mother's Day brunches and lunches in the Adirondacks. If the weather cooperates, CATS has a great hike planned for Saturday, so make sure your hiking boots are ready! Treat Mom for Mother's Day Mother's Day Brunches & Continue Reading »


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History of the Adirondacks

The 6-million-acre park, that comprises the Adirondack Mountains, was established by the New York State Legislature in 1892. It has evolved into a patchwork of public and private lands, where thousands of people live, work and play in a protected environment of mountains, forests and streams.

The private lands are primarily part of the the Adirondack Forest Preserve, a diverse system of State Lands created in 1885 by an act of the New York State Legislature as a conservation effort to stem widespread tree cutting that supported the many lumber, paper, leather tanning, and iron mining industries that predominated the 19th century landscape, as well as ensure the major transportation corridors of the day - the Hudson River and Erie Canal - would not suffer reduced flows from continued logging. This was one of the earliest acts of public land preservation in the nation.

In 1894, the Adirondack Forest Preserve was further strengthened by when these now often quoted words were added to the New York State Constitution:

"The lands of the state, now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed or destroyed."

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