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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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ADK Wine Fest

The 2016 Adirondack Coast Summer Wine Fest will be held on August 27, from 12:00PM-6:00PM, at Conroys Organics in West Chazy. Enjoy local wines and delicious food!

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High Peaks Antiques

Visit Marcy Airfield in Keene Valley on August 27-28 for the High Peaks Arts and Antiques Show. Adirondack memorabilia, art, and more will be on sale!

Cougar Reintroduction

A recent wildlife study has weighed the pros and cons of cougar reintroduction in the Eastern United States. 

Hiking 101

If you've never been hiking in the Adirondacks before or are bringing children along with you, be sure to check out our Beginners Hiking Guide for appropriate trails, safety tips, and more!

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Camping along the Raquette River - by Scott Hobson! See the image up close >>

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Upcoming Events

Cycle Adirondacks

Today until Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

Today until Sat, Aug 27, 2016

History on the Hudson: Lake Luzerne 2016 Summer History Ambassadors' Program

Today until Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Forging Your Own Blacksmithing Tools from Coil Springs with Patrick Quinn

Today until Sat, Aug 27, 2016

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Does Shaq Have the Skills to Survive the Adirondack Park?
We've seen Shaquille O'Neal dominate the basketball court, but can he tame the Adirondack wilderness? Tune in to NBC's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" this coming Monday and find out if Shaq has the skills to survive the Adirondacks! Continue Reading »

The Fate of the Moose Trademark Is In a Syracuse Court
Last year, one of the most iconic animals in the Adirondacks, the moose, was at the center of a trademark lawsuit between two brewing companies - Lake George's Adirondack Pub & Brewery and Canadian company Moosehead Breweries. The lawsuit was filed by Moosehead Breweries, and Continue Reading »

Top 6 Amazing Adirondack Weekend Events: August 26-28
Explore the Adirondacks this weekend at a coastal summer wine fest, an arts and antiques show, and four other awesome events! 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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