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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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"End of Winter" Carnival

Head to Ticonderoga on March 7 for the First Annual "End of Winter" Carnival. There will be games, music, crafts, and ice skating PLUS local businesses will be offering specials all weekend long!

Hit The Slopes!

With all the recent snowfall, now is the perfect time to go downhill skiing! Spring is right around the corner, so take advantage of this weather while you still can.

Lake Placid Nordic Fest

The Lake Placid Nordic Festival is an event for beginners and experts alike! Enjoy instructional clinics, ski tours, and more!

Winter Festivals!

There are so many winter festivals in the region, from Lake George to Saranac Lake. Check out the schedule and plan your winter weekends accordingly!

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Dan Rock: Hoar Frost! See the image up close>>

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Lake Placid Nordic Festival

Today until Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Lumberjack Scramble

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

American Tinsmithing Basics with Walt Fleming

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Willow Wood Farm Grand Opening Celebration!
Willow Wood Farm, located at 3489 NYS Route 74 in Ticonderoga, will be having a grand opening celebration on Thursday, February 5 at 4:00pm! This event, hosted by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will provide members of the community with the opportunity to see Continue Reading »

Whiteface Makes Top 25 Mountains!
Ski bums and snowboarders, rejoice! The ADKs are gaining some big recognition, once again. Business Insider Australia has named Whiteface Mountain as one of the 25 mountains that everyone should ski in their lifetime. That's right - only 25 mountains named, and Whiteface made the cut!© Continue Reading »

Winter Carnival Recognized By Condé Nast
Around here, most people know that the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is an amazing event. Where else can you find so many great activities in one place, not to mention a one-of-a-kind Ice Palace?! It's about time that the Winter Carnival got the widespread recognition 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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