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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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StreetFest 2016

This year's annual StreetFest in Downtown Ticonderoga will take place on July 30 from 10:00AM-3:00PM. Don't miss out on all the activities, vendors, food, and live music.

ididaride 2016

The annual ididaride bike tour is taking place this Sunday! Riders will see the majestic peaks of the ADKs on a gorgeous 75-mile bike loop.

Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II

Paddling Guide

Want to go paddling but don't know where to start? Check out our paddling guide and get your boat in the water today!

Murder at Big Moose Lake

Have you heard the shocking story behind the 1906 Murder at Big Moose Lake?

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Sunrise from Whiteface Mountain - by Brecka Coonradt! See the image up close >>

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Upcoming Events

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

Today until Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Shaker Oval Boxes (Basic) with Eric Pintar

Today until Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Smoke Eaters Jamboree In Warrensburg, NY

Today until Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Annual CAN-AM International Rugby Tournament

Today until Sun, Jul 31, 2016

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Don't Miss Out On These 8 Fun Weekend Events: July 29-31
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Warrensburg's Water Street to Receive Three Park Installations
While it's always fun to take a walk through a park, it can be just as nice to stick around and relax for a bit. Over in Warrensburg, you'll be able to do both in three different spots along Water Street - at Cal Engle Continue Reading »

24th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show on August 7th
The 24th Annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held on Sunday, August 7th, in Ticonderoga's Bicentennial Park from 9am to 4pm. Participants will be competing for several different awards, including an opportunity to qualify for a car show in Boston.Photo provided   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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