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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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Plan Your Camping Trip

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

Daffest 2017

Daffest returns to Saranac Lake on April 27-30! Stop by to see the flowers and enjoy tons of local spring activities.

Hadley Maple in April

Celebrate all things maple at Hadley's Maple in April Festival on April 29 & 30. This two-day event features maple products, a car show, vendors, and more!

Eat ADK 2017

For 2017, Eat ADK Restaurant Week in the Lake Placid Region will expand to four additional communities on April 27 through May 4.

No Trains in the Tri-Lakes Area

New York State has decided not to issue a permit for trains to operate on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in the Tri-Lakes area this year.

Photo Of The Week!

This week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Fisherman on Brant Lake - by Jeffrey Kellogg! See the image up close >>
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12 Great Events To Try In The Adirondacks This Weekend: April 28-30
We're about halfway through spring and there is much to look forward to in the Adirondacks. The daffodils are blooming in Saranac Lake, and openings and celebrations are happening from Ticonderoga to Hadley and beyond. Plan a trip to the Adirondacks this weekend and check out some of Continue Reading »

The Adirondack Experience: What Should You Expect at the Former Adirondack Museum?
Ahead of the opening of its 60th season, the acclaimed Adirondack Museum has decided to redefine itself to better reflect all that the institution has to offer today. Now going by the name Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, visitors can look forward to seeing the same Continue Reading »

9 Events & Earth Day Activities You Should Attend In The Adirondacks This Weekend
If you haven't visited the Adirondacks this spring, what are you waiting for? The weather is improving week by week, and you can always find a way to have fun this season. To help you get started, check out these Adirondack events and Earth Day activities 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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