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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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Enjoy Winter in the ADKs

Ready to have fun this winter? Get info on upcoming events and festivals, find the best places for skiing and other activities, and more!

SnoCade

SnoCade is underway in the Town of Indian Lake: February 17 - 25! Activities will include human foosball, guided snowmobile tours, and a snowshoe softball tournament.

Frozen Fire & Lights

Enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, cardboard sled races, and more at Inlet's Frozen Fire & Lights winter carnival! The event will run from 10:00am-7:00pm on February 25.

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Winter Hiking Guide

Never been winter hiking? Learn the basics and be prepared by reading our Adirondack Winter Hiking Guide!

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SnoCade at Indian Lake

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What's New In The Adirondacks

DEC Announces Increased Risk of Avalanches in the High Peaks Region
Are you planning on exploring the Adirondacks during this week's February Break? Although recent snowfalls have made backcountry trails prime for snowshoeing and skiing, the fluctuating temperatures have also increased the risk of avalanches in the High Peaks Region. Continue Reading »

High Peaks Region Endangered by Increased Hiking Activity: What's the Solution?
Have the 46 High Peaks become too crowded? That's a question many environmental advocates have asked in response to the significant rise in the number of hikers recently.In addition to more hiking incidents, such as winter rescues, increased activity endangers natural resources. As we prepare Continue Reading »

Discover 13 Things To Do Over Presidents' Day Weekend In The Adirondacks
Presidents' Day is this coming Monday, and if you haven't gone on a winter vacation in the Adirondacks, now is one of the best times to do so. Winter carnivals are taking place throughout the region, and there are plenty of activities that kids and 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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