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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 Fall in the ADKs

Although snow has fallen in some parts of the Adirondacks, winter is still a few months away. Find info on pumpkin picking, Halloween, and more in our regional Fall Guide.

Ready For Halloween?

It's Halloween season in the Adirondacks! Check out all of the upcoming spooky parades, tours, and events!

Overnight Winter Train Services

Saratoga & North Creek Railway will offer new overnight winter services beginning January 13th, 2017. Guests will be able to stay in a sleeper car and take advantage of a shuttle service to Gore Mountain.

ADK Hiking Guide

If you're planning a hiking trip in the Adirondacks, dress warm! The fall weather is getting chillier, but if you still want to go, our Hiking Guide has you covered this season!

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This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Fall at Moxam Mountain - by Jeffrey Kellogg! See the image up close >>

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What's New In The Adirondacks

Ticonderoga Ferry Ends 2016 Season Early Due To Low Lake Levels
For many, the Ticonderoga Ferry is a fun and convenient way to travel across Lake Champlain between Ticonderoga, NY and Shoreham, VT. However, Lake Champlain's water levels have been below normal for this time of year, forcing the ferry service to shut down early on Continue Reading »

Halloween is Here! Enjoy Fun & Spooky Events This Weekend in the Adirondacks
Halloween is fast approaching, so hopefully you've already picked out your costume for this year! If you're looking for ways to celebrate this spooky holiday in the Adirondacks, there are plenty of parades and entertainment for kids, teens, and adults happening from Friday, October 28 Continue Reading »

U.S. Figure Skating Selects Lake Placid As Host Of 2017 Skate America
The Village of Lake Placid is renowned for its Olympic facilities, particularly its historic ice rinks. Next year, U.S. Figure Skating will bring Skate America to Lake Placid's 1980 Herb Brooks Arena for three days of world-class competition!Photo courtesy of 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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