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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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Spring Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey hunting season has begun in the Adirondacks and NYS! The season started on May 1 and runs until the end of the month.

Daffest 2016

Daffest returns to Saranac Lake on May 5-8! Shake off the winter blues at this celebration of spring.

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Fort Ticonderoga Opening

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. Kick off the 2016 season at the Fort on May 7!

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... First Spring Paddle - by Evan & Hilary Williams! See the image up close >>

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Upcoming Events

National Small Business Week Celebration in Ticonderoga

Today until Sat, May 7, 2016

Babysitting Clinic at Old Forge Library


SCORE Volunteer Recruitment Breakfast


15th Annual Community Pride Day


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What's New In The Adirondacks

Public Access Expanded on 18,000 Acres of Northern Adirondacks
Actions will be taken towards increasing both non-motorized and motorized public access to a contiguous tract of lands in Franklin County.Photo credit: Ethan Miller Continue Reading »

2016 National Small Business Week Kicks Off Sunday, May 1
The nationally recognized Small Business Week is being celebrated on a smaller, more local scale.Photo credit: TACC Members Preparing for Small Business Week, photo provided. Continue Reading »

Adirondack Trail to Be Added to National Scenic Trail
Existing and emerging trails in the Adirondacks are being added to what will become the longest hiking trail in the entire country. 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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Ampersand Bay Resort & Boat Club - Boating and Lodging Package
Friends Lake Inn - Adirondacks Romance Package
Friends Lake Inn - Honeymoon Package
Trout House Village Resort - Dinner Special!!
Placid Bay Inn - Romantic Dinner for 2 at the Elegant Mirror Lake Inn Retail Package
Friends Lake Inn - Massage Package
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge - Memorial Day Getaway

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Beaver Brook Outfitters - 10% Off at our canoe/kayak center
Raquette Lake Navigation Company - Sagamore & Sail Package
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Lake George Escape Camping Resort - 3 Nights for the Price of 2!

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