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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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Visit Fort Ticonderoga

Celebrate this year's Memorial Day at Fort Ticonderoga where there will be special programs all weekend long!

The ADK Museum Is Open

The Adirondack Museum is open for its 59th season! Check out the museum's new exhibits and surprises.
Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Museum

Famous Property Donated

The property of writer and "Adirondack Woodswoman" Anne LaBastille has been donated to New York State.

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... The view of Lake George from Sleeping Beauty - by Arien Cronk Photography! See the image up close >>

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Upcoming Events

North Country Arts' Sixth Annual "Youth Visions" Juried High School Art Exhibit

Today until Sun, May 29, 2016

Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Today until Sun, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend in Old Forge and at the Water's Edge Inn

Today until Mon, May 30, 2016

Introduction to Blacksmithing with Dick Sargent

Today until Mon, May 30, 2016

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Lone Forest Ranger Investigates Adirondack Plane Crash Mysteries
Over the years, many planes have crashed down in the Adirondacks, but a lot of the crash sites are remote, undocumented, or a mystery. To tell their stories, one forest ranger is investigating and documenting plane crash sites throughout the Adirondacks. Continue Reading »

Broadband Is On Its Way To The Adirondacks
If you live in a rural area of the Adirondacks, you have likely experienced the frustration of having little or even no internet connection. Thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New NY Broadband initiative program, internet access in the Adirondacks is expected to increase substantially by the Continue Reading »

Invasive Milfoil is Being Suctioned Out of Minerva Lake
The Town of Minerva has been attempting to rid their prized lake of the invasive plant species milfoil for the past decade with little success. This year, the removal method is being switched up for something new.Photo credit: Aurelia Straub   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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Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort - Midweek Fall Stay & Golf in Lake Placid
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Trout House Village Resort - Spring Romantic Getaway Special!!
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