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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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2016 Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is one of the most popular events of the season. Head to Saranac Lake February 5-14 to experience the fun for yourself!

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There are so many winter festivals in the region, from Lake George to Lake Placid and beyond. Check out upcoming events and plan your winter weekends accordingly!

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There's plenty of fun to be had this time of year in the Adirondacks! Check out our Winter Guide for events and activities you can enjoy this season.

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Today until Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Crossroads and Destinies: Charcoal and Graphite Drawings by Rodney Bentley

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Hague Winter Weekend

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 until Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Winterfest in Indian Lake

Fri, Feb 12, 2016 until Sun, Feb 14, 2016

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Updates
The 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival officially begins tomorrow! Check out these last-minute updates from the Committee regarding the Gala Parade and the Carnival's headquarters.2015 Gala Parade, photo provided by SLWC Committee Continue Reading »

Empire State Winter Games Making Adjustments For Weather
One thing is for sure, this winter has been far from typical! Temperatures this week hit the 40s, which is good for those looking forward to spring, but bad for organizers of the Empire State Winter Games - set to take place at a number Continue Reading »

5 Events You Can't Miss This Weekend: February 5-7
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening throughout the Adirondacks!Empire State Winter Games, photo provided by Lake Placid CVB/LakePlacid.com 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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