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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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Fireworks Shows

From July 1-4, Independence Day celebrations will be going on throughout the Adirondacks. You do not want to miss these spectacular fireworks shows!

I Love BBQ

Lake Placid's annual I Love BBQ & Music Festival will run from July 2-4 and feature live entertainment, pulled pork and rib tastings, and barbecue vendors all weekend long. 

Lake Placid Horse Show

From June 28 - July 8, the Lake Placid Horse Show will take place at the North Elba Show Grounds. Come watch as horses compete in various obstacle courses.

Don't Eat Fish Advisory

A fish consumption advisory has been issued by the New York State Department of Health for the Hudson River and other bodies of water.

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This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Sunrise from Whiteface Mountain - by Brecka Coonradt! See the image up close >>

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Upcoming Events

"Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons" Art Show

Today until Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Adirondack Quilt Camp, Long Lake

Today until Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic

Today until Wed, Jun 29, 2016

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Milfoil Removal Method is Working in Minerva Lake
After years of unsuccessful attempts of removing the invasive species milfoil from Minerva Lake, it seems that the newest method known as "DASH" (Diver Assisted Suction Harvesting) is showing positive results.  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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