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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

Planning to spend 4th of July in the Adirondacks? Make sure you attend one of these fantastic fireworks shows!

Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts

Join the community of Old Forge for the 45th annual Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts on July 2. Find handcrafted items, fudge, food, and more!

Book a Getaway

Get away to the Adirondacks this summer and stay at one of the region's beautiful cabins and cottages.

Paddling Guide

Want to go paddling but don't know where to start? Check out our paddling guide and get your boat in the water today!

Best NY State Hike has revealed their "Most Amazing Hikes in Every State," and the Wilmington Trail on Whiteface has been named New York's best!

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Photo Of The Week!

This week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... The View from Blue Mountain - by Scott A Ferris! See the image up close >>
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Adirondack Quilt Camp, Long Lake

Today until Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic

Today until Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

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What's New In The Adirondacks

Whiteface Mountain's Wilmington Trail Named Best Hike in NY
Another gold medal was recently awarded near the former Olympic village of Lake Placid. New York's winner of's "Most Amazing Hikes in Every State" was recently announced to be Whiteface Mountain, the legendary skier's haven and one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. [caption ] Continue Reading »

Celebrate Pollinator Week, Strawberries, and Early Summer in the Adirondacks This Weekend: June 23-25
It's time to step outside and embrace the sights and sounds of summer! The new season is officially underway, and there is no better way to celebrate it than with a fun-filled trip to the Adirondacks. This weekend, just some of the region's fantastic early Continue Reading »

On Again, Off Again Tupper Lake Resort Project Back On
Since its conception more than a decadeĀ ago, the Adirondack Club & Resort (ACR) around the town of Tupper Lake has faced many hurdles: lawsuits from environmental groups, financial stagnation, liens on ACR's assets, owed money in back taxes, and more. Throughout these challenges, developers Tom 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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