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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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Holiday Guide

Have a fun, stress-free holiday season this year! Our guide has information on the season's best unique and local gifts, annual events, and more!

Snodeo 2016

Don't miss the 40th Annual Snodeo in Old Forge from December 9-11! Event highlights include a vintage snowmobile show, fun races, and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Holiday Village Stroll

Head to Lake Placid from December 9-11 for the annual Holiday Village Stroll! There will be activities for all ages, including live music, a jingle bell run/walk, a tree lighting, and more!

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Lake Placid's Cool Globes

To help raise awareness of climate change, the Village of Lake Placid will host an inspirational Cool Globes public art exhibit throughout the winter season.

Downhill Skiing Guide

The Adirondacks are full of great ski resorts and slopes for all skill levels. Our Downhill Skiing Guide will help you choose where to go for your next skiing adventure!

Photo Of The Week!

This Week's Adirondack Photo of the Week winner is... Snowy Peaks - by Marcello Genovese! See the image up close >>

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Festival of Trees at the Hancock House

Today until Sat, Dec 17, 2016

December Holiday Celebration


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Four local businesses, including the oldest continuously owned tavern in the Adirondacks, are under new ownership with big plans to serve the Adirondack region in style. Find out what's new on the business and restaurant scene!Photo provided by Deer's Head Inn  Continue Reading »

Vendor And Parade Participant Applications Accepted For Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
From holiday celebrations to winter carnivals, the fun never ends in the Adirondacks during the colder months. Renowned for its beautiful Ice Palace, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is set to return once again in 2017. If you'd like to be featured as a vendor Continue Reading »

Special Vintage Ski Train Packages Starting on January 13th
Do you typically ski at Gore Mountain, or enjoy other winter activities in North Creek? If so, you have an exclusive opportunity to take advantage of a complete winter ski package with a luxury train ride from the Saratoga & North Creek Railway!  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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