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Adirondack Recognition

The Adirondack Park is a very unique parcel of land, and has been for hundreds of years. With 6 million acres there is virtually no limit on the enjoyment that can be found here. Hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, paddling, fishing & hunting, skiing and snowboarding are just a few of the favorites across the area.

It's no wonder that residents and visitors alike love the Adirondacks.

But it's more than just talk! The Adirondacks have been receiving nods from some big names! Below is a record of accolades that the Adirondacks has received just since 2010.

These distinctions come from a wide range of credible sources, including well-known news outlets, national television shows and top travel magazines. They have all given the Adirondacks some much deserved recognition!

Check out the list below to see which areas of excellence the Adirondacks have been recognized for.

Adirondacks Recognition and Accolades:

lake placid Lake Placid's Makes List Of "The Most Beautiful Towns In America"
2016 - Condé Nast Traveler
Lake Placid's rolling mountains and 2,173-acre lake caught the attention of Condé Nast Traveler and led to the village being one of 17 recognized as the most beautiful. (Photo: Sara Goodrow)
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mirror lake Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Named One Of "6 Most Beautiful Lakes In The U.S."
2015 - recognized Mirror Lake's natural beauty and abundance of water-based activities as the primary criteria that influenced its rankings. (Photo: William J. Gard)
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whiteface mountain Whiteface Is One Of "25 Mountains Everyone Should Ski In Their Lifetime"
2015 - Business Insider Australia
Business Insider Australia cites the mountain's 360-degree views, abundance of powder, and Olympic pedigree as reasons you must ski Whiteface in your lifetime.
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saranac lake winter carnival Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Makes World's Top 10 Most Spectacular Cold Weather Festivals
2015 - Condé Nast Traveler
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival was named one of the "Top 10 Most Spectacular Cold Weather Festivals" in the world by Condé Nast Traveler!
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skiier Lake Placid Named One Of 'East's Most Livable Ski Towns'
2014 - Liftopia
Lake Placid was named among the elite in Liftopia's compilation of the "East's Most Livable Ski Towns," as voted on by self-proclaimed "ski bums."
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foliage Lake Placid No.2 On 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors'
2014 - Travel + Leisure
The foliage along the Olympic Trail scenic byway provides "a striking show of color for its 170 miles" and encouraged Travel + Leisure readers to name Lake Placid one of 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors.'
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adirondack mountains Adirondacks Named Top Among 'Places To Go' By NY Times
2013 - The New York Times
The are Adirondacks named among the 'Top 46 Places To Go In 2013' a list that includes destinations from across the globe that offer the creme de la creme in art, luxury, adventure and natural beauty.
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winter in the adirondacks CNN Names Lake Placid A Real-Life Wonderland
2012 - CNN
The article describes Lake Placid as a wonderful place for outdoor recreation surrounded by six million acres of the Adirondack Mountains.
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adirondack mountains Trekaroo Names Adirondacks on 'Top 10 Things For Families To Do In New York State'
2012 - Trekaroo
Trekaroo names visiting the Adirondacks among the 'Top 10 Things for Families to Do in New York State.' The Adirondacks are mentioned as the number six rated activity: Channel the Olympic Spirit!
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lake placid shops Forbes Names Lake Placid NY One Of America's 20 Prettiest Towns
2010 - Forbes Magazine
According to Forbes Travel, Lake Placid NY ranks among America's 20 Prettiest Towns with its "classic Main Street, pine-speckled hills and pristine small lakes."
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