The Adirondacks came in at an impressive #21 on the New York Times "The 46 Places to Go in 2013," joining the ranks of popular destinations like Rio de Janeiro and Paris!
It seems that those who call the Adirondacks NY home or are loyal vacationers to the area, will no longer be able to keep the majestic beauty we are intimately acquainted with a secret!
A popular haven for city-dwellers to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, the Adirondack region is a stunning mixture of forested mountains and unspoiled lakes and rivers.
America's largest state park has become an increasingly popular vacation spot, with its more than 6 million acres of "forever wild" constitutionally-protected land and 46 picturesque peaks! The New York Times states- "upstate New York wilderness is increasingly drawing a downstate crowd."
The New York Times makes reference to a new camping trend called "glamping," where taking lodge in the great outdoors is done with a certain amount of glamour and luxury - tents with cozy mattresses and meats cooked over an open flame and bathed in herbs!
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway is mentioned as well, although not by name, as "vintage trains that recently began running between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, which include fresh-to-order dining in domed rail cars." The railway serves as a scenic link between the conveniences of Saratoga Springs NY North Creek NY - the quintessential Adirondack small town with its remote beauty and long list of outdoor activities.
With the crowd that this distinction is sure to draw, the state's "Path Through History" app that helps visitors find their way around the Adirondacks (due out in the Spring!), will be extremely helpful.
Where is your favorite spot to enjoy the beauty of the Adirondacks?