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Check Out These Brag-Worthy Adirondack Accolades & Awards

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. See accolades below collected since 2010 from a wide range of credible sources.

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The Adirondack Park was Ranked in the Top 1% of State Parks
2021 - Thrillist
Out of the 10,234 state parks that exist in the US the Adirondacks has been declared to be in the top 30 - that's the top 1% of state parks in the country.
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Two of America's 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns Are in the Adirondack Park
2018 - U.S. News Travel
Although America is home to plenty of beautiful small towns, two of the best are located in the Adirondack Park!
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Fall foliage near Lake Placid

Lake Placid Named A Top Small Town For Leaf Peeping By U.S. News
2017 - U.S. News
Between scenic drives and fun ways to see foliage, Lake Placid is no doubt a leaf peeper's paradise. (Photo: Lake Placid CVB/ROOST)
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Close up of mountain biker about to hit the trail

National Geographic Names Wilmington In "America's 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns"
2017 - National Geographic
Wilmington made the list thanks to its 20 miles of singletrack added over the last six years.
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View from the summit of whiteface mountain

Whiteface Mountain's Wilmington Trail Named Best Hike In NY
2017 -
While there are a few ways to reach the summit of New York's 5th highest peak, the Wilmington Trail offers the most rewarding trip. (Photo: Luke Dow)
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Man fly fishing on Indian River during the fall

The Adirondacks Make Lonely Planet's "Top 10 Best In The U.S. Travel Destinations For 2017"
2017 - Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet noted a variety of reasons the Adirondacks are a top destination including many year-round recreational activities.
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Lake Placid 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. (Photo: Sara Goodrow)
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Skier grinding an edge at the terrain park on Whiteface Mountain

Lake Placid Ranked One of North America's 10 Most Authentic Ski Towns
2016 -
It doesn't get more authentic than being the only place in North America to host two winter Olympic Games. (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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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. (Photo: William J. Gard)
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Whiteface Is One Of "25 Mountains Everyone Should Ski In Their Lifetime"
2015 - Business Insider Australia
Business Insider Australia cites the mountain's views, abundant of powder, and Olympic pedigree as reasons you must ski Whiteface. (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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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!
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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." (Photo: ORDA/Dave Schmidt)
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Lake Placid No.2 On 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors'
2014 - Travel + Leisure
The foliage along the Olympic Trail scenic byway got Lake Placid recognized as one of 'America's Best Towns for Fall Colors.'
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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.
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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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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.'
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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.
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