Adirondack Park

 
The Adirondack Region in northern New York State is comprised of the 8 counties that make up the majority of the Adirondack Park: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Warren. The Adirondack Park is well known for its natural places: vast forests, quiet backcountry ponds and rugged High Peaks.
 
Adirondack Park is bounded by St. Lawrence River and the Tug Hill Plateau in the west, to Lake Champlain and Lake George in the east, a region of over six million acres which contains the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River.  Adirondack Park is larger than the entire State of Vermont. The spectacular park  and its associated networks of hiking, paddling, and winter recreation opportunities, is a park unlike any other. There is no entrance, and it is open all the time! The Adirondack Park is also home to over one hundred year round communities. These communities provide the services that enable visitors to enjoy everything that the park has to offer.

The Adirondacks offer the highest peaks in New York, 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. Visitors can choose from luxurious 5-star resorts, a lakeside cabin, a week of solitude backpacking along a remote mountain trail, or enjoying the activities and amenities of a local campground. 

Many  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.  If this is your initial visit to the Adirondacks with its pure air and uspoiled scenery, a stay here is quite likely to be the first of many.

 

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"I've been all across the country; the Adirondacks are a national treasure. It renews me. It just gets you in touch with nature and it's just one of the really special places on the planet - period."      New York Governor  Andrew Cuomo