The Adirondacks

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The Adirondacks

The Adirondack Park extends across six million acres in upstate New York and supports over 3,000 lakes & ponds, 30,000 miles of rivers & streams, and 2,000 miles of hiking trails.

Named for the mountains within the park, the Adirondacks are part of the Northern Deciduous Forest, the largest temperate forest in the world. It’s larger than Vermont or Massachusetts; larger even than Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smokies, and Yosemite national parks combined. The park is the largest in the lower 48 states.

The Adirondack Peaks range anywhere from 1,200 feet tall to well over 5,000 feet tall and the 46 tallest summits above 4,000 feet are called the High Peaks.

Characterized by snowy winters that make the most of top-ranked alpine ski centers and endless cross-country ski trails; and warm, sunny summers perfect for hiking the High Peaks at lower elevations, boating, biking or golfing - the Adirondack Region is a year-round playground. In autumn, fun fall festivals are set against spectacular fall foliage displays.

One of the first places to receive Forever Wild status in United States, these mountains have been cherished as an outdoor playground, accessible and open to all.

Explore nature parks, tour historic sites, and play at the many family friendly attractions. You'll never run out of things to do in the Adirondacks.

Whether you're a life-long resident or a first time visitor, the Adirondack Mountains are yours to explore.