The Adirondack Park in upstate New York is one of the most unique and spectacular areas of the eastern United States. The park encompasses about two-thirds of upstate NY -- it is a six million acre park that consists of both private and state land. Nearly half of it is wilderness area.
There are 46 mountains that exceed 4,000 feet in elevation -- the highest peak is Mount Marcy, at 5,344 feet. The Adirondacks have over 2,000 miles of hiking trails -- it is the largest and most complex hiking system of all American parks. Canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed on 30,000 miles of brooks and streams, 6,000 miles of rivers, and almost 3,000 lakes and ponds -- including Long Pond, of course!
The Adirondack Mountains also offer a variety of historic sites, museums, attractions, and quiet hamlets to explore. The opportunities and sites are endless!
For detailed information on the Adirondacks, visit the following web sites: