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You are invited to explore one of the USA's
largest state park in upstate New York. Visit the Adirondack Park,
our North Country - 1,000 million years old, 6 million acres, 160
miles wide, 1 mile high, 30,000 miles of streams, 1,000 miles of
rivers, 3,000 ponds and lakes, 2,000 miles of trails. We have a lot
The following are links to help you
your Adirondack vacation.
and whitewater adventures
The Adirondack Park was created in 1882 by the NY State Legislature
and includes 6 million acres of public and private land. The Park is
part of the Canadian Shield which are relative young mountains born
as a result of uplift, followed by etching and carving by glaciers.
The mountains continue to grow at a rate of 1.5 millimeters
annually! The Adirondacks is home to over 130,000 New Yorkers with
105 towns and villages. It is the most unusual park in the US with
its special untouched forest, thousands of ponds and lakes,
wilderness trails and spectacular mountains! The Adirondacks were
originally claimed by two Indian nations, the Iroquois and the
Algonquins. The name “Adirondack” is still challenged today; but
some say it is an authentic Indian word used by the Iroquois who
referred to the Algonquins who were forced to live of tree buds and
bark during hard winters. Other historians say is was derived from a
tribe of the St. Lawrence back in the 1500’s and meant “They off the
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