Vacation in the Adirondacks

You can see for miles & miles....!
You can see for miles & miles....!

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It's View-tiful!
It's View-tiful!

6 Ways to Experience the Adirondacks


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We always fall for fall color
We always fall for fall color

This autumn, fall for our immense wilderness as it transforms into a range of gorgeous color.


You won't be-leaf how pretty it is!
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Perfect paddling
Perfect paddling

Fall paddling in Hamilton County makes for perfect conditions for a quiet paddle amid exceptional foliage!


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Hamilton County in the Adirondacks — it's a scenic paradise!

Hamilton County is located in the center of the 6-million acre Adirondack Park in northern New York state. With public recreation lands and waters totaling one million acres and comprising 95 percent of Hamilton county, there's amazing scenery around every corner, up every mountain, and down each river. And, while wilderness is always nearby, our villages are conveniently scattered throughout the region. We're the place where small towns and big outdoors come together with beautiful results, especially during the eye-popping fall foliage season!

As the least populated county in the state, Hamilton County is full of incredible mountains, vistas, lakes, rivers, and historic sites. Whether you're here for a day or a week, discover all the ways you can experience the Adirondacks!

A few fast Adiron-facts:

  • The term "vacation" was invented here! In the 1800s, city dwellers escaped from the heat and humidity of crowded areas by vacating to the Adirondacks!
  • The Adirondack Mountains are made of rocks more than one billion years old. Hamilton County has beautiful, peaceful mountains great for a hike, including Chimney Mountain, Goodman Mountain, and Snowy Mountain. Fall foliage makes hikes extra pretty and the views are superb on crisp autumn days.
  • An amazing 95% of Hamilton County is comprised of public lands including many sparkling lakes and backcountry ponds, including Indian Lake, Lake Lila, and Raquette Lake.
  • History has often been made here. The first hotel in the nation to have electricity was in beautiful Blue Mountain Lake, and the Great Camp-style of architecture can be seen all around the area.

Love Your ADK

By taking the Love Your Adirondacks Pledge and practicing Leave No Trace ethics you can help ensure that the forests, waterways, and communities of the Adirondacks remain beautiful and unique for generations to come.

 

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