Vacation in the Adirondacks

Wild and free
Wild and free

Fun abounds in the spring and summer! Don't just stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to. Chase some waterfalls!


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Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures

From whitewater rafting to hiking to biking, there is an adventure waiting for you in the Adirondacks!


Get out and play!
Experience History
Experience History

Attractions, tours, and historical sites in the wild heart of the Adirondacks!


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Explore Our Communities
Explore Our Communities

Explore the tight-knit communities of the central Adirondacks.


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Find the perfect place to stay
Find the perfect place to stay

For a romantic getaway or a weeklong family vacation, we have a lodging option that's perfect!


Rest easy

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!

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! Summer is the perfect time to visit.

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. You can even see some of these rocks on the many waterfall or fire tower hikes in the area.
  • Hamilton County is home to some of the wildest lakes in the Adirondacks, including Indian Lake, Lake Lila, and Raquette Lake. Raquette Lake is even the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks!
  • 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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