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The Adirondacks Travel Region

Adirondack Forest Preserve- The Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York are home to the 6-million acre Adirondack Park, a patchwork of public and private lands protected under state law. More than 2.6 million acres within the park are owned and managed by the state. There are 16 wilderness areas with
a total area of about 1 million acres. About 1.3 million acres of Forest Preserve land are classified as Wild Forest and approximately 2 dozen Primitive Areas total 51,000 acres.

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Description - The Adirondacks Travel Region is one of New York's most visited regions. The massive green space boasts 45 golf courses, 17 private campgrounds, 47 public campgrounds, 3,000 ponds and lakes, 6,000 miles of rivers and the nation's largest trail system with 2,000 miles of pathways.

Attractions - The Adirondacks Travel Region offers something for every outdoor recreation taste. Thousands of acres of woodlands with numerous acres of waterways play host to boaters, swimmers and anglers who find opportunities at nearly every turn. Campers and hikers have hundreds of choices too. Being host to the largest state park east of the Mississippi, Adirondack State Park is a favorite backcountry destination. From nature study, to resort theme parks to a dude ranch to fabulous scenic drives, the Adirondack Travel Region offers years of exploration and adventure.

Recreation - Rest and relaxation seems to describe the Adirondacks. Countless forms of recreation include golf, multi-use trails, backpacking, sailing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, hunting, viewing migrations, sight seeing, scenic driving, viewing historical sights, snow shoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, fine dining and much, much more.

Climate - The Adirondacks has a varied climate with average January temperatures from below 14 degrees reaching to 18 Fahrenheit (below -10 to -8 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). There are fewer than 100 days of frost-free growing season in the Adirondacks. Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The southwestern slopes of the Adirondacks, Tug Hill in particular, receives more than 44 inches.

Location - The Adirondacks Travel Region is located in northern New York with boundaries on the eastern edge that include Lake Champlain, The Saratoga / Capital Travel Region lies to the south and the Central Travel Region touches the southwest corner of the Adirondacks. Looping from the western area up to the north and over to Lake Champlain is the Thousand Islands Travel Region.

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Contact Information:
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, 136 Warren Street, P.O. Box 158 , Glen Falls, VA, 12801, Phone: 888-516-7247
, mail@adirondackchamber.org

Additional Information:
New York Travel Regions - The state of New York is divided into twelve travel regions. Over 170 State Parks are found throughout the state with numerous public land holdings in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce - Local information
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council - Local information


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