"We are happy indeed to stay in this wonderful, quiet place."
-- Bela Bartok, Composer, summer 1945, Saranac Lake, NY
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Information about the State Forest
Preserve at the NYS DEC web
Adirondack Regional Tourism -
travel and outdoor recreation guide
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511NY Traffic, Travel and Transit Info
current travel conditions and maps from the NYS Department of Transportation
The Adirondack Park
The Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by the State of New York
amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region.
Today the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous
United States, greater
in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon
National Park combined. The boundary of the Park encompasses approximately
6 million acres, nearly half of which belongs to all the people
of New York State and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever
wild” forest preserve. The remaining half of the Park is private
land which includes settlements, farms, timber lands, businesses,
homes, and camps.
More detailed information about the park can be found under
and Geographic Information, State Land, or the Research section
of our web site.
Area Statistics for counties,
towns and the park from the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development
Plan Map and State Land Map