Adirondacks, New York
About Adirondack Region
The Adirondack Region is located in the northeastern part of the state of New York, USA. It takes up approximately a third of the state's land area.
The region is particularly unique in that it features the highest mountain peaks in the state of New York. Forty-six of its highest peaks are called "The 46" Adirondack High Peaks. These High Peaks are, for the most part, over 4,000 feet high and were first climbed between 1918 and 1924 by brothers Robert and George Marshall.
Things to Do in the Adirondacks
Since it contains the highest peaks in New York, beautiful forests, Wildflowers, farmlands, stunning lakes, rivers and ponds, the Adirondack region has many exciting activities to offer!
Within the wild landscape that the Adirondack Region is famous for, there are miles upon miles of hiking trails, great golf, boating, horseback riding, swimming, scuba diving, canoe and whitewater rafting destinations, fabulous cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities, scenic highways and byways, and more - making the Adirondack region an extremely popular tourist destination.
If you're particularly adventurous and ambitious, become a member of the "Forty Sixers" by climbing the all forty-six High Peaks!
Of course, the Adirondack region is also rich with culture and history. Be sure to visit some of the small towns, villages and hamlets. Take in some great shopping, a trip to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake or to the various historical and cultural attractions throughout the region. You can even take in a Broadway show the laid-back Adirondack way - at the Depot Theatre, which is located in a historic train station near Lake Champlain and the mountains.
There are many options for accommodations in Adirondack Region year round. Among the many villages and towns in the Adirondack Region, you'll find luxury 5-star hotels, motels, inns, resorts, campgrounds, cabins, cottages, charming bed and breakfasts, and more.