Paddle, Hike, or Drive To These 6 Sites for Adirondacks Camping in New York
Designated as “Forever Wild,” New York’s Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. A collage of forests, sprawling wetlands, serpentine rivers, and high peaks, the park was protected in 1892 – and today, encompasses more than 6 million acres, including 1 million acres of wilderness. The mammoth park is dappled with more than 300 lakes and ponds, and perforated by nearly 6,000 miles of rivers and streams. On dry land, the protected area is traversed by more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, and crowed by 46 summits rising above 3,800 feet – known as the park’s High Peaks. But, it’s not all wilderness.