Embodying a Lifestyle.
Protecting The Park.
Serving Our Community.
The Adirondacking Lifestyle
How do you Adirondack? Adirondacking is all about enjoying what The Park has to provide. Hiking, biking, skiing, or riding. No matter the season there's something to keep your body moving. Not into active? With all of the pristine lakes, beautiful mountains, and the freshest air there's no need to be moving to enjoy the Adirondacks either. With over 100,000 acres of public land in the Adirondack Park, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Adirondacking is about more than just enjoying The Park; it's also about protecting it. Whether that means simply picking up after oneself - and sometimes others - while out on the trails, volunteering your time, or donating dollars to conservations efforts there are many ways to help protect The Park. We all need to pitch in to protect The Park for the enjoyment of generations to come.
Protecting the Park
The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the contiguous United States. It contains six million acres, covers one-fifth of New York State and is equal in size to neighboring Vermont. The Adirondack Park is nearly three times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
The Park is home for 130,000 permanent and 200,000 seasonal residents, and hosts 10 million visitors yearly. Plants and wildlife abound in the Park. Old growth forests cover more than 100,000 acres of public land. The western and southern Adirondacks are gentle landscapes of hills, lakes, wetlands, ponds and streams. In the northeast are the High Peaks. Forty three of them rise above 4,000 feet and 11 have alpine summits that rise above the timberline.
The Adirondacks include the headwaters of five major drainage basins. Lake Champlain and the Hudson, Black, St. Lawrence and Mohawk Rivers all draw water from the Adirondack Park. Within the Park are more than 2,800 lakes and ponds, and more than 1,500 miles of rivers, fed by an estimated 30,000 miles of brooks and streams.
Adirondacking has partnered with charitable organizations and community action groups to ensure The Adirondack Park is cared for and preserved for generations to come. We donate 10% of all profits to these non-profit organizations.