Back to the Adirondacks
Adirondack Park gets thousands of acres of former timber lands.
(Required:) At about 6 million acres, Adirondack Park accounts for one-fifth of New York state's land area.
The Adirondacks became the nation's first great outdoor vacation destination in 1869, when a guidebook was published that popularized the region.
The Adirondack Park protects one of the largest remaining intact forests of its type in the world.
The mixed temperate forest in the Adirondack Park supports a combination of conifers and broadleaf trees, such as maple.
Easements ensure that the working forests continue to provide jobs while being sustainably managed.
Logger Roger Ferguson--in the blue flannel shirt--and his crew still work these properties.
City dwellers have long flocked to the Adirondacks, setting up camps, hotels, and summer houses, and establishing the region's tradition of tourism.
As old timberlands are opened to the public, many former logging towns in the Adirondacks are starting to develop visitor services such as eateries, outfitters and lodging.
A climber ascends Pete's Farewell at Pitchoff Mountain.
The Conservancy's purchase protects Boreas Ponds as well as more than 415 miles of waterways and 300 lakes and ponds.