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Adirondack_182x116 Back to the Adirondacks Adirondack Park gets thousands of acres of former timber lands. 11-Adirondack-SS_60x60 11-ADIRONDACK-615X405 (Required:) At about 6 million acres, Adirondack Park accounts for one-fifth of New York state's land area. 10-Adirondack-SS_60x60 10-ADIRONDACK-310X405 The Adirondacks became the nation's first great outdoor vacation destination in 1869, when a guidebook was published that popularized the region. 9-Adirondack-SS_60x60 9-ADIRONDACK-310X405 The Adirondack Park protects one of the largest remaining intact forests of its type in the world. 8-Adirondack-SS_60x60 8-ADIRONDACK-615X405 The mixed temperate forest in the Adirondack Park supports a combination of conifers and broadleaf trees, such as maple. 7-Adirondack-SS_60x60 7-ADIRONDACK-310X405 Easements ensure that the working forests continue to provide jobs while being sustainably managed. 6-Adirondack-SS_60x60 6-ADIRONDACK-310X405 Logger Roger Ferguson--in the blue flannel shirt--and his crew still work these properties. 4-Adirondack-SS_60x60 4-ADIRONDACK-310X405 City dwellers have long flocked to the Adirondacks, setting up camps, hotels, and summer houses, and establishing the region's tradition of tourism. 3-Adirondack-SS_60x60 3-ADIRONDACK-310X406 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. 1-Adirondack-SS_60x60 1-ADIRONDACK-310X405 A climber ascends Pete's Farewell at Pitchoff Mountain. 2-Adirondack-SS_60x60 2-ADIRONDACK-610X405 The Conservancy's purchase protects Boreas Ponds as well as more than 415 miles of waterways and 300 lakes and ponds.

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