Adirondack visitor centers: we're here to welcome you
Getting here is easy from any direction! The Adirondack Mountains of New York are conveniently located within a few hours of most northeastern metropolitan areas. Just pick your destination and then decide which scenic route you'll take to get here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist you.
Did you know?
Most villages in the Adirondacks are located on substantial bodies of water including Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Inlet, and Raquette Lake. This is because in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the region's abundant waterways were the most efficient form of transportation.
The Adirondack Park is the largest park - state or national - in the contiguous United States. The Adirondack Park is a unique patchwork of private and public lands administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency.
Since there are dozens of points of entrance into the Park, admission is free. Fees are charged for using public campgrounds and day use areas within the park. Backcountry camping, hiking, and most public boat launches are free. There is never a charge for enjoying the ever-changing panorama of mountains, lakes, and deep green forests of the Adirondacks.
In the Adirondacks, you’ll find vibrant communities that celebrate their unique heritage with events and festivals, set against a memorable background of unspoiled wilderness and breathtaking vistas that captivate the imagination. Year-round, the towns and communities of Hamilton County are brimming with classic Adirondack hospitality and opportunity for adventure.