Adirondacks State Park

Welcome to the Adirondacks State Park Website of pictures within the World from the Web Home page. Located in eastern New York, take I-87N from either New York City or Albany to exits 20 through 39 (or US Route 9) which lead to various Adirondack communities. State and local highways provide access to Forest Preserve lands and recreational facilities throughout the park. Lake George is 205 miles from NYC and Lake Placid is 285 miles away.

Lake Champlain (in the east central portion of the park) is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S., with only the Great Lakes being larger. It is 110 miles long and covers 490 square miles. Numerous historic towns lie near its shores. Lake Placid, which has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, is in the northern section of the park.

The park is 6 million acres of private and public lands and includes full resources and facilities in this vast area. Mt. Marcy is the highest point at 5,344' and is part of the mountains known as the High Peaks, just south of Lake Placid. This makes it the highest peak in NY state and one of the highest in the Northeast. 42 peaks in this park are over 4,000'.

Activities include camping, fishing, swimming, boating, biking, skiing, hiking and sightseeing. For more information, contact Adirondacks Park, Route 30 Box 3000, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 or call 518-327-3000.

All pictures on this page are from the Adirondacks State Park. They start from the southern portion, near Lake George and generally travel to the northern portion of the park, near Lake Placid. All pictures used various film and digital cameras.

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From Prospect Mountain, Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains. From I-87, take exit 22 to Rt9S heading into Lake George. Turn right on Montcalm Street to Smith Street. At Smith Street, turn south (left) 1/2 block to the sign indicating the start of the trail, where it crosses the Northway on an elevated walkway. This is a 3 1/4 mile roundtrip hike and involves an elevation gain of ~1,000'. The trail is red marked and follows, in part, road bed of an old funicular railway that served a once thriving summer hotel on the mountain. The mountain is 2,030'. Cars can also be driven to this approximate location.
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The view from Prospect Mountain. This is a continued panaramic shot from above.
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Lake George from Ft William Henry in the Village of Lake George. The village is in the southern portion of the park.
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Schroon Lake, I-87 to exit 27, Rt9N.
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Looking east from the Essex Ferry across Lake Champlain and the Vermont Green Mountains.
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Town of Lake Placid, the Olympic Center and country flags. The Olympics were held here in both 1932 and 1980.
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High Falls Gorge, north of Lake Placid, on Rt 86.
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After taking a gondola ride up Whiteface Mountain, the view looking south towards Lake Placid. The height at this view is 3678'. The bottom of the gondola is 1,200'. The top of the mountain is 4,867'.
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Further information can be found at the Adirondacks State Park GORP page or
Adirondacks State Park Mountains Region page.

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