Adirondack Wilderness Regions
Photography by well-known Adirondack Photographer, Carl Heilman, Wild Visions Inc., Route 8, Brant Lake, NY - cc
The "Wilds" of the Adirondacks
Feel the experience of the wildlife in the Adirondacks and surround yourself in nature's pleasures. Why not get off the beaten path and back to nature. Our Adirondack streams are largely unchanged since the colonial times. Pick up your pack back and let's explore.
Mother Nature is evident here in the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Park is 1,000 million years old, 6.1 million acres, 160 miles wide, 1 mile high (43 mountains rise above 4,000 feet), 30,000 miles of streams, 1,500+ miles of rivers, 3,000 ponds and lakes, 53 species of mammals, 2,000 miles of trails. The Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous US (greater than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon combined!). The Adirondack Park has the largest intact temperate forest in the world! The Adirondacks is home to the largest known continuous tract of old growth forest in the Northeast, and on top of the highest mountains in the Adirondacks have alpine climate and resemble the arctic tundra. These areas contain the state's raw and endangers plant species.
We have a lot of life's zest to share! Whether it is hiking, birding, fishing, climbing, Mother Nature is abundant and here for you to explore. Bring you camera and your video!
Below we are starting a series of our Adirondack Wilderness Region Reports. Our DEC does a marvelous job of protecting our environment, but their reports are laborious to read. We bring you an edited version for your quick study. After all, the Adirondacks is about the outdoors, and we want to get you out from under the desk lamp and into the sunshine (and yes, sometimes cold & rainy weather too to make it an adventure you'll always remember).