Outdoor Recreation

In the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, there’s always something to do in the wilderness, rain or shine, in snow or on summer afternoons.  The majority of the Corridor lies within the Adirondack Park, the nation’s largest park, with over 6 million acres of private and public land.  Within the Corridor, thousands of acres of beautiful lakes, rivers and wilderness are state-owned and available for use by the public for a wide variety of recreational purposes.  Portions of four state land units – Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest, Siamese Ponds Wilderness, Wilcox Lake Wild Forest, and Lake George Wild Forest, fall within the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor.  More information about the land units and activities available can be found by clicking on their names above to visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation website.  Additionally, the local communities maintain a variety of beaches, parks, trails and other recreational facilities for public use.

This section details hiking, canoeing, kayaking, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, camping, biking, horseback riding and other recreational opportunities on public land. Detailed maps and descriptions can be found by clicking on the links at right.

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Private Land Recreation

Paid outdoor recreational opportunities, such as downhill skiing, guided whitewater rafting and horseback riding, cross-country ski centers, and golf, can be found in the Attractions section, so be sure to check both sections of the website to be aware of all the region has to offer.