The Adirondacks

The lands now or hereafter constituting the Forest Preserve shall be forever kept as wild forest lands.

The dimensions of the Adirondack Park are breathtaking to consider: at 6 million acres in size, you would have to go to Alaska to find a larger park in the United States. Of that total, 2.3 million acres are state-owned Forest Preserve lands, protected by Article XIV of the state constitution from lumbering and development. Just over a million acres of the Forest Preserve are designated as Wilderness Areas—places where motorized access is forbidden, where people are free to enter under their own power. The Adirondacks represent the largest collection of public lands in the crowded Northeast.

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