Saturday, July 7, 2012

USA - New York - Adirondacks

Adirondacks of New York
Majestic mountains, shimmering blue lakes and spectacular natural wonders offer the vacationist much to see. The Adirondask Park, a mixture of public and private lands of 6 million acres, is the largest in the contiguous 48 states.

Sent by Gillman, a postcrosser from New York, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : The Adirondack Mountains are a mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex,Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Saint Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
The mountains are often included by geographers in the Appalachian Mountains, but they bear a greater geological similarity to theLaurentian Mountains of Canada. They are bordered on the east by Lake Champlain and Lake George, which separate them from the Green Mountains in Vermont. They are bordered to the south by the Mohawk Valley, and to the west by the Tug Hill Plateau, separated by the Black River. This region is south of the Saint Lawrence River.
The Adirondack Mountains are contained within the 6.1 million acres (2.5×106 ha) of the Adirondack Park, which includes a constitutionally protected Forest Preserve of approximately 2,300,000 acres (930,000 ha). About 43% of the land is owned by the state, with 57% private inholdings, heavily regulated by the Adirondack Park Agency. The Adirondack Park contains thousands of streams, brooks and lakes, most famously Lake Placid, adjacent to the village of Lake Placid, two-time site of the Winter Olympic Games, the Saranac Lakes, favored by the sportsmen who made the Adirondacks famous, and Raquette Lake, site of many of the first Great Camps.

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