Monday, May 07, 2007

1 Day Getaway in Adirondacks and Vermont

Adirondacks National State Park occupiying most of the north-east of NY state and the border with vermont.Created in 1892 by the State of New York due to concerns for the water and timber resources of the region, today the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States (!!), greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined

encompassing approximately 6 million acres, nearly half of which belongs to all the people of New York State and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever wild” forest preserve. The remaining half of the Park is private land which includes settlements, farms, timber lands, businesses, homes, and camps.

On this one day getaway, I had the chance to visit Saratoga Springs, Glen Falls, Lake George, see the home of 1980s Winter Olympics (lake Placid) and Lake Champlain before crossing into Vermont by ferry and being amazed by the overall dominance of green (and cows:)) in the neighboring state (VT).

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