- New York
Adirondack Park spans over six million acres, making it the largest state park in the U.S. Unlike most state parks, about 52 percent of the land is privately owned inholdings. This breathtaking expanse boasts more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, an estimated 200,000 acres of old-growth forests, and rugged mountains, including the iconic Adirondack High Peaks. The area is the historic home of the the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy, which consisted of several Native American nations, including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, the park offers endless opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, and wildlife observation. Part of New York’s Forest Preserve, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963, the park also has a rich cultural heritage, with charming Adirondack-style architecture and small towns dotting the landscape.
Bird and wildlife viewing