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Natural History Of The Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park

The Adirondack Park was actually created back in the year 1892 by the State of New York, and this very diverse mountain landscape was a beautifully wild place. It was full of pristine waterways, amazingly green forests and towering mountains that captured the awe and wonder of everyone that visited. It was all just that beautiful. It was a wonderful land that was ripe for cultivation and conservation. It was also on the brink of a widespread deforestation back then. It did not happen, because it is wonderfully green even today. It has flourished into a park where people can enjoy the natural beauty.


Clearcutting was actually a growing concern for a lot in the late 1800s. It wasn’t until 1894 that the Adirondack Forest preserve was actually established and then recognised as a continuously protected area of forest. It has 6 million acres and 2.6 million acres well actually owned by New York State. The remaining 3.4 million acres were privately owned.

Within the region, it is the largest publicly protected area in the United States of America. It is also home to a lot of towns and villages. Almost 100 to be precise. There is also a national and State Park which is within the private land which also allows for conservation and civilisation to properly thrive.


It was surveyed and much appreciated by a lot of people. A lot of authors, lawyers and illustrators as well, took an interest in this place. Topographical engineers and surveyors also loved it. A lot of people helped in raising awareness of the need to create a forest reserve immediately. That was a need for it because, a lot of trees were being cut down and it started affecting the natural beauty of the park. When you start chopping down forests, it will affect the natural ecosystem, obviously. A lot of lawyers fought to preserve this place, and because of their fight, we are able to enjoy its natural beauty even to this day, in the 21st century.

The Adirondack Park is not exactly a national park. It is a state park in the upstate New York, and it is comprised of both private land and public land like I stated above. There is a lot of confusion whether it is a national park or not, because of its massive size of 6,000,000 acres. There is actually no entry fee. Some of the times it can actually range between $15-$30 for national parks. Since this is not a national park, there are no gates that close at night. People can come and go as they please, as long as they don’t later and ruin the beauty of it.


It is famously bigger than Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Great Smokies national parks. It is also one of the most largest and protected wilderness areas of the East.

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