National Parks / Natural World
Adirondack Park Saint Regis Falls
Where is it at?
Saint Regis Falls
Where are we going today?
Did you ever think New York State would have THE largest park in the lower 48? Guess what, it DOES! The Adirondack Park is one of the most incredible and breathtaking natural wonders in New York, and is only 4 hours north of New York City.
No fess, no gates...just an amazing outdoors waiting for your family to go and enjoy it!
We hope you're feeling adventurous, because there is SO much to do at Adirondack Park. From rafting the rivers, to relaxing on the lakes, there is a never-ending thrill waiting to happen! There are over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, 3,000 ponds and lakes, and over 1,200 miles of rivers all ready to be explored.
Kids can take on the challenge of the whitewater on adventurous rafting rips, with guided summer tubing trips - great for those aged 12 and over.
If fishing beckons you, you can head out onto Lake George for trout, salmon and bass fishing. They even have 2 hour kid's special learning experiences with hands-on casting and baiting. If there is any better place to start, it's at this park!
If horses are more the kids thing, then they can try summer or winter guided trail rides. They might even enjoy a wagon ride! The park is full of surprises!
Mining for crystals? Of course you can! Biking along stunning pathways? Why not! Kids can even get out and canoe and kayak.
Within the park there are more than 100 villages and towns, each with their own personality and treasures. There are carnival celebrations, boutique shops, and amazing places to stay.
A park bigger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Great Smokey’s, Glacier, and Yosemite National Parks…combined? You bet - and it’s in New York State! Your adventure at Adirondack Park awaits…
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree entry!
- ChildrenFree entry!
When can we go?
No gates, no opening or closing times!
All year round.
You might think the park is secluded, but it's not! There are pizzerias, cafes, bistros and gastro-pubs so getting that energy won't be an issue! .
There is a big farm-to-fork movement, where a lot of the restaurants source local ingredients. The dishes will be fresh and healthy! Family friendly menus can be found just about anywhere. .
Any Top Tips?
Unless there is a sign, all of the hiking trails are very much dog friendly, but they need to be on a leash. Clean up bags are located all along the trails. .
Doing our bit
Part of the park is made up of protected forest, so you can be sure that the park will be there for future generations to really enjoy! .
Can I get one of those?
Can you have some amazing memories of you and your family spending an incredible time in the American outdoors? Then yes - you CAN have one of those! .
While there are no fees to enter the park, there are fees at the New York campgrounds, as well as the individual activities. .