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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
other in the Northeast.”

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Wilder Homestead near Malone

The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park near Watertown

Sackets Harbor became the center of American military activity for western NY during the War of 1812 and now has this beautiful historic site on Lake Ontario, at the terminus of the Olympic Byway


The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1954. ANCA, headquartered in Saranac Lake, is committed to improving the quality of life for residents and visitors, and to strengthening economic opportunities in northern New York.

Promotion of the Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways is the cornerstone of ANCA’s tourism development efforts and highlights one of the most beautiful regions in the world. From Lake Champlain on the east, to our southern border on the Mohawk River, to Lake Ontario on the west, to the northern border with Canada, the 14 county ANCA region offers resident and visitors alike a unique travel experience.

Whether your interest is history, outdoor adventure, the arts, or all of the above, you will find it long the Scenic Byways in our beautiful surroundings and historic communities. ANCA encourages you to sample the region’s beauty and charm by visiting our quaint villages and towns, stopping in our cities and exploring our many travel destinations.

ANCA works to strengthen the economy and quality of life in the 14 counties of northern New York through informed open debate and advocacy on economic issues critical to the region and through regionwide action on projects in agriculture, business and community development, forestry, human services, the arts and tourism. ANCA is committed to providing services and programs that support and enhance business and the quality of life in the Adirondack North Country.

ANCA and its hundreds of members provide this Scenic Byways website as a way to discover and tour northern New York’s Scenic Byway system.

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