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Hudson River rafting opportunities can be found on the Central Adirondack Trail along NYS Rt 28 through Warren & Hamilton counties

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Hamilton County

Adirondack Trail and Central Adirondack Trail

Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Long Lake, and Raquette Lake are all in Hamilton County, home of the Adirondack Museum, five Adirondack Park Wilderness areas, and a center of the Gilded Age of the Adirondacks.

Very special Adirondack experiences await you in Hamilton County where mountains, forest, rivers, and lakes meet, and you can choose from a range of year round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and golfing. As for snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling, you'll find from miles of trails, and great snow.

In museums, at the Sagamore Great Camp, a National Historic Landmark, and other attractions, you can relive the "Gilded Age of the Adirondacks," when, in the late 1800s, wealthy families from large eastern cities came to the region to enjoy the Adirondack forest and water wilderness in the height of luxurious living.

Hamilton County is one of only two counties located entirely within Adirondack Park. The many friendly communities in Counties like this one along the Central Adirondack and the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byways provide the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, refreshment, and to learn more about the area.

The Adirondack Trail travels north and south through the heart of the Adirondack Park, passing through vibrant small towns and villages steeped in history. Serving as an historic travel route connecting Canada and New York’s Mohawk Valley, it features unparalleled public access to the mountains and lakes of the Adirondack region. Climbing from the south out of the Mohawk Valley near Johnstown and Gloversville, and from the north out of the St. Lawrence Seaway near Malone, the 188-mile Scenic Byway provides numerous opportunities to explore history and enjoy recreational activities year-round.

The 153-mile Central Adirondack Trail forms the shape of a crescent, originating in the fertile lowland areas surrounding the cities of Glens Falls and Rome, and winding through the south-central portion of the Adirondack Park. The Hudson River on the eastern end and the Erie Canal on the west are the gateways to many scenic lakes and mountain streams that are the distinguishing geographic features along much of this scenic byway.


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