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Adirondack North Country Scenic Byways
“Spectacular scenery unlike any
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Wilder Homestead near Malone

The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park near Watertown

Also along the Scenic Byway are fabulous paddling opportunities, such as on the Hudson River near Thurman and Warrensburg (by Sally Feihel)

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Town of North Elba

Olympic Byway, in Essex County

The Village of Lake Placid, a portion of Saranac Lake and a number of High Peaks are in the Town of North Elba and surrounded by three Wilderness areas.

The town of North Elba was the site of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. North Elba’s history includes such people as John Brown, stationmaster of the Underground Railroad, Melville Dewey inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, singer Kate Smith and the composer and conductor Victor Herbert. Some of the waters of the Hudson, Raquette, Saranac, Chub Rivers and the west branch of the Ausable have their source in North Elba. Ray Brook, half way between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, serves as the home of the Adirondack Park Agency headquarters, Region 5 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offices, and the Regional Headquarters of the New York State Police.


Lake Placid


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