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Adirondack Fact Sheet

How big is the Adirondack Park?

The Adirondack State Park encompasses about 6 million acres of public and private land

NY State holdings (known as the Adirondack Forest Preserve) are about 2.6 Million Acres

How many High Peaks are there?

There are over 2,000 mountains, and 40 high peak mountains, those being over 4,000 feet in height. The highest Adirondack peak is Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet - which is also the highest place in NY State

There are about 8,000 Sq. miles of mountains in the Adirondacks and 2,000 miles of foot trails

What kind of animals live in the park?

There are over 50 species of animals, over 220 Birds, over 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, 66 species of fish. Interesting native species include Black Bears, Moose, White Tail Deer, Bald Eagles and Brook Trout.

How many lakes, ponds and rivers are there in the Adirondacks?

There are over 2,300 lakes and ponds, 200 lakes of at least one square mile in area, 1,500 miles of rivers, 30,000 miles of brooks and streams

There are 240 public lean-tos in the Adirondack Park

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