";s:4:"text";s:1532:"The Adirondack Park Forest Preserve. I spent most of my weekend going back-and-forth from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake, along which the roads and trees were incredibly scenic. The Adirondack Regions feature over 100 welcoming communities, mountains, lakes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs. Known as the Last Wilderness in the Eastern United States, the Adirondacks are cherished for their unbridled mountainous terrain only hours from some of the country’s most populous metropolitan areas. The Adirondack Park in the winter is an entirely different experience than it is in the summer, and it is worth the trip all over again. Verplanck Colvin, a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer, was the original surveyor of the Adirondack Park. ... Adirondack Park, and Pixley Falls State Park. The Adirondack Park was created in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region. Today the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park … There is often a misperception that the Adirondack Park is a national or state park, yet the region's mix of public and private land allows for conservation and civilization to thrive. National Park Service Logo National Park Service. Search.