Five Great Family Escapes

Adirondack State Park, New York
Paddler's Pit Stop: Adirondack State Park is riddled with places to park and play (Corel)

Starting from the southwest corner of this vast six-million-acre park, canoers can go 120 continuous miles from Old Forge all the way north to the Saranac Lakes. The countless rivers, lakes, and ponds are connected by short trails, resulting in a seemingly endless combination of canoeing options. Mountains hovering over 2,500 feet surround the water, while numerous lean-tos and public campgrounds line the shores. Before you know it you'll be in watery wonderland of your own discovering, whether you're in it for a revitalizing overnighter or a longer voyage of discovery.

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Published: 21 Sep 2005 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication



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