Fast Facts

Living the Adirondack Good Life ...

We invite you to explore all we have to offer.

Hamilton County's communities offer many business and real estate opportunities for entrepreneurs, and artisans. Families will enjoy the many activities and events sponsored by local arts and entertainment groups along with great public schools. Also known as The Adirondack Wild, Hamilton County has plenty of recreational activities to keep you busy for years to come!

Relocating to The Adirondack Wild  may be right for you ... 

  1. There are no stop lights in Hamilton County

  2. All of Hamilton County is located in the Adirondack State Park, the largest park in the mainland United States
  3. The Adirondack State Park at 6 million acres is larger than the state of Vermont
  4. The Adirondack Park is a patchwork of private and public lands, unlike large federal parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite. The ratio of private to public lands is roughly 1:1
  5. Ninety percent of the county will be wired for broadband access by the end of 2013
  6. Public access to hiking trails (the largest trail system in the US), most lakes and many stretches of rivers and streams are free
  7. Hamilton County is New York's third largest county in terms of square-mileage (1,720 square miles)
  8. In the summer, the population of the county quadruples, from 4,836 to almost 20,000. Seasonal residents out-number permanent residents 3:1
  9. Southern Hamilton County is an hour north of I-90, the NYS Thruway, and eastern Hamilton County is 50 minutes away from I-87, the NYS Northway
  10. Private land is regulated through local planning and zoning boards and the Adirondack Park Agency
  11. Public Land is administered through the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency
  12. The largest private employers in Hamilton County are tourism-related facilities, including lodging properties, resorts, Nordic and Alpine ski areas. Other large private employers include Barton Mines (garnets) and the construction industry. Teleworkers and artisans are growing market segments.