The Adirondack Wild

Hamilton County Is The Adirondack Wild

As the epi-center within the six million-acre Adirondack Park in northern New York, Hamilton County is truely "wild". More than 70 percent of Hamilton County is public land, preserved "Forever Wild" by the New York State Constitution and available for recreation. The county holds the honor of being the least populated in the eastern United States, with 5,000 full-time residents. It goes without saying, there are no stop lights.

Public recreational lands and waters totaling one million acres comprise 95 percent of the county. Services are centered in villages, where restaurants, gas, lodging and attractions are located. Most villages are located on water, such as Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Inlet and Raquette Lake. This is because in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the region's abundant waterways were the most efficient form of transportation.

There are no cities, so traffic jams, shopping malls and fast food chains are unknown here.

Learn more of how to live the good life in The Adirondack Wild!