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Adirondacks

Known for the majesty of the forty-six high peaks and miles of undisturbed forests, this region is also home to some of the most important scenes in American history.  From the Fort Ticonderoga battle site to Lake Placid, where two Winter Olympics games were held, the Adirondacks has something for everyone.  Visitors will immediately recognize why this region has been attracting tourists, explorers and adventurers for hundreds of years.  Its natural and untamed beauty is only one of the reasons people travel through the area. Come and see why the Adirondacks Region is still a premiere destinations for tourists from around the world.
1775 American victory at Fort Ticonderoga is first clear victory of the Revolution
1871 Saratoga-North Creek Railroad opens Region to Great Camp era of the Gilded Age
1759 Largest British military installation in North America, Crown Point, built
1848 Abolitionist John Brown purchases farm in Essex County
1932 and 1980 Lake Placid hosts the Winter Olympics
1609 Samuel de Champlain explores region
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