There are few places better suited to hiking and exploring the backcountry of the Adirondacks. Most of Warren County lies within the Adirondack State Park, the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. Adirondack State Park encompases 6 million acres of public and private land with2,000 miles of New York hiking trails, 3,000 lakes (including Lake George), 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and a wide variety of habitats from wetlands to mountain peaks.
With 46 peaks over 4,000 feet among more than 100 peaks in the park, Warren county is a great place to start your quest to become one of the 46’rs. With few exceptions, all of the Adirondack Trails are open year round and open for access by anyone.
Within Warren County itself, stretching from scenic waters of Lake George in the east to the rugged ski and snowboard terrain of Gore Mountain in the west, and in countless wilderness areas in between, Warren County is the place where the region’s leaders, workers, and innovators relax and re-charge with recreation and relaxation. Recently, Redbook listed Lake George as one of the Most Picturesque Lakes in the United States.