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Adirondack Park Facts:
Approximately 6 million acres!
- Largest publicly protected area in the lower 48 states, larger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Parks combined.
- 2.6 million acres of land owned by the State of New York.
- Forest Preserve lands that are protected as *forever wild* forest lands under Article XIV (Fourteen) of the New York State Constitution.
- Another 770,000 acres of land are protected under conservation easements
- Privately owned lands on which the State owns development and some public recreation rights
- Landowner maintains the ability to log the lands for timber in a sustainable manner
- Conservation easement lands provide natural resource protection, recreational opportunities and economic activity through jobs related to logging and sale of timber.
- 3.0 million acres of land are privately or municipally owned.
- Approximately 135,000 people live and work here year-round - calling the Adirondacks their home.
- There are 106 communities in the Park * 61 towns, 9 villages and 2 counties lie wholly within the Park and 31 towns, two villages and 10 counties are only partially within the Park.
- Department of Environmental Conservation has *care, custody and control* of the forest preserve lands.
- Adirondack Park Agency provides regional planning oversight of State and privately-owned lands.
Thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo, "OK Slip Falls, the highest "Forever Wild Waterfall" located in the lower 48, this magnificent watershed towers some 250 feet and now is open for the public to explore. Join us on The Trail at Adirondack Trail Magazine and see for yourself the splendor of The Adirondack Park and OK Slip Falls. I am pleased to present to you, "OK Slip Falls". Feel free to click on the link: