W ith over 6.1 million acres, patchwork of public and private lands, the Adirondack Park in northern New York is the largest park in the Lower 48, yet it is just hours from major population centers such as Montreal, New York City, and Boston.
This is NOLS’ newest wilderness classroom and the ideal place in the Northeast for a unique wilderness experience. Sparkling lakes, tannin-colored ponds, and rivers large and small punctuate this landscape, while Mount Marcy and other high peaks preside over countless lesser peaks and valleys of the Adirondack Mountains to provide a spectacular setting for adventurous mountain travel.
Experience the landscape that provided shelter and sustenance to the Algonquian and Mohawk Native Americans and the unique boreal forests that are home to beaver, deer, moose, fisher, pine marten, osprey, lynx, and over 250 species of birds. Come along with NOLS Northeast and explore the Adirondack Mountains while practicing real leadership and outdoor living skills.
"I will never forget being leader of the day, for it was difficult, but as a team we succeeded that day. That experience will always stay with me and serve me when I face obstacles, big and small."
- Nicholas Nerli, age 14
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