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Quick Facts
Designation: New York State Scenic Byway
Length, One-Way: 48 Miles (80.0 Kilometers)
Time: 45 Minutes


General Information

Description - New York State Route 73 is a unique treasure of incalculable value to the people of New York State and the Nation. It is the main gateway to the internationally famous six million acre Adirondack Park- the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. The Adirondack Park, larger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon National Parks combined, contains 85% of all the wilderness in the Eastern United States.

Route 73 winds through the spectacular High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park, an area of over 40 mountain peaks more than 4,000 feet in elevation and home to one of the richest and most diverse mix of natural, cultural, scenic, historic, recreational and archaeological resources found anywhere in the Nation. For much of its 30 mile length, it carries more than four million travelers annually through spectacular mountain passes and river valleys, verdant forests, hamlets with long and proud pasts. Unsurpassed and boundless recreational access points to the mountain of the High Peaks for hiking, boating, canoeing, biking, rock climbing, fishing, sightseeing, cross country skiing, among others. For still others, it's the site of world class and Olympic trial luge, bobsled, biathlon, ski jumping, canoe and kayak competitions. Route 73 is truly unique in the Nation in the mix, use, vitality and specialty of its intrinsic qualities.

Attractions - The New York State Route 73 Scenic Byway is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Recreation - Unsurpassed and boundless recreational access points to the mountain of the High Peaks for hiking, boating, canoeing, biking, rock climbing, fishing, sightseeing, cross country skiing, among others.

Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat.

Location - oute 73 winds through the spectacular High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Park.

Directions from : Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway (designated in 1967 by Parade Magazine as America's Most Scenic Highway), from Montreal if traveling south or from Albany if traveling north, to Exit 30 where the byway begins.


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ICON Scenic Driving New York State Route 73 Scenic Byway
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ICON Viewing Scenery New York State Route 73 Scenic Byway
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More Information

Additional Information:
New York Scenic Byways - New York State's Scenic BywaysProgram boasts a 2,000 mile statewide network of scenic byways including one National Scenic Byway, the Seaway Trail.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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