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Description - For folks with varying tastes and recreational pursuits, Warren County will meet the expectations. Museums, amusement parks, bed and breakfasts, fine dining lie within the gorgeous landscape which is host to 160 lakes and ponds. A multitude of activities awaits the visitor in the awe-inspiring Southern Adirondacks.

Attractions - The Warren County / Lake George Region has been touted by the Wall Street Journal's July 1999 Smart Money Magazine as one of eight best family travel destinations in America. It is no wonder. Awe-inspiring beauty ranges from rolling mountains to fabulous lakes awaiting the visitor of any age or ability. Solitude is easy to find as well as bustling and densely populated amusements. Boundless recreation ranges from downhill skiing and snowmobiling to remote island camping to big game hunting. Besides the many public campgrounds offered in Warren County, one of the favorite vacation destinations is the Siamese Ponds Wilderness area that encompasses over 108,000 acres of sparkling ponds, rushing streams, lush forests and gently rolling mountains.

Recreation - Only the imagination limits the outdoor enthusiast in Warren County. Visitors will find 6 public campgrounds including island camping, coldwater fishing opportunities, backpacking trails, canoe routes, shady picnic groves, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, mountain biking and more.

Climate - The Adirondacks has a varied climate with average January temperatures from below 14 degrees reaching to 18 Fahrenheit (below -10 to -8 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). There are fewer than 100 days of frost-free growing season in the Adirondacks. Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The southwestern slopes of the Adirondacks, Tug Hill in particular, receives more than 44 inches.

Location - Warren County rests at the southeastern corner of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.


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Contact Information:
Warren County Tourism, 908 Municipal Center , Lake George, NY, 12845, Phone: 518-761-6366
, info@visitlakegeorge.com

Additional Information:
Adirondack Forest Preserve - The Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York are home to the 6-million acre Adirondack Park, a patchwork of public and private lands protected under state law. More than 2.6 million acres within the park are owned and managed by the state. There are 16 wilderness areas with
a total area of about 1 million acres. About 1.3 million acres of Forest Preserve land are classified as Wild Forest and approximately 2 dozen Primitive Areas total 51,000 acres.

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