Facts About The Adirondacks You May Not Know

    Facts About The Adirondacks You May Not Know

    Jan 19, 2022

    The Adirondack mountains are New York’s most expansive landmark.  Whether you are in New York, Montreal, Boston or Philadelphia, you can get to these mountains in a few hours. They are a perfect getaway. Some interesting facts about the Adirondack mountains:

    1. The Adirondack Mountains are over 5 million years old

    The Adirondack Mountains have been in existence for more than 5 million years. It is considered to be one of the landmarks that survived the ice age.

    2. The Adirondacks are home to several species of flora and fauna

    The Adirondacks are home to a variety of birds and plants thanks to its weather patterns. It is a paradise for researchers, birdwatching fans, explorers and curious nature lovers.

    3. The Adirondack Mountains are massive

    It is estimated that the Adirondack mountains occupy at least 6 million acres of land. To give you a clear picture, it is the size of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and the Great Smoky Mountains put together.

    4. The Name Adirondack is a tribal name of the native’s habit

    First Nation Mohawks and Algonquins once occupied the area around the mountains long before other settlers came. The Algonquin resorted to eating tree bark during the famine. So, the Mohawks called them Haderondah, meaning bark eaters. As the other settlers came, they pronounced it as Adirondack.

    5. The Adirondack mountains are the Source of the Hudson River

    The famous Hudson River that snakes through New York City has its source at Lake Tear of the Clouds on Mount Marcy.

    There are so many other interesting things to learn about the Adirondack Park. At Coldwell Banker Whitbeck, we do more than sell real estate… we sell a lifestyle!

    About the Author: Jim LaValley is an Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Whitbeck and has been involved in Adirondack/North Country Real Estate for forty years. As a fourth generation Adirondacker, his achievements, credentials and drive have earned him professional recognition. His love of the Adirondacks and North Country have provided his buyers their dream home and sellers top return on investment. Real estate has been a part of Jim’s family for decades. From brokerage to real estate development projects, Jim has been involved personally on a local, regional, national, and international level. Jim can be reached at jim@whitbeckassociates.com