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Wilder Homestead near Malone

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Adirondack Park Boundary near Harrisville area

Olympic Byway, County Rt. 3, near Harrisville in Lewis County

The Adirondack Park boundary, commonly known as The Blue Line, contains the entire Adirondack Mountain range and surrounding areas, all within the state of New York.

The original boundary enclosed a much smaller area than today, only 2.8 million acres, with a noticeable shift southwest of the modern park's center, excluding the more developed eastern and northern regions. This map with its blue boundary line, still the traditional representation of the park's boundary, provided the state with a focus on where to acquire lands for the Forest Preserve. The boundary line today delineates a 6.4 million acres checkerboard mix of public and private lands.

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Closest Community:

Harrisville

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:County Rt. 3
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
Latitude:44.2279888892
Longitude:-75.2029304772

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