The 'Dacks region of upstate New York is among the most beautiful and well-preserved wilderness regions in the US. Year-round activities include hiking, canoeing, and camping in the summer, and snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, ice climbing, and winter camping in the winter. You can camp anywhere in the park, with a few regulations:

  • No camping above 4000 feet
  • No camping between 3500 and 4000 feet, except at designated sites
  • No more than 8 people to a campsite
  • No campfires within 150 feet of a trail or body of water
  • No campfires at all in the eastern High Peaks region
  • No campfires above 4000 feet in the western High Peaks region.
Other regulations:
  • Visitors must use snowshoes or skiis when the ground is snow-covered
  • Day-use parties must have no more than 15 people
  • No glass containers
  • Pets must be leashed on marked trails, designated campsites, congregated areas, and above 4000 feet
  • Visitors to the eastern High Peaks must register at the trailhead.
The 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks:
  1. Marcy................5344 ft
  2. Algonquin............5144 ft
  3. Haystack.............4960 ft
  4. Skylight.............4926 ft
  5. Whiteface............4867 ft
  6. Dix..................4857 ft
  7. Gray Peak............4840 ft
  8. Iroquois.............4840 ft
  9. Basin................4827 ft
  10. Gothics..............4736 ft
  11. Colden...............4714 ft
  12. Giant................4627 ft
  13. Nippletop............4620 ft
  14. Santanoni Peak.......4607 ft
  15. Redfield.............4606 ft
  16. Wright Peak..........4580 ft
  17. Saddleback...........4515 ft
  18. Panther Peak.........4442 ft
  19. Tabletop.............4427 ft
  20. Rocky Peak Ridge.....4420 ft
  21. Macomb...............4405 ft
  22. Armstrong............4400 ft
  23. Hough................4400 ft
  24. Seward...............4361 ft
  25. Marshall.............4360 ft
  26. Allen................4340 ft
  27. Big Slide............4240 ft
  28. Esther...............4240 ft
  29. Upper Wolf Jaw.......4185 ft
  30. Lower Wolf Jaw.......4175 ft
  31. Street...............4166 ft
  32. Phelps...............4161 ft
  33. Donaldson............4140 ft
  34. Seymour..............4120 ft
  35. Sawteeth.............4100 ft
  36. Cascade..............4098 ft
  37. South Dix............4060 ft
  38. Porter...............4059 ft
  39. Colvin...............4057 ft
  40. Emmons...............4040 ft
  41. Dial.................4020 ft
  42. East Dix.............4012 ft
  43. Blake................3960 ft
  44. Cliff................3960 ft
  45. Nye..................3895 ft
  46. Couchsachraga........3820 ft

Sources:
http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/press/pressrel/2000-58.html
http://pages.citenet.net/users/ctmx1141/highpeaks.htm

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