ADIRONDACKS MAKE USA TODAY’S TOP 10 GREAT PLACES ON EARTH

USA TODAY

LAKE PLACID – What do Mt. Kilimanjaro Angkor Wat and the Adirondacks all have in common? They’ve been named to USA Today’s list of “Top 10 Great Place on Earth You Don’t Want to Miss”.

“To be recognized by USA Today is a great honor. For those of us who live and work in the Adirondack region, well, we know this is a great place, and we would like to share this amazing natural resource.” said Ron Ofner, executive director of the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council.

Holly Hughes, author of the new Frommer’s “500 Places to See Before They Disappear,” shared some of her destinations with Tim Smight for USA Today. Hughes noted that the ‘Adirondacks continue to be a wild place with thousands of lakes and ponds and countless miles of rivers and streams.

Hughes added that “much of the Park’s heart has been kept inaccessible to vehicles, preserving a slice of wilderness. The best way to appreciate it is to canoe through its quiet rivers and forested lakes. You’ll see white-tailed deer, beaver, and, if you’re lucky, you may spy a red fox or even a moose”

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