The Adirondack Park sprawls across six million acres in upstate New York. Bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier and Grand Canyon National Park combined, it is by far the largest park in the lower 48 states. Yet it is the only one on the continent in which large human populations live and whose land is divided almost evenly between protected wilderness and privately owned tracts. This patchwork pattern of land ownership has created an utterly unique place.
In "The Adirondacks," the story of the Adirondacks is told through a series of passionate characters, each with a distinct perspective on its past, present and future. Through their stories and many others, the program explores this remarkable region and reveals, at its very heart, a delicate and dynamic relationship between progress and preservation.