adirondack mountains



adirondack mountains defined in 1939 year

adirondack mountains - Adirondack Mountains;
adirondack mountains - A group of mountains situated in the N.E. of the state of New York, U.S.A. Lying between Lake Champlain, E., and the St. Lawrence, W., it forms part of the Appalachian system. The head streams of the Hudson river take their rise in these picturesque mountains. Numerous small lakes, many of them over 1,500 ft. above sea level, afford excellent fishing, and there are extensive forests of pine, birch, beech, etc., about 4,000 sq. m. of which have been constituted a state reserve. The region, especially Keene Valley, is a favourite hunting and tourist resort, and several sanatoria are established there for the treatment of lung diseases. There are rich deposits of magnetic iron-ore. The highest summit is Mt. Marcy or Tahawus, 5,385 ft. See Appalachian Mts.

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