New York State Archives, NYSA_14297-87_2260
View of hikers on the trail following the Opalescent River (the upper Hudson River) to Mount Marcy in Keene, Essex County, in the Adirondack Mountains, circa 1930.
What would you see in a mountain park?
What do you think is in the hikers' baskets?
What type of equipment would you take along to climb the highest peak in New York?
What are some rules in a park?
What are the advantages and disadvantages for wildlife in parks?
The Adirondacks are facing problems due to recreational overuse. What does this mean? What are some of the problems?
Is overuse acceptable if it lets people experience nature?
From what language does the word "Adirondack" come? What does the word mean? Whom do we ironically honor by calling this area the Adirondacks?
Math: Name the mountains in the High Peaks and make a graph of their relative size.
Science: Are the Adirondacks new or old mountains? How do scientists know?
English Language Arts: Draw and then write a postcard, dated 1915, from a camp in the Adirondacks.
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