A Photo Gallery of Scenic Pictures from NY's Adirondack Mountains
This region is probably my absolute favorite. A state forest that is larger than any of the continental national parks, the Adirondacks are pure nature with scenic towns sparsely spread throughout. What's more, this area is home to more than a thousand lakes, tucked in between the mountains. That gives it a huge amount of fantastic views.
The preferred way to travel here is by foot, with an extensive trail system that is the envy of parks worldwide. Get a hold of the Adirondack Mountain Club guides. They are amazing, listing hikes for all levels, with topographical maps.