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04/09/2012 07:50 am ET | Updated Jun 09, 2012

10 Surprising Facts About New York's Adirondacks

Most people think of the Adirondack region in New York for its great hiking opportunities, but the area also holds a lot of records and history that many people don't know about, locals included. To provide some information on the uniqueness of the Adirondacks, here is a list of 10 fun facts you probably didn't know. Additionally, if you'd like a more visual tour of the area, check out the gallery below.

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