Adirondack Park Agency

  • The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is a New York State government agency, consisting of 54 staff and an eleven-member board. In 1971 the APA was created by the State Legislature to develop long-range public and private land use plans for the largest park in the continental United States.

  • Adirondack Park Agency Celebrates Earth Day 2016
    2015 Annual Report

    As the beauty of the Adirondack environment inspires us, so the words of its governing documents inspire us to protect and enjoy this place. Download the APA's 2016 Earth Day Poster honoring New York State's environmental legacy with language from the State Constitution, APA Act, State Land Master Plan, and Environmental Conservation Law.

  • Happy 200th Birthday Hamilton County!     1816 - 2016
    1819 Map

    Hamilton County Celebrates Their 200th Birthday April 12, 2016!

    Visit for history and birthday events April through October.

    (View an 1819 map showing Hamilton Co. View the APA's map of historic Adirondack photos.)

  • Adirondack Park Agency 2015 Annual Report       
    2015 Annual Report

    Read the APA 2015 Annual Report

    See APA Division reports under Special News Items in the Press Room

  • APA Approves Recommendations to Amend the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan

    Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS)
    Appendix A of FSEIS
    Appendix B of FSEIS
    Press Release

  • Adirondack Park Agency Offers Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program

    The Hamlet Economic Planning And Assistance Program (HEPA) service helps Adirondack Local Governments plan for economic development.

    APA staff review map of potential development sites as part of HEPA pilot project.

    For more information see the Press Release or read about the HEPA Program in the Business/Economy section of our website.

    Staff review land use map