Explore the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor by rail, river or road. The communities along this river and rail corridor are abundant with historical, recreational and cultural activities. You can find rail access at each of the communities that will lead you on a journey through the scenic landscape of the Northern Hudson River valley.  From the Great Falls of the Hudson, upriver to the dramatic Hudson River Gorge, the stream tumbles over falls and rapids, past dramatic cliffs of magnificent marble, then slows to flow easily through ice meadows.

Offering culture and history, the First Peoples created and the traveled routes for millennia. Soldiers of both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution followed these trails.

Travel through picturesque communities, stop and stay for a few days to take in the Adirondack Mountain experience. Enjoy lunch or dinner, visit one of the many museums, art galleries and shops.

Year-round outdoor recreation includes bicycling; hiking, walking, nature trails; horseback riding; water activities - canoeing, kayaking boating. Winter recreation - downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding.

NEW FOR 2021: First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Letter Boxing Challenge

Click here for more information on how you can participate in a fun treasure hunting activity.

Get your official trail passport, solve the riddle clues and find your way to hidden letterboxes along the corridor.

Complete your passport to receive your free embroidered First Wilderness patch!