Adirondack Names

On this page we will explore what some of the names of Adirondack peaks, lakes, and places mean and where they originated. One thing to note about Adirondack names is that many are Native American words applied by Europeans. The Iroquois and the Algonquin, the two tribes dominant in New York, rarely entered the Adirondack region, or Couxsachrage (dismal wilderness), and therefore did not have names for many of the places. Even where these natives did name specific landmarks, in many cases the names were replaced later by Europeans.

Mountains (click a link in this section to be taken to photos of the peak) Lakes Miscellaneous

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