The more than 19,000 acres of lands and waters that make up the Essex Chain Lakes Complex provides plenty of space to find your adventure in the Adirondacks. With 18 water bodies, ten miles of Hudson River access, and four miles of Cedar River access, there is plenty of water for paddlers or fishers to explore. After your paddle, set up camp at one of 32 primitive tent sites, or 11 tent sites along the shores of the Essex Chain Lakes. Nearly 20 miles of administrative roads are open to both horseback riding and bicycling. Plan your Adirondack adventure in Essex Chain Lakes today!