Come to Adirondack Park to enjoy the beauty of its forests, lakes, and rivers. At this particular location, a hamlet on the east side of the Hudson River, the Hudson squeezes into a narrow gorge, tumbling over the dramatic Rockwell Falls. Water from the Great Sacandaga Reservoir joins the river in a flurry of white water. Further downstream, the river widens into "The Bay," a stretch of water broad enough for water skiing. With its combination of private and public lands, its large scale, and its long history as a place where people have tried to coexist with nature, many see the Adirondacks as a model for the ways natural areas with human populations can be protected into the future.