Spring in the Adirondack Wild of Hamilton County begins with the trilling call of boreal birds returning to their spring nesting grounds. The changing season is richly scented with the fragrance of a forest waking up from winter, of melting snow and the rush of merging brooks and streams.
Head into the wilderness and experience the Adirondacks as early summer settles into the region. Make camp at one of the many Hamilton County campgrounds located along the Adirondack's lakes, rivers and streams, and revel in the breathtaking beauty and serenity found in untouched nature. Enjoy bird watching as boreal birds return to nesting grounds tucked away in the mountains and watch for spotted fawns, beaver and river otters. In June, join bird watchers from around the county during the 9th annual Adirondack Boreal Birding Festival and participate in three days of guided hikes, canoe trips, safaris and seminars on birding.
This summer is the first Adirondack Challenge, an annual whitewater rafting and flatwater event brought together by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. From July 12th through the 21st there will be events, races, music, demonstrations & more celebrating the Adirondacks. There is no better time to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting, and have fun in the Adirondack Wild!
Trout season opens April 1 in the Adirondack Wild, offering some of the best spring fishing on deep, fresh lakes such as Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake and Indian Lake. Fish for brook and rainbow trout, as well as lake and brown trout throughout the region and find land-locked salmon, large and smallmouth bass and northern pike in deep waters and along rocky shorelines. Hamilton County is home to some of the best wilderness fishing in the Adirondacks. Find out when the ice is out at your favorite fishing spot by calling the Adirondack Wild tourism office at (518) 548-3076.