Wildlife

The one that got away

07Nov2017
Author:Shaun Kittle
Holden Decker was enjoying one of his first big game hunts in the Adirondacks when something magnificent happened. The 15-year-old had just made his way over a mountain ridge in a quest to bag his...

An Evening Paddle to Round Lake

The End of the Day Round Lake is perhaps my favorite paddle in northern Hamilton County, and a friend and I took a chance to get out on it the other day. It was late by the time we arrived, but we...

Camping, Birding, and Exploring Along Horseshoe Lake

Waking up in a beautiful place My friend and I camped along Horseshoe Lake the other weekright along the St. Lawrence-Franklin-Hamilton county lines. Wren and I woke early while it was still dark,...

Answer the call: A day on the Hudson

The ravens croaked at us from the blue ledges above the Hudson River as we ate sandwiches and shared stories about the rapids we'd encountered. The birds — large, shiny-black, intense-looking...

Exploring Chimney Mountain

07Aug2017
Author:Shaun Kittle
The enormous pillar of stone seemed to rise from the mist like a brontosaur lifting its head. I had ascended the steep, bedrock-paved trail, clambered over boulders, and then, through the treetops, I...

Paddling and Birding Along the Bog River

You Can't Miss a Chance to Paddle Here Wren and I had the opportunity to paddle the Bog River the other day and we couldn't turn down the chance to do so. After all, the Bog River is a great place to...

Spring Birds & Peepers

An Afternoon and Evening of Exploring Around Little Tupper Lake and Round Lake A nice day to head out While our recent weather has been wet and raw, it had been warmer not long ago and on a day when...

Paddling and birding Round Lake and Little Tupper Lake

Ducks on the move With waterfowl migration beginning, I make sure to check out area lakes whenever I can. And so, when Wren, my dog, and I had a chance to explore south of Tupper Lake the other day,...

Birding & Paddling Fishing Brook

  A lovely new area has been opened to the public for paddling and fishing in the Town of Long Lake. County Line Flow and Fishing Brook can both be paddled, and fishing is allowed from the shoreline...

Four Adirondack birding destinations to flock to!

The secret is out — the central Adirondacks is a special place, and birds know it. Located in the heart of the boreal zone, a swath of bird-loving habitat that runs from the northeastern to the...

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