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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. We've got the insider insight on the extraordinary people, places, adventures, and activities that make Hamilton County so truly special. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!


Welcome Back to Summer Arts and Culture

Apr 15, 2021
Author:Aurora Wheeler
The Adirondacks are as rich in history as they are in stunning forested landscapes and splash-worthy lakes. In Hamilton County, the exceptional history of the Adirondacks, as well as the remarkable...

Four Paddles for Great Summer Adventures

Apr 11, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
The Adirondacks are made up of countless lakes, rivers, and streams that create endless paddling adventures. From whitewater to leisure paddles, there is something for every skill level. Planning a...

Spring Skiing in Inlet

Mar 23, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
On a recent sunny and beautiful March day, I had the opportunity to get out of the office and head out to experience Inlet. The sun was shining, the temperature was rising throughout the morning, and...

Three Spring Birding Hot Spots

Mar 08, 2021
Author:Justin Levine
Hamilton County, in the heart of the Adirondacks, is a birder’s dream - and for a whole lot of reasons! From cool places to stay to amazing food to incredible birding options and rare species, the...

Vroom! With a View

Feb 18, 2021
Author:Janelle Hoh
Gas in the sled? Check. Blue skies? Check. Route planned, food packed, and hand warmers activated? Check, check, and check.  The only thing missing was a few degrees on the thermometer. It was 2-...

First Time Snowshoe

Feb 15, 2021
Author:RaChelle Martz
When I was a kid I was always outside. Summer time you could find me at the beach, and in the winter time I practically lived at Oak Mountain. I loved skiing and snowboarding, but a combination of...

Fish On!

Feb 01, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
Throughout the Adirondacks, ice fishing is a winter tradition for many locals and everyone is ready to go just as soon as the ice becomes safe to get out on. Once there are 4-6 good inches of ice, we...

Winter at Oak Mountain

Jan 19, 2021
Author:Katie Stuart
When winter arrives and the Speculator region becomes covered in a white blanket of snow, Oak Mountain turns into a winter playground. While most people travel to Oak Mountain for the family friendly...

Foxey Brown Cross-country Ski Trail

Dec 28, 2020
Author:RaChelle Martz
Last weekend my husband, brother in law, pup and I headed out to check out the recently refurbished Foxey Brown Trail. It was a cold, early winter afternoon and the trail was a little damp, but the...

Keeping Tradition Alive

Dec 15, 2020
Submitted by guest blogger Emma Gray It's no secret: 2020 was a strange year. We all adjusted to a "new normal" and tried to find a balance between the old ways and the new. Big parties and...


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