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Camping in Hamilton County --- New York State Style

Author:Spencer Morrissey
State camping in Hamilton County The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has numerous campgrounds throughout New York, but in the Adirondack Park we have some of the finest...

Barker Mountain and Barker Pond

Author:Spencer Morrissey
In search of trail potential I have been working with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) off and on, trying to determine locations of family-friendly trails, in particular in Hamilton...

Metcalf Mountain, an Indian Lake 3k’er

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Metcalf Mountain There is a small group of hiking enthusiasts out there whose goal is to climb all the Hamilton County 3000 foot mountains. This is a pretty decent accomplishment considering it's a ...

Rollin' on Two Wheels

Author:Michelle Clement
So Much to Explore... A year ago this week, I started a new job which not only allowed me to continue to work and live in the place that I love, but it has encouraged/nudged/forced (pick your word of...

Accessible Camping & Fishing at John Dillon Park

Author:Michelle Clement
A Fully Accessible Campground Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park, just north of the Hamlet of Long Lake you will find International Paper's John Dillon Park. Operated by Paul Smith's College...

The sound of music echoes through Hamilton County summer

Author:Sue Cameron
Music, music, music - much of it FREE! Summer brings with it some terrific music in the Hamilton County region. Free concerts abound, as do concert events all over the region and festivals...

DIY Exploring—A Bushwhacking Overview

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Adirondack Bushwhacking I have been exploring the Adirondack backwoods for decades and much of that time has been spent off-trail, through the forest, thick and thin, bushwhacking. I took on the...

Macomber Mountain—A venture to a Hamilton County 3K’er

Author:Spencer Morrissey
Macomber Mountain I have a fascination with bushwhacking and exploring something new, and who knows, maybe even previously uncharted. My buddy Jim has been itching to do the 3000 foot peaks in...

The Black Fly Challenge... It's Epic!

Author:Michelle Clement
It's almost that time of year again... Black Fly Challenge time! Maybe you've heard of it?  If you haven't, rest assured the Black Fly Challenge is nothing like what you are imagining. Here in the...

Don't Stress It!

Life Lesson on Stress Management Recently I was asked to share a life lesson that I have learned in the Adirondacks. And with that question, my mind simply started spinning. I have been blessed to...


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