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A Beautiful Weekend for the 11th Annual Adirondack Birding Festival!

Date:
Jun 30, 2015
30Jun2015
Author:Joan Collins
The three-day annual Adirondack Birding Festival was held for the 11th year in a row with perfect weather! Sixty-seven people traveled to Hamilton County to attend field trips, dine on the W.W....

July's a Hot Month!

Date:
Jun 25, 2015
25Jun2015
Author:Michelle Clement
With a stellar 4th of July weekend upon us, it should be known that July is when the event calendar hits its peak!  In fact, there are so many great events scheduled this month that writing a "...

Independence Day in Our Corner of the 'Dacks

Date:
Jun 24, 2015
24Jun2015
Author:Michelle Clement
July starts with a BANG! From thousands of falling ping pong balls, to bed races, parades and dazzling firework displays, to say the events calendar for July 4th weekend is jam-packed is simply an...

Camping in Hamilton County --- New York State Style

Date:
Jun 22, 2015
22Jun2015
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

Date:
Jun 22, 2015
22Jun2015
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

Date:
Jun 07, 2015
07Jun2015
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

Date:
Jun 02, 2015
02Jun2015
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

Date:
May 31, 2015
31May2015
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

Date:
May 26, 2015
26May2015
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

Date:
May 17, 2015
17May2015
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...

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