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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. Let us help plan your visit to Hamilton County - we've got the insider guides and insight on everything you won't want to miss. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!

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Paddling Cedar River Flow

Author:Alan Belford
The Canvas of a Fall Landscape With a picturesque fall day stretched out before us, Wren and I set out from Wakely Dam onto Cedar River Flow as a soft south breeze brought us warm temps and played...

Canoe-Camping on the Essex Chain Lakes

Author:Joan Collins
Heading into the newly opened Essex Chain Lakes Tract on a Sunday night with a mid-September forecast for 30 degrees should be a guarantee of solitude. It almost was. With only one other camping...

Oak Mountain Welcomes Chef Lou From Hell's Kitchen

Author:Michelle Clement
A thing of the past In the past, if someone were to have asked me to imagine food options at a ski area, two images would have come to mind: Exhibit A - Nachos... better described as canned "cheese...

Paddling Wakely Pond

Author:Alan Belford
Calling an Audible I had planned on paddling and exploring Cedar River Flow this past weekend and loaded up my gear for the trip with Wren. It was a breezy, overcast day, but I was hopeful we could...

Hike into Spectacular OK Slip Falls

New Trail To the Falls Humans are inextricably drawn to water in all its forms. We are particularly captivated by falling water. The sights and sounds of waterfalls are mesmerizing. One of the...

An Adirondack Ghost Story

Author:Michelle Clement
Over the past few weeks I have devoted quite a bit of my time to learning how to hunt. And now as the calendar switches from early to late fall, I am continuing on with that mission. However, in the...

3 Fun Fall Events

Author:Dean Nervik
GET OUTSIDE & PLAY Harvest Fall and Fire Festival Head over to the town of Long Lake for the Harvest Fall and Fire Festival on October 11th, and kick off the day with a craft fair at the Long...

Island Camping - Without A Plan

No plan; No problem... Usually Here's the thing... When you live in (or near) the Adirondacks, every weekend is a great weekend to get-away. Because 'getting away' is as simple as jumping in the (...

Adirondack Fire Tower Challenge

The Challenge "To complete the Challenge and receive the official full-color patch, hikers must climb and document, by date, ascents of at least 23 fire tower summits: 18 of 23 Adirondack Park...

Learning to Hunt

Author:Michelle Clement
This week's assignment: Learn to hunt From 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, my life consists of many, many e-mails. Few however make me laugh as hard as the one than that I received a couple of weeks...


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