Hamilton County

Winter Birding in the Central Adirondacks

As many of our region’s nesting bird species head south for the winter, some species that breed to our north also head south…into the Adirondacks! Each year, it is exciting to discover which species...

Exploring Fishing Brook and Shaw Pond

A Paddle to End the Day With the warm afternoon sun dropping low enough to create shadows along the waterways, I decided to fit in one last paddle for the day. And so, Wren and I drove a few miles...

Fishing for a Good Time With Your Kids

22May2018
Author:Beth Lomnitzer
Whether you’re looking for a way to get your kids outdoors, sneak in a little extra family time, or just go out and show your son or daughter how to catch their own dinner, fishing can be a great...

Spring Birding...with Crossbills too!

16Apr2018
Author:Joan Collins
With a one-in-twenty year bumper food crop this past winter, Red and White-winged Crossbills irrupted into the Adirondacks, with the largest concentration occurring in Long Lake. Birders traveled...

Guide to a great day on the Hudson!

“All Forward!” “Stop!” “Back on the right!” “Hit the deck!” For eight years as a licensed whitewater raft guide, I’ve called out these - and other - commands to many different crews on my raft....

Julia Burton Preston, An Original Adirondack Guide

The geography and the landscape of the Adirondacks have always formed a sort of “border of challenges." Let’s face it: living here isn't always easy. The winters can be long. The roads are few. The...

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