Summer Camping in Hamilton County

Author:Troy Tetreault
Five campgrounds you don't want to miss this summer Hamilton County is home to what may seem like endless camping opportunities. So much so, that it can be hard to choose one that fits your idea of a...

BIG Outdoors

Author:Olivia Penrose
Big Outdoors The Adirondacks are notorious for going big no matter the season. From hiking and paddling in summer, to catching some powder by snowshoe or downhill-skiing in winter, the region is...

Four Paddles for Great Summer Adventures

Author:Katie LaLonde
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...

Paddling at Dawn

Author:Katie LaLonde
Stacy, a Long Lake local for the last 13 years, is an avid paddler and business owner in Long Lake. She moved to Long Lake for a job opportunity and fell in love with the community. They were...

Canoe Camping on the Essex Chain Lakes

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...

A Few Full-day and Multi-day Paddles in the Central Adirondacks

Author:Alan Belford
Paddling Season! With a warming spring sun upon us and the Dark-eyed Juncos, Song Sparrows, and Brown Creepers singing early spring to my yard, our lakes and waterways are beginning to open up. Such...

Half Day Paddles in the Central Adirondacks

Author:Alan Belford
It’s time to start thinking about paddling It may seem strange to read (or in my case, write) a canoeing blog when all of our lakes are frozen solid, but with longer days, warmer temperatures, and...

A Paddle and Picnic with Family

Author:Eileen Mowrey
I purchased my first kayak, the same one I still use today, when I was nine years old. My older brother and I had recently gone paddling for the first time during an Adirondack vacation. My parents,...

Birding Sabattis Bog and Paddling Round Lake

Starting at Sabattis Wren and I were out early the other day, starting our trip at Sabattis Bog. Early mornings are key at Sabattis, as the road can get fairly busy when folks are heading in to...

An Evening Paddle to Round Lake

The End of the Day Round Lake is perhaps my favorite paddle in northern Hamilton County, and a friend and I took a chance to get out on it the other day. It was late by the time we arrived, but we...


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