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Enjoy reading helpful tips and information, and discovering Adirondack hot spots from our resident experts and outdoor adventurers. We've got insider insight on the extraordinary people, places, adventures, and activities that make Hamilton County so truly special. Read along, learn some cool facts, and please feel free to share your tips and join in on the conversation!


Winter Adventures on the Northville-Placid Trail

Feb 18, 2024
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the Northville-Placid Trail The Northville-Placid Trail (NPT) is a 138-mile-long path through the Adirondack Park. While thousands have thru- or section-hiked...

Where the Heck Do I Go to the Bathroom? And other Great Snowmobiling Questions

Feb 06, 2024
Author:Aurora Pfaff
There's snow fun like fast fun The moment there is just the right amount of snow, a familiar sound rings out: the throaty purr of a snowmobile engine. For loyal riders, the arrival of snow is a gift...

Fish On! Ice Fishing Derbies are on the Horizon

Jan 18, 2024
It’s derby day! In Hamilton County, communities gather on the icy surfaces of our frozen lakes to partake in ice fishing derbies all over the region. When the days are dark and the weather is less-...

Embracing Small-town Charm: Winter Wonderlands in Long Lake and Inlet

Jan 14, 2024
Author:ADK Adventurer
Make this a wonderful winter with classic adventures Escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine and immerse yourself in the enchanting small-town charm of the Adirondacks and Hamilton...

Two Takes on Winter in Hamilton County

Dec 11, 2023
The journey is the destination in Hamilton County Experience winter the Adirondack way, as you wind your way through the small towns of Hamilton County, stopping along the route for good eats, grand...

5 Reasons Why Winter is the Best Season

Nov 27, 2023
Fact: winter is the best season If you don't already love winter, a seasonal visit to Hamilton County will most likely change your mind! We have everything here that makes winter fun, enjoyable, and...

Shop Local This Holiday Season!

Nov 21, 2023
#ShopADK - Shopping local can make all the difference to small business owners! The holiday season has snuck up on us quickly this year, but there is still more than enough time to shop local and...

Vintage Vibes: Why Hamilton County Is the Perfect Retro Vacation Destination

Oct 07, 2023
Author:Sydney Aveson
The allure of a retro getaway In a world filled with constant change and modernization, there’s an irresistible allure of the past, evoking the memory of simpler times. According to a recent survey...

Hiking in the William C. Whitney Wilderness Area

Oct 02, 2023
Hike these trails in the William C. Whitney wilderness Interesting history belies much of the breathtaking beauty in the wild spaces of the Adirondack Mountains, and the William C. Whitney Wilderness...

A New "Bang for your Buck" Hike

Sep 23, 2023
Author:Janelle Jones
Many fire towers in the Adirondacks are 100+ years old now. New ones aren’t being built. But, as the saying goes, old things are better than new because they have more stories to tell. And fire...


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