Hiking

Submitted by Pamela Merritt on Apr 27, 2017
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Newcomb is a wonderful destination for spring hiking. There is a mountain that is just the right height, historic sites to explore, and an entire complex of lakeshore and forest trails. Top to bottom, it is Adirondack hiking that is all within the spring conservation guidelines that avoid damage to trails and delicate vegetation. One sweet mountainGoodnow Mountain is a fun trail that even
Submitted by Joan Collins on Apr 04, 2017
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A Season of ChangeIt is always a welcome sign of spring when birds begin to return to the Adirondacks. At this time of year, each day brings new arrivals along with their beautiful songs. Just this morning, an American Robin sang at dawn outside our home. Spring is a fascinating season of change in the avian world. Year-round birds change their behavior as they get ready to nest, many of our
Submitted by Pamela Merritt on Feb 17, 2017
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I had a thrilling destination in mind for my next snowshoeing adventure. It was the Adirondack Interpretive Center at Newcomb. All this fresh snow put me in mind of some fresh trails. I had not yet visited this incredible complex, which combines science, conservation, and some awesome scenery. The AIC (as it is known) is a one-stop source for outstanding learning experiences in the central
Submitted by Pamela Merritt on Feb 15, 2017
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It's not just bears who need their caves in the winter. We can have fun with our own, human version. Our winter wonderland offers fun ways to explore something new, and for a very reasonable outlay, too. The abundant outdoor options, with dining and lodging that is "just right," adds up to a great time. Here's my day. It was great fun. Extraordinary WildernessThis is what I'm talking about:
Submitted by Joan Collins on Dec 21, 2016
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Boreal birding is fantastic in the western Essex County towns of Newcomb and Minerva. There is substantial boreal habitat and much of it can be accessed along roadways for easy car-birding. For a quieter experience, there are many trails where a hiker can wander in captivating boreal forest or paddle calm waters. In the winter, there are snowshoe and cross-country ski options. Birding Along