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Taking the Path Less Traveled: Hiking in the Hitchen’s Pond Primitive Area

By: Justin Devendorf In certain parts of the Adirondacks, overcrowding on the trails has become a major problem. One need only look at tweets from Forest Rangers that show the parking lot of the Adirondack Loj completely full by 6:00am or the weekly email reports from the Department of Environmental Conservation that highlight the numerous …

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Kayaking the most dangerous section of the Upper Niagara River

The upper Niagara River between the Peace Bridge and International Railroad Bridge is considered the most dangerous section of the river. Due to its fast moving current, large volume of water, and unpredictable swirls, it is not a beginner’s paddle. It has claimed many lives and boats throughout the years. We had proper gear and …

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Finding a New Place on the North Country Trail

Guest Postby Shane Hawkins The North Country National Scenic Trail, generally known as the North Country Trail or simply‘NCT’ is the longest National Scenic Trail in the National Trails System. It stretches more than4,600 miles through eight states (North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio,Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont). The NCT traverses Michigan’s Pictured Rocks NationalLakeshore, …

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Letchworth State Park: Finger Lakes Trail at The Grand Canyon of the East

The Letchworth section of the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) is a spur trail running along the entire eastern side of Letchworth State Park. Dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the East”, the park has a gorge cutting through it which rises close to 550’ deep in places and is end capped by Mt Morris Dam at …

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