Outdoor Guides

Tug Hill: A Four Season Guide to The Natural Side

Illustrated and edited by local naturalist and wildlife artist Robert McNamara, is again available for use in learning and navigating the Tug Hill Region. Contributing writers include John Cecil, the late Lee B. Chamberlaine, Peter Gaskin, Glenn Johnson, Donald E. Moore, III, and Lisa St. Hilaire. The guide features a sampling of the plants and animals of ten of the major habitats that make up the Tug Hill, and includes a narrative of natural events, organized by season. An easy-to-use source for the identification of a variety of species, the 288 pages include 64 color plates with beautiful full-color illustrations by McNamara. The reprint was made possible by a generous grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation, Senator James Wright and National Grid.

Price: $15.00

Also available at Hughes Hardware and Country Creations in Boonville, Campfitters in Westdale, Carpenter’s Hardware in Camden, Vella’s in Constantia, Lewis County Hospital in Lowville, The Edge Hotel in Lyons Falls, Handmaidens Garden and Sewary Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, and the NYS Zoo at Thompson Park.

East Branch of Fish Creek Brochure

Free! Download a copy now!

This map and guide was produced in 2006 and includes a brief history of the East Branch of Fish Creek Conservation Lands as well as current uses and restrictions. Also included is a detailed map of public recreation opportunities. A limited number of hard copies are available, upon request.

Tug Hill: Recreation Guide

We are working on creating an updated Tug Hill Recreation Guide, since it was last published during 2011. Once all of the trail updates have been mapped, we will release a new edition of this guide. 

All-season recreation guide featuring a variety of recreational opportunities available in the Tug Hill Region, including cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, motorized and non-motorized trails, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing access. The Tug Hill region is relatively unknown to most people. The activities listed in this guide are in keeping with the rural character of the region. You can view an interactive map of this recreation guide here.