Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This short video gives you a glimpse of the region. In talking with people from different parts of the country I often sense that many people picture New York City when they think of New York. It is difficult for some folks to imagine vast wilderness areas and pristine forests with clean rivers and lakes.
The Tug Hill region is about the size of the state of Rhode Island and lays between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks.
In addition to the core forest area there are many family farms, great cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The Salmon River and it's tributaries as well our many lakes and ponds make for great sport fishing. We also have a growing Amish population. Oswego county aloan now has over 300 Amish families that have moved here over the last five or six years. Wide open spaces, cheap land and an abundance of fertile soil and fresh water make this area very attractive for those who wish to live off the land.
It does take a strong spirit to endure our harsh winters. Lake effect snow piles up on average between 200" - 300" every year.