By Diane Chase Buttermilk Falls in Long Lake is a wonderful place to stop and stretch your legs, have a picnic or just enjoy the view. From the village of Long Lake, take NYS route 28/30 south for 3 miles to North Point Road. There will be a sign here that says "Buttermilk Falls." Turn right (west) onto North Point Road, and follow it for 2.1 miles.
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After a few weekends filled with theatre we needed a little family outdoor time to bring back some balance. We have never entered the William C. Whitney Wilderness area. We have driven past with a longing look wondering what lies beyond that road. As we drive down the winding road private posted signs flank the road. At first we are unsure if we are going the right way. Finally those familiar DEC signs start appearing. The William C. Whitney area is surrounded by private land in and around the Wilderness area. We cross the bridge over Little Tupper Lake when someone spots a pair of mallards paddling on the marsh. It is one of our first signs of spring. The horse trail is just beyond so we eagerly question what other spring gifts may be on the trail. We have no plans to walk the complete four miles to the shore of Little Tupper Lake. Stony Pond is a little closer at 2.75-miles. The snow is granular and the ground is bare in most places. The snowshoes are obsolete here. We kick t
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Shane Holmes of Blueline Geocachers also encourages non-geocachers to come to the 4th annual Mid-Winter Get-Together. The event is free and registration is not required. Bring a lunch or grab something from a local vendor. Anyone without a GPS and is interested, Holmes will gladly pair with other geocachers to introduce the activity. Holmes states,“Geocaching is great exercise. You get outside, hike, swim and are introduced to places that perhaps you haven’t seen before. Some people have never done anything like this outside so it opens up a new opportunity to see something of esthetic value. For others, it gets them off the computer. ” The Long Lake event will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall/Fire Hall (N 43° 58.352 W 074° 25.215) from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. read more