Posts Tagged ‘Roger Fulton’

Here’s a helpful guidebook on having fun in the snow in the Lake George Region: 25 Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Lake George, NY Region

Roger Fulton and Michael Carpenter spent an entire winter exploring snowy trails in the Lake George Region on both cross country skis and snowshoes. They have chosen 25 of the best trails for you to get out and explore. The difficulty and lengths vary, but nearly all are easy or moderate, with the emphasis on easy. As always, they give you explicit directions from an Interstate (I-87). More than 60 full color photos help you find the trailheads and navigate the trails.

This is just the book to help you get out of the house on a clear winter day to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the North Country in winter. So whether you choose a flat, short and easy trail in Queensbury, or want a full week retreat at a cross country ski resort in the Eastern Adirondacks, it’s in this book. Get out and enjoy!

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lakegeorgebikeJust Released:25 Interesting Bicycle Trails in the Lake George, NY Region” by Roger Fulton & Michael Carpenter

From a short, family friendly “ice cream” ride to a 50 mile long designated state bike route, this book offers more than 25 options in between. Both on-road and off-road biking locations are covered.

The 15 mile round trip, paved Warren County Bike Trail is included, as are segments of the connected, but unpaved, Feeder Canal Trail system. Off-road mountain biking locations are also covered in this comprehensive regional book. More than 60 photos, explicit directions from I-87 and GPS readings for trails and landmarks are all included.

Bicycling opportunities abound in the Lake George Region, but only if you know about them. In this book they tell you where to go, how to get there and what you’ll find – because they’ve been there!

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Click here to see the awesome power of water in a photo of Shelving Rock Falls by guidebook author Roger Fulton.

Roger has a series of guidebooks on hiking, biking, paddling and finding wildlife in northern New York State including Lake George, the Thousand Islands, Saratoga Springs, and outside Adirondack Park. Click here to peruse them all.

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Are you one of lucky few who owns a cottage in the Thousands Islands? Or, maybe you’ve rented one for a week of summer fun? I was among the fortunate few as a small child. My grandparents owned a rustic cottage in Cape Vincent. I have fond memories of yanking sunfish and perch into grandpa’s boat and of exploring all the new sights and sounds along the shore. I loved watching the big ships ply the St. Lawrence Seaway. My mom had a totally different experience. To her, it was a week in the middle of nowhere, having to cook for a crowd, and clean fish. A week (or a summer) can be a long time if you’re not enjoying it.

There is other recreation available. Roger Fulton and Michael Carpenter wrote a series of guidebooks that detail where to hike, bicycle, paddle and view wildlife in the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Region. For a guaranteed good time, check them out:
25 Short Hikes & Interesting Walks in the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Region in New York State
25 Interesting Bicycle Trails in the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Region in New York State
25 Flatwater canoe/Kayak Trips in the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Region in New York State
25 Great Wildlife Viewing Sites in the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway Region in New York State

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Here’s a web site where paddlers list trip reports on places they’ve paddled across New York State. It’s a great resource whether you’re looking for places to paddle, or hankering with an urge to share your latest paddling experience with others.

One thing that bugs me though is that in the upper right corner they recommend a guidebook called “Quiet Water Canoe Guide: New York.” New York State is a BIG place. How can one guidebook possibly cover the entire state? I’ve tried to use guidebooks like these in the past and found that they usually offer one or two options for each region of the state. Unless you’re flush with both cash and time and can drive all over the state, you can’t use most of the guidebook. That’s why the 14 guidebooks I’ve written focus on a limited geographical area – and are packed full of options for that specific region. Wholesalers and retailers don’t like my guidebooks as much because they’re limited geographically. But, people who use the guidebooks find them very useful and well worth their cost. I have 2 paddling guidebooks – one for Western NY (the Genesee River & west) and one for the Finger lakes Region (Genesee River east to Chenango County). If you want to paddle in these regions of the state, they’re a better bet than the “all NY” guidebook. If you’re in the Lake George Region or the Thousand Islands/St. Lawrence Seaway Region, check out the guidebooks by Roger Fulton.

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