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What makes this region so special are the experiences people have here in the Adirondacks.

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"it was so calm, so clean, and so pure ... I have never been to a place like this before."

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"If all these guys are coming from all over the United States to fish here in the Adirondacks, something good must be going on here..."

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"We're always finding new places to go check out, new things to sniff, new pictures to take ... you can never get bored."

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"I just want to be on top of a mountain ... that's where I want to be."

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"When you discover new roads all you want to do is find an excuse to come back and ride it again."

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"There is a rhythm and a resonance that these mountains hold, and that these woods hold, and that this land holds. And that is being captured in all of the things being made here."

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"The real way to see what we do is to be here, to visit the area, to taste our products right out of our hands, right out of our farm store."

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"There is a rhythm and a resonance that these mountains hold, and that these woods hold, and that this land holds. And that is being captured in all of the things being made here."

- Visit Adirondacks

The first Saturday in May every year marks the opening for Walleye and Northern Pike season here in the Adirondacks. This opening encompasses one of the largest and most astounding spectacles every spring here in the Adirondacks – the annual spawning run of the Rainbow Smelt. These small 3-5" baitfish reside in the deep, cool waters for 9-10 months out of the year. But when the spring thaw starts these little guys move into the shallower waters and a feeding frenzy ensues.

- Bobby Helms

The best time to go rafting in the Adirondacks is spring, though really it depends on the type of experience you are after! Spring is the best time for HUGE water, but you have to be ready to be a bit chilly – meaning plan to wear a wetsuit. Summer is awesome for surfing and relaxing in between rapids, and fall is great for foliage and wildlife. I love it all.

- KC Gandee
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