Rising more than 2,000 feet at its highest point, and spanning 1.2 million acres, the Tug Hill Plateau offers commanding views of the Adirondack Mountains and the rolling farmland of Lewis County. Charming villages border the expansive, scenic playground, offering miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe tracts. In pristine, undeveloped forests, wildlife flourishes and visitors may glimpse deer, rabbits, beaver, turkey, fishers, bobcats and coyote.
Each season offers a new perspective on the Adirondacks Tug Hill Region. Summer's lush greenery gives way to majestic fall foliage, and winter's bountiful snow melts into a rushing spring. Spring ushers in whitewater rafting on the Black and Beaver rivers, farmers' markets throughout the farming community and mountain biking on maintained trails. From kite-skiing to horseback riding on designated equestrian trails - adventure awaits in the Tug Hill region.
In winter, Lake Ontario's close proximity to the region translates to greater lake-effect snowfall than anywhere else in the northeast - averaging 200 inches each year. Snowmobiling is a huge draw to this "snowbelt" of New York. ATV riders can take advantage of a vast network of more than 450 miles of trails that connect to Quebec and other Adirondack snowmobiling trails.