Gateway to the Adirondack Mountains
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Retreat to nature, history and small town Main Street living in Oneida County’s North Country. Part of the Tug Hill plateau, this area offers breathtaking natural beauty convenient to reach. Fish for trophy brown trout in the crystal clear West Canada Creek. Walk, bike and cross-country ski the Trenton Greenbelt Trails, white-water kayak Fish Creek, and paddle or water ski Hinckley Reservoir. Boonville delights with its old-fashioned charm at the Black River Canal Museum and is home to the Boonville-Oneida County Fair, featuring the region’s robust agriculture industry. Every August, the population of Boonville swells as it welcomes tens of thousands to the New York State Woodsmen’s Field Days - New York’s premier forestry, lumberjack and lumberjill event. Professional ax men and women from across the US compete for top honors in team and individual events. The annual snowfall in Boonville ranks it among America’s snowiest places, making it the perfect place to enjoy winter adventures. More than 31 miles (50 km) in length, the Black River Environmental Improvement Association (BREIA) Trails offer one of the largest groomed cross-country ski systems in the east. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Boonville Search and Rescue hut located at the far right side of the shopping plaza on Route 12 in Boonville. In the summer months, the trails are perfect for hiking and mountain biking. The Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts is a juried art festival that pays homage to the community’s Welsh heritage. Visit the Stone Meeting House to learn how Congress granted Baron von Steuben a life annuity and New York State deeded him a large parcel of land in appreciation for his wartime contributions. He parsed this land to Welsh immigrants that developed into the Remsen-Steuben area. Life in a small town. Spend some time in the Queen Village of Camden. Tour the Carriage House Museum. Visit Mystic Stamp, founded in 1923, the largest stamp dealer in America. They buy, sell and trade some of the greatest rarities in philately (the study of stamps, postal history and other related items). Enjoy a picnic in Forest Park, 117 acres perfect for biking, running or walking.