The VisitTugHill.com web site is an all-season
guide featuring a variety of recreational opportunities available in the
Tug Hill Area, including cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, motorized
and non-motorized trails, canoeing, kayaking and fishing access. The Tug
Hill region is relatively unknown to most people. The activities listed
The Tug Hill region is located roughly in the triangle
formed by Watertown, Rome, and Syracuse. It encompasses approximately
2000 square miles. The area is relatively flat compared to other areas
in New York State.
This recreation guide provides maps of the trails that give a general concept of the configuration of the trails and relative locations of landmarks. For more detailed trail planning, you may want to consult town and county highway maps and USGS topographic maps, which are available at some bookstores.
| While Tug Hill is not wilderness in a strict sense, its
densely forested terrain can become confusing even to the most seasoned
hiker and cross-country skier.
Wherever you plan to take an outing to go skiing, hiking, biking, or fishing, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind to make your trip safe and enjoyable. Make sure you always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. In an emergency, you will be easier to locate.