Explore The Tug Hill Region
The best way to experience the 2,100-square mile Tug Hill region is to think of yourself as an explorer wandering through the many trails and along the riverbanks inside one of the “last untouched wildernesses” in New York State.
Tug Hill falls between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks, covering parts of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and Oneida counties.
The landscape is a unique mix of thick forests, valley farmlands, deep gorges, large flowing rivers and scenic waterfalls, all setting the stage for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience.
A distinct advantage of this region is its smaller population – and that means fewer crowds, less time stuck in traffic, and no waiting in long lines.
An outdoor adventure on Tug Hill starts the moment you reach a destination, park your vehicle, and step outside. The region’s beautiful scenery and natural resources are right there to experience and enjoy.
During the warmer weather, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, camping, birdwatching, bicycling and mountain biking are popular activities. The fall months offer stunning views of colorful fall foliage, a scenic experience that is a favorite among the most dedicated “leaf-peepers.”
In the winter, Tug Hill’s record-breaking snowfalls turn the region into a snowy wonderland filled with endless recreational possibilities. These heavy snowfalls attract plenty of winter sports enthusiasts looking for prime cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, and even sled dog racing!!