When most people think of the state of New York, they think of New York City. They think of the big city life and Times Square. Some want to visit such an area where a taxi or limo service is a necessity. Others want to stay far away from the noise of the Big Apple. That is just fine as there are plenty of other areas in New York. There are also plenty of other things to do in the state of New York. The question is… what fits your fancy? Are you a hunter, a fisherman, or just a tourist? Everyone has different ideas of fun. Some love to hunt while others just like to relax. The good news is that there is plenty of open space and hunting grounds in New York for both groups. Lake living in Washington County offers plenty of opportunity for both.
Hunting, Fishing or Wildlife watching!
The Adirondack Mountain Range has plenty of areas to explore. Wildlife is plentiful and the scenery will take your breath away every time. We really mean it when we say there is a lot of wildlife, though. Make sure to bring a decent rifle with you even if you are not planning to hunt. Bears and wolves are just as common sights as deer. If you do not want to take your pooch along with you, consider leaving them in a dog kennel. You will also want to wear plenty of thick clothing. There are no tree services that work out in these woods.
Don’t forget Washington County.
This is a great place for young hunters to learn the sport. Did you know that the New York State Department of environmental conservation sponsors Youth and Junior hunter weekends? They release adult pheasant into the areas all across the state including Eldridge Swamp State Forest, Carter’s Pond Wildlife Management Area, and Washington County State Forest. Eldridge Swamp State Forest is in the town of Jackson, NY.
The many rivers of New York State also make for great fishing and hunting grounds. The Batten Kill River, a tributary of the Hudson River makes for great fishing in our own Jackson New York backyard. There is nothing more relaxing that fishing. And who knows, you may even bring home dinner.
Even if you are not a hunter or fisherman, the abundant wildlife makes for great bird watching and wildlife observation in general. You would be amazed at the number and variety of wildlife you will see right from your porch or deck or while lounging near your pool.
Lake Lodging near Jackson, NY
If you are looking for 5-star hotels, then you probably aren’t interested in hunting, anyways. However, Cambridge, NY would be the closest place for motel and bed and breakfast lodging. You may want to consider some vacation property websites if you are looking to take a vacation closer to Hedges Lake. There is a campground right near Lake Lauderdale. Obviously, as you move closer to Lake George and the Adirondack resort communities you will find hotels, lodges, and camps. You may not be able to enjoy lake living year round, but a week or two can be amazing.