Looking for adventure? Mt. Arab, in southern St. Lawrence County, offers spectacular views of the Adirondacks from its summit fire tower. Visit our trails page to learn more about local hiking opportunities.

We are pleased to share images from our 2020 Nature Up North calendars!

Each year, you share hundreds of photos and observations with us here on natureupnorth.org as Encounters. For another year running, we're excited to be sharing some of our favorite photos from the previous year through our printed wall calendar. In addition to stunning local photography, our calendars also feature Nature Notes highlighting seasonal wildlife behavior to look for each month. 


1st Place Overall (2020 calendar cover, December)

Snowy Paddle by Fred Nentwick

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Potsdam Climate Vigil In the Schools

On Friday, December 6th, a group of people sang together in harmony in the Canton Park.  We were bundled up in coats, hats, and gloves as icy wind and snow swept through town. The lyrics, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas, joined us for a singular purpose - climate activism. As cars sped by and people passed with children, we raised our voices in song.

Students at the October Vigil In the Schools

Our next Monthly Climate Action Vigil is this Friday, December 6th, from 4-5 in Canton. It is cold, so wear warm clothes! 

At our November vigil, we were joined by candidate for U.S. Congress, Tedra Cobb.  Tedra has since garnered national attention to her campaign and raised over 1 million dollars. Tedra also spoke on the SLU campus on November 13th to more than 50 students about the Climate Crisis. 

2020 Calendar Cover, snowy paddle by Fred Nentwick Just Our Nature

Nature Up North calendars are on sale at local businesses through early 2020! These printed calendars feature our favorite photos shared by community members as Encounters on natureupnorth.org in the past year. Calendars also include Nature Notes highlighting seasonal wildlife behavior local to the North Country region.

The Canton Farmers’ Market in Autumn (Source: Facebook) North Country Voices

With just a quick walk around the Canton Farmers’ Market, you can see the wide variety of vendors that come each week. Each has their own unique experiences and stories as to how they got to the market. I interviewed a few of the vendors to see how they got started and to learn how the season went. After all, who better to learn from when it comes to the state of our environment?

Lifting a paper making screen to reveal wet paper Just Our Nature

Don’t know what to do with the invasive plants in your backyard? You can make paper!

Events Up North

April 25, 2020

Pre-register by April 9th for a free race t-shirt! (registration form here)