What's Your Nature?

Become a Nature Up North explorer to share your encounters with wild things and wild places in New York's North Country. Post your wildlife sightings, landscape shots, photos from your outings, and even your organization's events!


Posted by Bill Hill,
North Country explorer from Edwards NY
July 7, 2020

Although this week was a scorcher, Tuesday was nice for a paddle up the Bog River from Low’s Lower dam to Hitchins Pond and the upper dam. This is always a favorite paddle of mine, and I usually make the trip three or four times a year. This trip was special as it was my daughter's first visit to the Horseshoe area.

The route offers some of the most picturesque scenery in the Adirondacks in any season. Apparently, I’m not alone in this opinion, as over half the cars in the parking lot were out of state. Fortunately, there is plenty of room to avoid others and social distancing was easy.

The trip is about six-miles round trip and the paddling is generally quite easy. Usually, I would hike to the summit of the overlook. We were trying to keep cool and beat the thunderstorm, so we skipped the hike. We did take time to explore some of the ruins at the upper dam. If you haven't made this trek- you should put it on your list, you won't regret it