Fall at Loon Lake

Just returned to the Northern Adirondacks from our vacation on Nantucket. Feels good to be back. Sitting on the porch, in the dark this morning, listening to the rain, and an occasional Loon call.

As we relaxed on the porch last night, I commented that I was glad to be back at the lake. Paula said that she thought I liked being at the lake better than Nantucket— and I do. There is so much to do and experience here, all year round. Each season is different.

The leaves are changing on the Hills surrounding Loon Lake. I would anticipate Columbus Day Weekend will be near peak foliage color. Already getting red, and some yellow.

Some hunting seasons have opened. Grouse is open. Early Duck will open October 2nd. I would be wearing blaze orange out there now, including your dogs.

Coyote trapping will start the end of October. I mention this for those of you who walk you dogs at the lake off lead. Last year, someone put out coyote traps on the Kushaqua Tract and Sable Highlands conservation lands (both sides of Route 26, down by the Loon Lake Mountain trailhead). Please be careful with your pups.

Hex and Hop in Bloomingdale is having their Octoberfest on Saturday. Teddy’s has been holding on, with limited hours, trying to make it through Columbus Day.

Looks like the weather will be improving as we head into the weekend. Enjoy!

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