Posted by: winteridge | April 12, 2013

Where IsThe Tug?


Where IsThe Tug?

Living near a larger metropolitan area an hour or so south of Tug Hill, I am often asked such questions as “What is The Tug?” and “Where is Tug Hill?” when I mention going up there to hunt, fish, or recreate.  Maybe this will help.

Tug Hill Lake Effect Snow.

Tug Hill Lake Effect Snow.

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Posted by: winteridge | March 20, 2013

Too Much of a Good Thing…


tug hill snowI was just reading about the snowfall forecast for The Tug for the next couple of days:  18-30 inches on top of the foot or so they have so far this week.  And today is, yes, the first day of Spring.  All the snowmobilers love it, and if you live on Tug Hill, you enjoy it or live with it.  If you enjoy winter sports, it makes for a long season to enjoy…even last year they got SOME snow when no one else did.

I can recall one winter, probably it was 1977, when my brother and I spent a day snowmobiling on April 15!  And there was a lot of snow, with 6 foot banks on the roadsides.  It got a bit soft in the afternoon when the temp went up…a few muddy spots and open creeks.  Spring conditions, we always called it.  But Tug Hill is THE place to be for winter sports, when the snow often starts to arrive in October, and stays into April.  The old timers used to say The Tug had just two seasons: Snow Flies and Black Flies.  Some truth to that, though we usually get some nice weather in August thru October.  Usually.

Posted by: winteridge | February 6, 2013

A Landmark


Just read that Montague Inn is for sale!  Make your dream a reality…

 

Posted by: winteridge | January 25, 2013

Hello, Good Friend. Have some Spam?


I am, as always, puzzled at the growing practice of writing spam comments on wordpress blogs. Or do they even know they are on wordpress? I mean some of them are funny, some are ignorant, some are incoherent, but what do they gain from them? Many of them are obviously canned, using the same comments with various names and addresses. On most it is obvious that they have not read the blog they are commenting on; deriding me for using too many videos when I have never used a video, or demanding in broken english that I correct my language and punctuation. Or criticizing me because my site is not showing up properly on their blackberrry or nookberry or whatever, and why do I not fix this?  One is tempted to answer them and to try to show them the error of their ways, but to do so probably puts you on another of their lists.  Is there a point? Is there a purpose? Thankfully, WordPress does a fantastic job of filtering out this gibberish, but why is it even there?  Surely these people can make better use of their time and energy, and of their computers?

Posted by: winteridge | January 23, 2013

Tug Hill Camp


I know I get a lot of traffic on here from people looking for “Tug Hill camp for sale” and “Tug Hill snowmobile camps”, so I just want to keep you up-to-date on ours.  We have 360 acres with 2 nice camps on Pitcher Road in Montague, and we have decided to sell them.  Luckily, we found Pete @ NY Landquest…4 of our 6 parcels are sold, or in process.  If this is something that interests you, give Pete a shout.  We have had quiet enjoyment for over 30 years, and it is time to give someone else that opportunity.

Here is a followup, looks as if the camp above is now sold…the final piece of our paradise. But if you are interested, hey, check in with Pete…ya never know.

Our cabin in Montague

Posted by: winteridge | January 23, 2013

Country Road


This one if for my friend Barb.  I’m sure you will recognize this scene.  One of my favorite country roads, with the big maple trees lining the sides, and the stone fences.  I had to stop by in October when the leaves were in bloom.Image

Posted by: winteridge | January 19, 2013


This is just an update. We had offered our property for sale on our own and then thru a couple of inactive realtors. Now we are serious about selling, with a real seller and reduced prices. Check it out.

Wandering the Tug (Tug Hill)

For those of you who may be looking for a place of your own away from the traffic and turmoil, our Tug Hill property is now for sale. A beautiful great camp overlooking our pond, and about 300 acres of land, mostly forested. If you are into hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, ATVs, or just a getaway, this is it. Check it out on our website at: https://winteridge.wordpress.com/tughillforsale .

SORRY, IT IS SOLD. (Update: see “regional” list below on the right.)


GO HERE for further info.

If you are interested, give us a call. My bud Pete @ NYLandquest has all the details at 1-315-269-3487 or pete@nylandquest.com. Start building your own memories now. The years go by so fast…

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Posted by: winteridge | January 18, 2013

TUG HILL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE:


Our cabin in Montague

TUG HILL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE:

For those of you who may be looking for a place of your own away from the traffic and turmoil, our Tug Hill property is now for sale. A beautiful large camp and about 300 acres of land, mostly forested, and nearly surrounded by NY State land. If you are into hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, ATVs, or just a getaway, this is it. Check it out on our websites below:

If you are interested, give us a call. My bud Pete @ ny land quest has more details at 1-315-269-3487 or pete@nylandquest.com.   Start building your own memories now. The years go by so fast…

SORRY, FOLKS, BUT THIS LAST PARCEL HAS BEEN SOLD.  THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TO VISIT US.

Note: I am still trying to make this link thing work, but if you look under the “Regional” box on the right below, you should be able to view the websites. I need to consult my daughter the technology person.

I have some information on our property at: http://tughillforsale.wordpress.com, and nylandquest has some great photos on their site.

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Posted by: winteridge | January 18, 2013

Tug Hill Land For Sale


For those of you who may be looking for a place of your own away from the traffic and turmoil, our Tug Hill property is now for sale. A beautiful great camp overlooking our pond, and about 300 acres of land, mostly forested. If you are into hunting, fishing, snowmobiles, ATVs, or just a getaway, this is it. Check it out on our website at: https://winteridge.wordpress.com/tughillforsale .

SORRY, IT IS SOLD. (Update: see “regional” list below on the right.)


GO HERE for further info.

If you are interested, give us a call. My bud Pete @ NYLandquest has all the details at 1-315-269-3487 or pete@nylandquest.com. Start building your own memories now. The years go by so fast…

Posted by: winteridge | January 2, 2013

The Bird!


bird419grouse3941(Borrowed from Alfred Hitchcock).  This is not really about Tug Hill, but the place I like to visit most often when I am not on The Tug.  Beaver Lake Nature Center near Baldwinsville NY.  They have a beautiful lake, some great trails, lots of wildlife, especially wild geese, and a host of family activities.  When I pass on, I want to have a bench dedicated there in my memory.

Anyway, I was hiking a trail there recently and encountered a beautiful Ruffed Grouse who appeared to be without fear.  He allowed me a few photo opps, and hung around for quite a while while I chatted with other visitors and pointed him out.  He would come out on the trail and circle around us, then wander into the woods a bit before circling back.

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Now I have known the grouse, or partridge, or ‘pa’tidge’, for many years, hunted them with occasional success, and eaten a few, but never had one up close like this. Usually just a whirrrr of thunder as they fly up without warning, often after you have walked past their hiding place. Very unnerving. And their camo feather patterns make them very difficult to see in the leafy forest floor. A very remarkable bird. I finally left this one entertaining other hikers and went on my way.

A few days later, while hiking this same trail, I encountered ‘The Bird’ again in the same area. Again, he was friendly for a while, then became aggressive, pecking at my feet and ankles, and flying up at me to peck at my legs. Maybe he was tired of being photographed. He kept circling behind me and pecking at my ankles. When I decided to go on my way, he followed me down the trail, pecking at my trouser cuffs. Once a runner came by, and the grouse quickly disappeared, only to come back after me when the coast was clear. I was looking about for a stick to discourage this dirty bird, when another pair of hikers came by with cameras, and I turned Mr Grouse over to them and fled the scene. I have heard that other hikers have met this same(?) bird and photographed him, but I have not heard of others being assaulted. Strange.

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