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Welcome to the Tug Hill Region

Tug Hill Plateau is a remote section of upstate New York located a short drive north of Syracuse, between the east end of Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Mountains.

Tug Hill 6 Point
Tug Hill 6 Point

Redfield (Salmon River) Reservoir
Redfield Reservoir

Salmon River Falls
Salmon River Falls

Spring Turkeys
Spring Turkeys



     Comprised of the eastern Oswego, southern Jefferson, western Lewis and northern Oneida counties, this area is popular in the winter for snowmobiling and skiing due to its large snowfalls that come off of Lake Ontario, in the spring and summer for its numerous trout streams and back roads used for hiking and mountain biking, and its abundance of large and small game make hunting in the area enjoyable in the fall. The area contains many large parcels of state land which are open to the public for many recreational uses.

    The region surrounding Tug Hill contains numerous attractions and recreational opportunities nestled in its many small villages and hamlets. You will find antique shops, flea markets, handmade furniture, gifts and crafts, fishing and hunting guide services, miles of snowmobile trails, restaurants, lodging, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, boating, canoeing, both down hill and cross-country skiing, pure maple syrup products, numerous roadside produce stands and much more.

    To the south is Oneida Lake, famous for its walleye fishing both in the summer and through the ice, is popular for summer water sports.

    To the west, Lake Ontario, from Mexico Bay on the south east corner of the lake to Sackets and Henderson Harbors is renowned for its sport fishing including salmon, trout, bass and walleye along with numerous panfish. A Fort at Sackets Harbor is a famous reminder of the War of 1812. The salmon and steelhead runs in the Salmon River flowing through Pulaski and Altmar are world famous and draw fisherman from around the world. There is abundant lodging and restaurants along the lake as well as state and private campgrounds, boat launches and marinas.

    To the north Watertown leads into the 1000 Island Region of the St.Lawrence River. Heading east to the Black River valley is Carthage and Lowville. This area is very picturesque with its many dairy farms.

    The eastern portion of the region is bounded by the Black River Valley south to Boonville. The River has numerous public launch areas and contains good populations of bass, walleye, northern pike and panfish. Many portions of the river contain slow meandering lazy water and make for enjoyable canoeing. The remnants of the old canal systems still are present when traveling through this area. East of the Valley leads into the foothills of the Adirondacks. South of Boonville lies the City of Rome, an important point before the Erie Canal when the boats were brought up the Mohawk River from the Hudson River and transferred to Wood Creek to allow travel through Oneida Lake to the Great Lakes. Fort Stanwix, which remains today, was located at this spot to protect this important transfer point.

Journey back in time on Tug Hill