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Ira Gray Collection at Northampton Town Hall

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Northville in Fulton County

A collection of Ira Gray’s lifetime achievements and hobbies can be found in the town hall on South Main Street, Northville.

Ira Gray, or Adirondack Ike as he preferred to be called, lived with his mother, Julia, and stepfather, Charles Brooks, on the South Shore Road in the Town of Day, in the area known as Brooks Bay. Ike built a house for his mother and it was later moved up from the river. Behind the house Ike built a small camp on Daley Creek and called it HI-N-DRY. Ike’s house was filled with stuffed trophy animals hanging on the walls. Ike was a great whittler who carved wooden statues of beaver, deer, etc. This trapper, woodsman and author of several Adirondack books, left behind this reason for such a long life: Don’t smoke, don’t drink and don’t work inside. Adirondack Ike’s home still stands on Daley Creek, west of Sacandaga Lake and Northville.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:indoor
Admission Fee:no


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