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Sacandaga River Nature Walk near Northville in the Town of Northhampton on the Adirondack Trail

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Town of Northhampton

Adirondack Trail, in Fulton County

The Town of Northampton, along the northern shore of Great Sacandaga Lake, includes the Village of Northville, and the Hamlets of Sacandaga Park and Fish House.

In New York State, the designation "Town" is applied to what are called townships in other states. Scenic Byway Towns may include communities, private lands, and state-owned wilderness areas.

Northampton is bounded by the Great Sacandaga Lake, a vast man-made reservoir built in the late 1920s to protect the Hudson River region from annual flooding. The first white men to visit the area were probably Jesuit missionaries and the first permanent settlement took place in the late 1780s.

At first, the region was devoted entirely to agriculture and small industries. Abundant streams provided power for grist and sawmills. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the lumber industry created boomtowns with milling, cooperage, tanning, and woodenware industries.

Beginning in the north in Malone, just a few miles below the Canadian border, down to the Mohawk River Valley in the middle of New York State, the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway gives travelers easy access to the scenic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy year-round recreational activities, countless opportunities to explore history, and enjoy the friendly people and relaxed pace of life in small communities along the byway.




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