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Adirondacks, NY

Information about Adirondacks, NY – The Adirondacks are an immense blue and green (white in winter) space in which to relax, play, and plot an adventure. This region in northern New York State contains over 3,000 lakes and ponds, 2,000 miles of hiking trails, more four-diamond resorts than any other destination in the state, nearly 100 campgrounds, and of course, the Adirondack mountains.

Adirondacks Tug Hill Region – The Adirondacks Tug Hill Region’s picturesque farmland, meandering rivers, rolling hills and scenic river valleys lay just outside of the Adirondack Park’s Blue Line.  Famous for receiving record-breaking snowfall each winter, the Tug Hill Region, located within Lewis County, NY, offers year-round outdoor recreation, unique Adirondack attractions and special events.

Environmental Conservation

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1,1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.


First National Bank of Dryden – Committed to Service Since 1902.  Dryden, NY.  607-844-8141.

Farm Credit – Country Living Loans offered for land only and for constrution. Contact Leigh-Ann Harvatine, Mortage Specialist 800-392-3276.

Also, contact Jill Polak, Mortgage Specialist 800-762-3276.

For appraisals of farms and large acreage properties in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, Otsego and Chenango Counties, contact Rebecca Stone 607-435-4730.

Elmira Savings Bank – The People’s Bank.  Contact Missy Park, Mortgage Consultant 607-257-8808


Williams & Edsall Land Surveyors, P.C. – The Turner House, Suite 101, 24 NYS Route 96, Owego, NY.  607-687-8953

Denkenberger & Greene – Land Surveyors.  Cortland, NY.  Contact James Denkenberger 607-756-5168

Se Guin Land Surveying, PLLC – Chittenango, NY.  Contact Forrest Se Guin 315-263-1642

Victor J. Fairbairn Land Surveying – Boundary Surveys, Subdivisions, Topographic Surveys.  Arkville, NY.  Contact Victor Fairbairn 845-586-3111

Kenneth B. Shields, L.S. – Land Surveying, Licensed in NY and PA.  Contact Ken Shields 607-467-3971



Edward Reid Engineering – Syracuse, NY.  Contact Edward Reid, Civil Engineer, 315-569-4328


Well Drillers

Randolph Well and Pump Co., Inc. – McLean, NY.  Contact Ray or Larry Converse 607-838-3550

Amber Well Drilling, LLC – Tully, NY.  Contact Jay Deline, Geologist, 800-304-3110.  Services offered:  Wells, Water Conditioning and Water Systems/Pumps to all of Central and Upstate NY since 1968.



Smith and Son Excavating – Earth Moving, Tractor Trailers, Dump Trucks, Pond Construction.  Contact Matthew or Shannon Smith 607-334-5203



Jerry A. Knapp Construction, LLC – General Contractor.  Contact Jerry Knapp 607-371-6363


Robert C. Dempsey Agency – Complete Insurance Services.  Groton, NY.  Contact Christopher Dempsey 800-822-9227

Modular Homes

American Homes – NYS Largest Manufacturing Housing Dealer in six locations across New York State.  1968 Dryden Road, Freeville, NY.  607-347-4600

Farms — Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Greenane Farms – Offer a full spectrum CSA to members throughout southeastern NY and NYC that includes Organic vegetables, fruit, Angus beef, chicken, quail, dairy products, breads, baked goods & preserves, and ready-to-eat meals.


Farms — Leasing Options

Finger Lakes LandLink – A project of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County and Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming.  The purpose is to facilitate connections between land owners and farmers seeking land in the Finger Lakes region, and to grow the local food economy.

Alternative Energy Solutions

Altair Energy Services – Storm Window Inserts, Solar PV & Hybrid Systems, Energy Conservation Consulting, Alternative Energy Solutions.  Lew Beach, NY.

Landscaping Services

Jeff’s Lawn & Landscaping Property Service – Landscaping, Lawn Mowing, Walkways/Patios/Walls, Cleanouts, Seasonal Cleanup.  Central Square, NY.  Call Jeffrey Wright at 315-668-1797

Financial Management and Services

Merrill Lynch — Contact Andrew DeFran 607-254-2055.  Merrill Lynch offers specialty asset management and trust services.  They manage and invest royalties from mineral rights.  Their specialty asset managers conduct extensive ongoing contract review and oversight to ensure you are properly paid.  Andrew offers additional personal financial solutions to meet financial and retirement goals.  Please call for more details.


Big Game Tracking Services

Deer Search Inc. – Wounded Big Game recovery using Leashed Tracking Dogs.  Finger Lakes Chapter 585-935-5220.  Call Walt Dixon 315-440-4489NYS Licensed, Leashed Tracking Dogs, Deer Search Certified.  Counties covered in New York:  Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.



The Finger Lakes Trail – The Finger Lakes Trail System is the main Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve. The main FLT is 562.9 miles long. There also are five branch trails and fourteen loop trails that extend from the main FLT. These branch and loop trails currently total 236.0 miles.

Finger Lakes Region

Finger Lakes Region – If you like wine, sunsets and beautiful scenery then check out this site.

Visit Ithaca New York – VisitIthaca is the number-one source of travel information for Ithaca and surrounding Tompkins County. Here you’ll find answers to questions on lodging, dining, attractions, recreation, events and more. So regardless of how you say it, welcome to Ithaca, your gateway to the Finger Lakes.

Law Firms

Margaret M. Robinson, Attorney at Law – Margaret M. Robinson is a Cortland, New York attorney focusing primarily on real estate transactions, but also handling many other legal matters including estates, wills, and business transactions.   The office represents buyers, sellers and lenders in residential and commercial transactions and provides personal, professional attention to your closing from start to finish. The practice is based in Cortland County, but can also assist you with real estate transactions in southern Onondaga County, and Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Madison and Tompkins counties.  Personal service and professional results in a small firm setting.

Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP – Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP (CMB&K) has served the diverse legal needs of our community since it was founded in 1876. It is located to serve Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, as well as Fort Drum and other communities in the North Country from its offices in Watertown, Carthage, and Canton.  Contact Lawrence Hasseler 315-493-0030.

Nelson Law Firm – Oswego, NY.  Contact Allison Nelson 315-312-0318.

Places to go & things to do in NYS

I Love New York – A great site to start your research for places to go, things to do and sites to see.


Arbor Day Foundation – The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make our world greener and healthier.

Wine Trail

Finger Lakes Wine Country – Finger Lakes Wine Country is bustling with events throughout the year from exciting racing at Watkins Glen International in July and August, New York’s largest wine festival, the Finger Lakes Wine Festival in July, wine trail events along Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Wine Trails, and family-fun activities at one of the area’s many museums.