Scenic Clinton County is located in the Northeast corner of New York State, bordering on beautiful Lake Champlain. With the majestic Adirondack Mountains and numerous lakes, rivers and tributaries, it is an ideal place to live, work or visit. Enjoy fishing, skiing, swimming, boating, hiking, camping or virtually any outdoor activity in our County.

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New York State
Clinton County
Plattsburgh State
Ausable Marsh WMA
Burnt Hill State Forest
Cadyville State Forest
Chazy Highlands
Flat Rock State Forest
Gulf Unique Area
Kings Bay WMA
Lake Champlain
Lewis Preserve
Macomb State Forest
Moon Pond State Forest
Taylor Pond Wild Forest
Terry Mountain State Forest
Valcour Island
Valley View State Forest
Wickham Marsh

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Photo: View from My College Dorm Room

View from My College Dorm Room

The first year I stayed at Plattsburgh State I had a dorm room on the ninth floor of Wilson Hall. In the foreground is Ruger Woods and the Saranac River which ran just past my dorm. Beyond it is Plattsburgh High School Football field, along with the Adirondack Mountains. The gap in the distance is between Pokomoonshine and Bigelow Mountain, where the Adirondack Northway goes past Butternut Pond and climbs into the Adirondacks.

Photo: Paper Plant

Paper Plant

That's one of Plattsburgh's most famous landmark, the Georgia Pacific Toilet Paper and Paper Towels. It's the reason why the city kind of smells at times like burning dog shit. When you crack the fibers of pulpwood, it releases the sulfur from the fibers, and our noises are super sensitive to low-level releases of hydrogen sulfide.