Looking for adventure? Mt. Arab, in southern St. Lawrence County, offers spectacular views of the Adirondacks from its summit fire tower. Visit our trails page to learn more about local hiking opportunities.

We are once again hosting our annual calendar contest for nature photos that will be featured in our 2018 wall calendar. These photos can be wildlife sightings, landscapes, sunsets, waterfalls, game camera pics, or photos from any outdoor adventure - hiking, fishing, canoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, biking, gardening, hunting, birding - you name it! The grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to ACE Hardware (redeemable at multiple North Country ACE True Value locations), and their winning entry photograph will be featured on the cover of the 2018 calendar. Second place will receive a $25 gift certificate to the TAUNY North Country Folkstore in downtown Canton. All individuals whose photos are selected for the calendar will receive two free calendars from Nature Up North… Read more ...

2017 Calendar Cover Just Our Nature

Calling all North Country nature photographers!

Sunrise on Alger Island, Fourth Lake captured by Sherrill Barlow Just Our Nature

The sun sinks low on the horizon and the sky comes to life in a fiery burst of color. You grab your camera and run outside, in awe of the saturated sky above you. But your dog is thoroughly unimpressed, only interested in the possibility of playtime. It has no idea the sky is on fire. Every animal has a different perception of light and color meaning everything we see is through our own human lens.

Water Chestnut. Courtesy of Michael Figiel of Flickr Creative Commons. Just Our Nature

These days, walking on water is not the big deal it once was. Back a long time ago, it required a miracle, but now all you need is a bad infestation of invasive aquatic plants. Anyone who has viewed a serious case of European watermilfoil, water chestnut, or hydrilla knows that a solid mat of vegetation stretching across a once-open waterway is a barrier to swimming, fishing, and boating.

Fairy House Just Our Nature

*There's still time to visit the fairies! Our Fairy Friends will now be staying in the North Country until July 7th, 2017.

Just Our Nature

Spirits were racing and spring was in the air last Saturday April 15th as excited runners and walkers hit the SLU trails at the second annual Nature Up North - St. Lawrence Land Trust Earth Day 7K in Canton.

Events Up North

July 28, 2017

Come along on a jaunt in the night with Nature Up North at Wachtmeister Field Station to learn about the animals who stay up in the dark!

July 29, 2017

Mushrooms evoke a wide range of images including fairies and gnomes, poison and decay, and even gourmet dinners for some!

July 30, 2017

What if you could make paper with plants collected from your own backyard?