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Our three bloggers offer you a more personal view of Oswego County! Whether you are into humor, art, culture or the great outdoors, there is a blog for you. Follow our three writers as they explore all that Oswego County has to offer!

Fishing & Hunting in Oswego County, NY

Authored by Spider Rybaak
Oswego County’s fishing, hunting and great outdoors through the eyes of a professional sportswriter.

Latest 5 Articles from the Fishing & Hunting Blog

  • Fishing the Rapids during the Run | September 22, 2016
    Coho taken in the rapids at the bottom of the Long Bridge Hole in Pulaski, N.Y. This week marks the time to get excited about Oswego County’s salmon runs. Oh sure, a few precocious kings and cohoes ha …
  • Estuary Perch | September 14, 2016
    Stan Oulette of Deer Creek Motel; Pulaski, N.Y. Back in the early 1960s, catching Pacific salmon and steelhead in Lake Ontario was just a dream entertained by fish and game officials and dreamy-eyed a …
  • Lower Reservoir | July 1, 2016
    By Spider RybaakSpawned by the completion of the Lighthouse Hill dam in 1930, the Lower Salmon River Reservoir in the town of Orwell covers 164 acres. Dropping to a maximum depth of 50 feet, and avera …
  • Salmon River Reservoir | June 16, 2016
    By Spider RybaakSet into deep woods on the west side of the Oswego County hamlet of Redfield, the  6.9-mile long Salmon River Reservoir spills over 2,260-acres. Fed by streams and springs pouring  off …
  • Spring Trout Stocking Reports | March 21, 2016
    By Spider RybaakThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just released its Spring Trout Stocking list for 2016.While most anglers decide well in advance where they want to fish …

Exploring Oswego County, NY

Authored by Kara Alheim
Oswego County’s Must See’s and Must Do’s

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Latest 5 Articles from the Exploring Oswego Blog

  • 6 Things You Might Not Know About the Coast Guard in Oswego | June 15, 2016
    Did you know that there’s a United States Coast Guard station right here in Oswego? Maybe you’ve bumped into a “Coastie” in the grocery store and not even known. Well, the Coast Guard Station Oswego i …
  • Bird Fest is Back! | May 10, 2016
    Have you noticed the birds chirping and flying overpast? They’re happy it’s warm out and so am I! This time of year they are traveling North, but not until they visit us in Oswego County. 2015 Derby H …
  • Learning to Sail! | January 26, 2016
    I recently had the opportunity to go out on Lake Ontario and try sailing for the first time. It was truly a fun, unique opportunity that I recommend everyone try. It’s relaxing, safe, and allows you t …
  • 4 Indoor Winter Hot Spots to Check Out | December 3, 2015
    1. Kallet TheaterStop by and watch a newly released movie in an old fashioned theater dating back to the 1930’s. For $30 you get: 2 movie tickets, a large pizza, 2 small popcorn’s, and 2 sodas. That’s …
  • Under the Water in Oswego County | October 30, 2015
    Dive Deeper into these 3 Wrecks. I have never actually been scuba diving nor am I a shipwreck hunter but Oswego County has some pretty amazing spots that are hard to ignore. Who knew Oswego County was …

Arts and Nature in Oswego County, NY

Authored by Kelly Jordal
Writings and photographs that explore arts, nature and history in Oswego County.

Latest 5 Articles from the Arts and Nature Blog

  • Celebrate Oswego County Bicentennial in Fulton | August 12, 2016
    Oswego County continues its bicentennial celebration in Fulton, N.Y., with events that offer something for everyone to enjoy!Salt City Jazz Collective delivers the big band sound. Photo courtesy of Re …
  • Celebrating the Arts, History and Oswego County's Bicentennial… | May 6, 2016
    As Oswego County celebrates its bicentennial in 2016, the Richardson-Bates House Museum welcomes visitors to come in and learn more about local Victorian-era culture.Richardson-Bates House Museum in O …
  • Celebrate Local, Shop Local… | November 25, 2015
    Show Us CNY 2015 has arrived in Oswego County! The annual community photo project showcases the art and nature all around us and gives viewers the opportunity to pause and reflect on the beautiful reg …
  • A Modern Renaissance | December 3, 2014
    Dreams can come true again; when everything old is new again. ~ Peter AllenThe golden age of entertainment has returned to the Kallet Theater in the village of Pulaski, N.Y. Fully restored and dressed …
  • Re-telling a Local Legend… | August 1, 2014
    Fort Ontario State Historic SiteOswego, N.Y.When last we gathered, walking through the parade grounds of Fort Ontario State Historic Site, we remembered the bicentennial of the Battle of Oswego, which …