Monday, December 28, 2015

This Blog is ending

As of December 31st, 2015 this Blog will end. All future entries will be on the Blog JoinRogerOutdoors on my webpage: under Adventure Blogs. Please join us there and at one of our many "future events" listed there.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Deleting this Blog - But with a substitute blog

To all of our loyal NY viewers,
Nearly 10,000 of you have viewed this Blog and I thank you for your loyal support over the years. But in the next few days we are going to consolidate this Blog into our Join Roger Outdoors blog because we are so seasonal.
So, please shift your subscription/favorite setting or whatever over to:
It will cover most of our meetups, announcements and activities on a seasonal basis. Central Florida in winter and Upstate New York in the spring/summer and fall months.
That's it. A simple switch over and we are all good.
Thanks again for your loyalty and we will continue to help you get out and enjoy the great outdoors via our continuing entries.
To do so on your own, please check out all of our outdoor titles on my webpage at: for both New York and Florida titles as well as our Safe in the Woods and other titles and programs.
Thank you for your continuing support,

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Christmas Trees and Books at Lime Hollow

Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045 has just announced that their sale of fresh Christmas Trees is now available:

November 28, 9am-6pm
Start of extended hours for our annual Christmas tree sale!

And, they also carry some of my local book titles in their gift shop, and many more outdoor books and gifts. Great stocking stuffers! Stop by and see them this season. It'll solve a lot of your shopping needs in one stop.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NY Resources Still Available

I may be in Florida for a few months but all of our NY and general books are still just a click or two away. You can access any of our books through my webpage at: or access any of our NY books and programs through:, or through our main publisher at: You can always access Common Man Books and pay by credit card by calling them, toll-free at: 866-793-0555.
If you have any problems with any of these fulfillment options, please contact me personally at: and I will personally handle it.
Thank you for your business,
Roger Fulton

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall in Upstate New York

This photo was taken at Dryden Lake in Central New York on October 12th, 2015. It exemplifies why we live here. So get out there and enjoy the great foliage and the great outdoors!

And our guidebooks can get you there for hiking, biking and canoeing/kayaking from the 1000 Islands to Lake George/Saratoga and our new series for the Finger Lakes Region. Check out all of our titles at: to find the guidebooks for your area.  Roger

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Fall Caution

They call it Fall for a reason. It's when the leaves fall off the trees in the New York and elseware.
As I was out on the Wilderness Way trail at Lime Hollow Nature Preserve today, it was starting. A little used trail it is not particularly well delineated anyway, but today it was even more difficult to follow. The Fall leaves had tended to "blur" the trail. And four times I had to stop and seriously look for markers before I continued, being sure I had the right trail. And, those leaves are going to keep falling, blurring many of our trails throughout NY.
Not to worry; just be prepared. Carry a compass with a plan to get out by dark. A topo map can help so you can identify landmarks and terrain to know where you are and how to get home. And a GPS reading, taken before you leave the parking area, can be a great addition to your successful outing. Just be sure you have good batteries. :-)
It's a GREAT time of year to be out in the wild. few bugs, great foliage and crisp air. Enjoy it all and be prepared, just in case you lose that trail that is covered by those fallen leaves.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tick Check in Central NY

This was the headline for a recent online article in Central New York:

Lyme disease reports skyrocketing in Central New York

We have warned you about the dangers of tick bites and possible Lyme disease in the past on this Blog. And in our book Safe in the Woods that came out last Fall, we dedicated pages 71 to 73 to the prevention of exposure to tick bites and Lyme disease. 
This is just another wake-up call. So protect yourself out there. Take the common sense precautions we recommend and then just check for ticks every day after coming in from outdoors, whether it's from the wild or your own back yard. 
Best wishes and stay safe out there!