Description - Known as the "Gateway to the Adirondacks," Fulton County offers a scenic peaceful living environment for nearly 55,000 residents. Two favorite overnight outdoor destinations are Northampton Beach Campground and Caroga Lake Campground. Unspoiled beauty is found throughout the four-season county. Mountains and valleys boast quiet trails while the lakes and streams provide plentiful catches for anglers.
- Fulton County rests at the foothills of the Adirondack Park where it meets Mohawk Valley. Economic, social and cultural opportunities abound in this county that nearly 55,000 people call home. Outdoor enthusiasts will find a host of recreations from steep mountain trails, swimming and golfing to fishing and boating in one of the county's 44 lakes. Two public campgrounds offer a total of 395 campsites with park amenities ranging from sandy swimming beaches and boat launches to shade covered picnic grounds and cross-country trails. Visitors to Fulton County will also find Johnson Hall State Historic Site. It is the former home of French and Indian War hero Sir William Johnson.
Recreation - Fulton County hosts an array of recreation for the outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors and residents alike enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, leaf-looking and more. Popular lakes include West Caroga Lake, Pleasant Lake and the Great Sacandaga Lake.
Climate - The Adirondacks has a varied climate with average January temperatures from below 14 degrees reaching to 18 Fahrenheit (below -10 to -8 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). There are fewer than 100 days of frost-free growing season in the Adirondacks. Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The southwestern slopes of the Adirondacks, Tug Hill in particular, receives more than 44 inches.
Fulton County comprises the southern most portion of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.