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The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.

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The Great New York State Fair

581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209
Phone: (315) 487-7711
Description: August 20 - September 6, 2021
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Stone Creek Golf Club

229 State Route 104A
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: (315) 343-2996
Description: "Stone Creek Golf Club is an 18 Hole Public Golf Course with membership available. Our mission is to provide a family atmosphere that grows the game."
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Camillus CC 5690 Bennetts Corners Road, Camillus, NY 13031 Coughndoy Links 344 Co. Rte. 33, Cental Square, NY 13036 Crestwood 6315 NY-291, Marcy, NY 13403 Dutch Hollow 1839 Benson Road, Owasco, NY 13021 Glennwood Golf Course 688-1446 Toad Harbor Rd, West Monroe, NY 13167 McConnnellsville 3007 McConnellsville Rd, Blossvale, NY 13308 MeadowBrook 8702 Ball Road, Weedsport, NY 13166 MillStone 354 NY RT 5 Elbridge, NY 13060 Port Bay GC 7430 E Port Bay Road, Wolcott, NY 14590 Springbrook Greens 817 Old State Road, Sterling, NY 13156 Sunset Ridge 2814 West Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus, NY 13108 Vesper Hills 4291 Octogon Road, Tully, NY 13159 Woodcrest 6200 Old Cheesecake Factory Road, Manlius, NY, 13104 Shinnecock Hills Southampton, NY Bethpage (Black) Farmingdale,NY Sleepy Hollow Scarborough,NY Quaker Ridge Scarsdale,NY Oak Hill (East) Pittsford,NY Winged Foot (East) Mamaroneck,NY Piping Rock Locust Valley,NY The Creek Locust Valley,NY Glens Falls Queensbury,NY Sebonack Southampton,NY National Golf Links Of America Southampton,NY Poughkeepsie, NY Fishers Island Fishers Island, NY Friar’s Head Baiting Hollow, NY Winged Foot (West) Mamaroneck, NY Garden City Garden City, NY Maidstone East Hampton,NY Kingston, NY xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx California (12) 2. Cypress Point Pebble Beach, Calif. Alister Mackenzie, 1928 10. Pebble Beach Pebble Beach, Calif. Jack Neville/Douglas Grant, 1919 12. Los Angeles (North) Los Angeles George C. Thomas Jr., 1921 17. Riviera Pacific Palisades, Calif. George C. Thomas Jr./Billy Bell Sr., 1926 21. San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. A.W. Tillinghast, 1918 27. California Club Of San Francisco So. San Francisco, Calif. A.V. Macan, 1926/Alister Mackenzie, 1928/Kyle Phillips, 2007 54. Olympic (Lake) Daly City, Calif. Sam Whiting, 1924 55. Valley Club Of Montecito Montecito, Calif. Alister Mackenzie/Robert Hunter, 1929 59. Pasatiempo Santa Cruz, Calif. Alister Mackenzie, 1929 67. Monterey Peninsula (Shore) Pebble Beach, Calif. Bob Baldock, 1962/Mike Strantz, 2004 68. Bel-Air Los Angeles George C. Thomas Jr./William F. Bell, 1926 85. Monterey Peninsula (Dunes) Pebble Beach, Calif. Seth Raynor, 1924/Tom Fazio/Jackson Kahn, 2015 New Jersey (8) 1. Pine Valley Pine Valley, N.J. George Crump/H.S. Colt, 1918 23. Somerset Hills Bernardsville, N.J. A.W. Tillinghast, 1918 57. Plainfield Plainfield, N.J. Donald Ross, 1916 69. Baltusrol (Lower) Springfield, N.J. A.W. Tillinghast, 1922 74. Ridgewood (W/E) Paramus, N.J. A.W. Tillinghast, 1929 83. Hollywood Deal, N.J. Walter Travis, 1915 90. Mountain Ridge West Caldwell, N.J. Donald Ross, 1929 99. Baltusrol (Upper) Springfield, N.J. A.W. Tillinghast, 1922 Massachusetts (6) 22. The Country Club (Clyde/Squirrel) Brookline, Mass. TCC Members/Willie Campbell, 1899 43. Myopia Hunt Club So. Hamilton, Mass. H.C. Leeds, 1898 52. Old Sandwich Plymouth, Mass. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2004 53. Eastward Ho! Chatham, Mass. Herbert Fowler, 1922 58. Kittansett Marion, Mass. William Flynn/Fred Hood, 1922 64. Essex County Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass Donald Ross, 1917 Florida (5) 20. Seminole Juno Beach, Fla. Donald Ross, 1929 45. TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Pete Dye, 1981 77. Streamsong (Red) Streamsong, Fla. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2012 95. Streamsong (Blue) Streamsong, Fla. Tom Doak, 2012 98. Calusa Pines Naples, Fla. Michael Hurdzan/Dana Fry, 2001 Ohio (5) 26. Camargo Cincinnati Seth Raynor, 1926 33. Inverness Toledo, Ohio Donald Ross, 1919/Andrew Green, 2017 42. The Golf Club New Albany, Ohio Pete Dye, 1967 51. Muirfield Village Dublin, Ohio Jack Nicklaus/Desmond Muirhead, 1974 65. Moraine Kettering, Ohio Alex Campbell, 1930 Oregon (5) 19. Pacific Dunes Bandon, Ore. Tom Doak, 2001 38. Bandon Trails Bandon, Ore. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2005 44. Bandon Dunes Bandon, Ore. David McLay Kidd, 1999 66. Old Macdonald Bandon, Ore. Tom Doak/Jim Urbina, 2010 80. Sheep Ranch Bandon, Ore. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2020 South Carolina (5) 31. Kiawah Island (Ocean) Kiawah Island, S.C. Pete Dye, 1991 47. Yeamans Hall Hanahan, S.C. Seth Raynor, 1925 72. Congaree Ridgeland, S.C. Tom Fazio, 2017 73. Harbour Town Hilton Head, S.C. Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus, 1969 93. Palmetto Aiken, S.C. H.C. Leeds, 1897/Alister Mackenzie, 1933 Wisconsin (5) 49. Whistling Straits (Straits) Haven, Wis. Pete Dye, 1998 71. Milwaukee River Hills, Wis. H.S. Colt/C.H. Alison, 1929 87 (Tie). Lawsonia (Links) Green Lake, Wis. Bill Langford/Ted Moreau, 1930 91. Sand Valley (Sand Valley) Nekoosa, Wis. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 2017 96. Sand Valley (Mammoth Dunes) Nekoosa, Wis. David McLay Kidd, 2018 North Carolina (4) 11. Pinehurst (No. 2) Pinehurst, N.C. Donald Ross, 1907 41. Old Town Winston-Salem, N.C. Perry Maxwell, 1939 50. Wade Hampton Cashiers, N.C. Tom Fazio, 1987 92. Pinehurst (No. 4) Pinehurst, N.C. Donald Ross, 1919/Gil Hanse, 2017 Georgia (3) 6. Augusta National Augusta, Ga. Alister Mackenzie/Bobby Jones, 1933 32. Ohoopee Match Club Cobbtown, Ga. Gil Hanse, 2018 37. Peachtree Atlanta Robert Trent Jones Sr./Bobby Jones, 1947 Michigan (3) 16. Crystal Downs Frankfort, Mich. Alister Mackenzie/Perry Maxwell, 1932 35. Oakland Hills (South) Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Donald Ross, 1917/Robert Trent Jones Sr., 1950 79. Kingsley Kingsley, Mich. Mike Devries, 2001 Pennsylvania (3) 5. Oakmont Oakmont, Penn. Henry Fownes, 1903 8. Merion (East) Ardmore, Penn. Hugh Wilson, 1912 89. Aronimink Newton Square, Penn. Donald Ross, 1928 Illinois (2) 14. Chicago Wheaton, Ill. C.B. Macdonald, 1895/Seth Raynor, 1923 24. Shoreacres Lake Bluff, Ill. Seth Raynor, 1921 Colorado (2) 34. Ballyneal Holyoke, Colo. Tom Doak, 2006 100. Cherry Hills Cherry Hills Village, Colo. William Flynn, 1923 Nebraska (2) 7. Sand Hills Mullen, Neb. Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw, 1994 82. Prairie Club (Dunes) Valentine, Neb. Tom Lehman/Chris Brands, 2010 Hawaii (1) 94. Nanea Kailua-Kona, Hawaii David McLay Kidd, 2003 Idaho (1) 70. Gozzer Ranch Harrison, Idaho Tom Fazio, 2007 Kansas (1) 18. Prairie Dunes Hutchinson, Kan. Perry Maxwell, 1937/Press Maxwell, 1957 Maryland (1) 75. Baltimore (Five Farms East) Baltimore A.W. Tillinghast, 1926 Minnesota (1) 76. White Bear Yacht Club White Bear Lake, Minn. William Watson, 1915 Missouri (1) 78. St. Louis St. Louis C.B. Macdonald, 1914 Montana (1) 48. Rock Creek Cattle Company Deer Lodge, Mont. Tom Doak, 2008 Nevada (1) 81. Shadow Creek Las Vegas Tom Fazio, 1990 Oklahoma (1) 28. Southern Hills Tulsa, Okla. Perry Maxwell, 1936 Rhode Island (1) 84. Newport Newport, R.I. William F. Davis, 1899/A.W. Tillinghast, 1924 Tennessee (1) 63. Honors Course Ooltewah, Tenn. Pete Dye, 1983 Texas (1) 87 (Tie). Wolf Point La Hood, Texas Mike Nuzzo, 2008 Washington (1) 61. Gamble Sands Brewster, Wash. David McLay Kidd, 2014 West Virginia (1) 60. Pikewood National Morgantown, W.V. J. Robert Gwynne/John Raese, 2009 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Ticks Suck. Here's A Guide To Identifying Them And Avoiding Bites

That trend has continued, with ticks are showing up in places previously deemed safe from the disease-carrying arachnids, from those coastal California beach areas to manicured lawns in the Northeast. The sheer number of ticks may be forcing them to branch out into new habitats, Mayo Clinic parasitologist Bobbi Pritt theorizes.
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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The Importance of Lightning Safety

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena--lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States.


Myth: If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning.

Fact: Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall. This is especially true in the western United States where thunderstorms sometimes produce very little rain.


Myth: The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect you from being struck by lightning.


Fact:: Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. The steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal. Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.


Myth: 'Heat lightning' occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.


Fact:: 'Heat lightning' is a term used to describe lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for the thunder to be heard.


Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.


Fact:: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it's a tall, pointy, isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit nearly 100 times a year.


Myth: If it's not raining or there aren't clouds overhead, you're safe from lightning.


Fact:: Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the thunderstorm, far outside the rain or thunderstorm cloud. 'Bolts from the blue' can strike 10-15 miles from the thunderstorm.


Myth: A lightning victim is electrified. If you touch them, you'll be electrocuted.


Fact:: The human body does not store electricity. It is perfectly safe to touch a lightning victim to give them first aid. This is the most chilling of lightning Myths. Imagine if someone died because people were afraid to give CPR! Call 9-1-1 and begin CPR immediately if the person has stopped breathing. Use an Automatic External Defibrillator if one is available. Contact your local American Red Cross chapter for information on CPR and first aid classes.


Myth: If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.


Fact:: Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. Better to get wet than fried!


Myth: If you are in a house, you are 100% safe from lightning.


Fact:: A house is a safe place to be during a thunderstorm as long as you avoid anything that conducts electricity. This means staying off corded phones, electrical appliances, wires, TV cables, computers, plumbing, metal doors and windows. Windows are hazardous for two reasons: wind generated during a thunderstorm can blow objects into the window, breaking it and causing glass to shatter and second, in older homes, in rare instances, lightning can come in cracks in the sides of windows.


Myth: If thunderstorms threaten while you are outside playing a game, it is okay to finish it before seeking shelter.


Fact:: Many lightning casualties occur because people do not seek shelter soon enough. No game is worth death or life-long injuries. Seek proper shelter immediately if you hear thunder. Adults are responsible for the safety of children.


Myth: If trapped outside and lightning is about to strike, I should lie flat on the ground.


Fact:: Lying flat increases your chance of being affected by potentially deadly ground current. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, you keep moving toward a safe shelter.

Source: FEMA



The 7 Principles

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
Read more



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