Top ten essential camping tools

By Sandra Hutchinson

Here in northern New York State, we are getting into prime summer camping time. School is out and the best sites have already been reserved, especially on our favorite place to pitch a tent — one of the Lake George camping islands.

After years of camping on the islands with my family, I’d like to offer my list of top ten camping essentials for tent camping. Don’t leave home without these!

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Community Day at Hildene, in Manchester Vermont

Note from Sandra: I’m pleased to share with you a piece written by my husband, Mark Frost, which appeared in the June 1 issue of The Chronicle Newspaper. 

By Mark Frost; Photos by Sandra Hutchinson

Last year by chance, my wife Sandra and I happened on Community Day at Hildene in Manchester, Vermont. It was great, and it was free. The 2017 Hildene Community Day is Sunday, June 11, from 9:30 to 4:30.

The Hildene gardens are known for their spectacular display of peonies in June. They were in all their glory during last year’s Community Day.

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