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  NCPR News Chaumont Barrens: The North Country's Prairie 06/05/06 permanent archive link permalink
If youíre looking for a unique hike in the North Country, try this. Tucked in the northwest corner of Jefferson County, just inland from Lake Ontario, thereís an area thatís more North Dakota prairie than northern New York forest. Itís called the Chaumont Barrens. Itís owned by the Nature Conservancy. Itís the only ďalvarĒ landscape in New York State. And best of all, its wildflowers are in full bloom right now. David Sommerstein took a nature walk and sent this audio postcard. (4:28)
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