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Putting in. What could go wrong? Photo: David Sommerstein
Putting in. What could go wrong? Photo: David Sommerstein

Early bird campers get the wilderness to themselves near Old Forge

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Tent? Check. Marshmallows? Check. If you don't mind chilly dips in the water or black flies, early season camping is a great time to beat the crowds to the wilderness.

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David Sommerstein
Reporter/ Producer

Right at this time last year, David Sommerstein and family friends went canoe camping on Alger Island on Fourth Lake near Old Forge. His daughter, Olivia, and friend, Miles Attemann, then 5 and 6, took the mic to document the camping weekend.

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The crew at campsite #2. Olivia and Miles with mothers, Lisa Lazenby and Andrea Ferro. Photo: David Sommerstein.
The crew at campsite #2. Olivia and Miles with mothers, Lisa Lazenby and Andrea Ferro. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Miles with dandelions. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Miles with dandelions. Photo: David Sommerstein.

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