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Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/13/2010 12:33:06 MDT Print View

I'm planning a canoe trip in the Adirondacks and wonder if anyone can fill me in on whether there is a difference in the amount of bugs between June and July.

I have to pick one of these months to go and would obviously like to pick the month with the least amount of bugs.

Nathan Baker
(Slvravn) - MLife

Locale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
Re: Bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/13/2010 12:59:51 MDT Print View

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G Foster McLachlan
(hunter13) - F

Locale: NYS
Re: Bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/13/2010 14:14:09 MDT Print View

Both months the bugs can be fierce. I cant even say which one could be worse. Just be prepared.

Andrew Richardson
(arichardson6) - F

Locale: North East
Re: Re: Bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/13/2010 18:16:22 MDT Print View

Yeah, we went last year and they were definitely out in force. That is why I thought that I would ask to see if going in June would be better than going in July.

Nicholas Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: Montanada
Re: Re: Bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/19/2010 19:32:08 MDT Print View

Its a coin toss. I grew up there and either month has its share of bugs. Late summer/Fall is truly when to go as I'm sure you are aware.

Spruce Goose
(SpruceGoose) - F

Locale: New England
bugs in the Adirondacks on 05/21/2010 18:12:15 MDT Print View

June is generally worse than July. People generally use July 4 as the generic cutoff for black fly season. It's not terribly accurate, but...