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What are your favorite things about winter in the North Country?

42.2% -- Winter landscapes, skies

42.2% -- Other

23.6% -- Fires or hot beverages

21.9% -- Skiing or snowshoeing

15.2% -- Snowmobiling or sledding

15.2% -- Skating or hockey

14.6% -- No pollen allergies

12.4% -- Longer nights

12.4% -- Snowmen or snowball fights

8.4% -- Ice fishing

Total responses: 178

The NCNow Survey is an unscientific poll of visitors to who choose to participate. All comments are subject to editing.

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no bugs.good excuse to kick back and stay inside watch tv. love to feed and watch the birds

3/1/2021 5:31 PM

When it is OVER

3/1/2021 5:21 PM

I like hearing from the Greed Over People supporters complaining about the price of gas. Guess they never heard of supply and demand. FOOLS

3/1/2021 4:39 PM

Waiting for spring!

3/1/2021 3:54 PM


3/1/2021 2:47 PM

the clean crisp air.

3/1/2021 2:42 PM

Hearing about the north country weather from our home in Fort Myers Florida

3/1/2021 10:48 AM


3/1/2021 9:12 AM

This winter bird watching at the feeder, watching, and appreciating the great work our local highway plow crews do in keeping our roads open and safe (bravo)!

3/1/2021 9:03 AM

building snow forts

3/1/2021 8:21 AM

Coziness of being inside. Not having to mow the lawn. No biting insects.

3/1/2021 6:51 AM

It being over and the return of strong daylight!

3/1/2021 5:27 AM


3/1/2021 3:58 AM


2/28/2021 8:05 PM

staying warm

2/28/2021 7:46 PM

The smell of clean fresh air.

2/28/2021 5:21 PM

SUMMER! I hate winter.

2/28/2021 8:57 AM

Quietness of the woods

2/28/2021 5:29 AM


2/27/2021 12:47 PM


2/27/2021 8:43 AM

The end. It is absulutely terribe here. BY here I mean the Village of Massena. In addition to the poor weather we have horrible tax rates and a corrupt, now, former Mayor. Currier was drugs.

2/27/2021 8:38 AM

When it’s over.

2/26/2021 4:39 PM

Hate Winter!

2/26/2021 1:42 PM

The end and spring around the corner.

2/26/2021 1:17 PM

when it ends

2/26/2021 11:45 AM

Watching all the teachers that were complaining about COVID and not want to go back to work enjoying themselves skiing , snowmobiling, partying in bars , playing sports, etc. all on the tax payers dime ! Get over yourself , you are a civil servant and no better than a Walmart employee that has to work.

2/26/2021 11:34 AM

Snowmobiling , i am going to hit 2,000 miles this year !

2/26/2021 10:21 AM


2/26/2021 9:07 AM


2/26/2021 8:22 AM

Literally Nothing

2/26/2021 8:15 AM

2/26/2021 8:11 AM

it always comes to an end!

2/26/2021 8:11 AM

More time in doors with electronics

2/26/2021 7:49 AM

2/26/2021 4:14 AM

In most years it brings people together indoors, I look forward to doing that again while at ease

2/25/2021 10:51 PM

None of the above, moving to North Carolina in Spring.

2/25/2021 7:47 PM

2/25/2021 3:58 PM

use to love all of above but at 80 too old to enjoy, still like snow on the timber and pure white on ground

2/25/2021 3:33 PM

Colder weather

2/25/2021 2:09 PM

No bugs to swat at

2/25/2021 11:10 AM


2/25/2021 10:04 AM

I live in the South and do not miss winter one bit. No snow, cold or frigid winds. The only thing good is that it is pretty, but I will sacrifice the view for 70 degree weather and 4 months more summer.

2/25/2021 9:07 AM

Living in Arizona.

2/25/2021 8:20 AM

Paying the big fuel bills

2/25/2021 8:13 AM


2/25/2021 6:20 AM


2/24/2021 11:20 PM


2/24/2021 9:18 PM

My favorite thing about winter is when it ends.

2/24/2021 8:36 PM

Nothing I hate winter

2/24/2021 3:26 PM

Drinking cold beer

2/24/2021 3:24 PM

when its over

2/24/2021 3:21 PM

The end.

2/24/2021 12:47 PM

I simply like the change that four different seasons offer. Also don’t like hot weather at all.

2/24/2021 11:46 AM

The End

2/24/2021 8:52 AM

Four seasons, small towns, country life.

2/24/2021 8:41 AM


2/24/2021 8:11 AM

What do I like to do in winter? I don't actually like it, but I HAVE to dive off the sidewalks and into the high dirty snowbanks to avoid snowmobilers driving their machines on sidealks like in the picture you have on your website. Get off the sidewalks. They're for pedestrians.

2/24/2021 7:57 AM


2/24/2021 7:27 AM

When it is over!

2/24/2021 5:14 AM

only one more season till spring....

2/24/2021 4:56 AM

Plowing Snow

2/24/2021 1:00 AM

No bugs!

2/23/2021 11:33 PM

Going somewhere there is sunshine, warmth and more things to do. I HATE cold, snow, shoveling and putting boots and coats to go out.

2/23/2021 10:31 PM

Nothing!!! Cold and poverty ridden. Population on the dwindle. Helo help

2/23/2021 10:11 PM

Nothing is good about winter

2/23/2021 9:54 PM

Potsdam Snowman Festival

2/23/2021 8:36 PM

Watching grandchildren playing in the snow...

2/23/2021 7:51 PM

Snow days

2/23/2021 7:22 PM


2/23/2021 7:11 PM

Good sleeping weather. Making winter soups and stews.

2/23/2021 7:07 PM

At the beginning of the winter its a magical time every four years. During the presidential election cycle the dead rise before the first snow on election day to vote Democrat.

2/23/2021 5:52 PM

When it ends

2/23/2021 5:42 PM

No mosquitoes!!!!!

2/23/2021 5:03 PM

No mosquitos or black flies.

2/23/2021 4:19 PM

no biting flies and no lawn to mow

2/23/2021 4:14 PM

Absolutely nothing!

2/23/2021 3:28 PM

no bugs

2/23/2021 3:17 PM


2/23/2021 3:07 PM

Praying that it will get over fast and a nice Spring will arrive.

2/23/2021 2:33 PM


2/23/2021 2:23 PM

Quilting bee or craft days .

2/23/2021 1:53 PM


2/23/2021 1:31 PM


2/23/2021 1:26 PM

Not being there. Summer only!

2/23/2021 12:38 PM

Birding. Great location for bird feeders, eagles, hawks, owls, winter waterfowl.

2/23/2021 12:28 PM

Snow days

2/23/2021 12:03 PM

No lawn mowing.

2/23/2021 12:01 PM

The last snow fall.

2/23/2021 11:41 AM


2/23/2021 11:22 AM

When it ends!

2/23/2021 10:34 AM

I like cats.

2/23/2021 9:53 AM