BIRCH Magazine Celebrates the North Country
BIRCH Magazine is Northern New York’s premier online magazine that was born out of one native Upstater’s desire to make a difference and showcase his local community through a unique and fresh perspective.
Highlighting the local art, people and culture to weave a spell of North Country charm that is difficult to escape. From the majestic Adirondack Mountains to the equally enthralling St. Lawrence River and 1,000 Islands region, as well as the picturesque “foothills” in between.
The seed for BIRCH Magazine first germinated on a dairy farm in Upstate NY. As a young child I grew up amid the caring neighbors, independent spirit and reliance on the natural environment that was inherent in North Country life. I was an only child, spending me free time exploring the woods and pastures of my Uncles dairy farms. Many a story was to be told in the leaves and briars, cool brooks and sunny patches I encountered on my adventures. It instilled in me a sense of pride and “belonging” that can never be replaced. It’s with the same feeling that I went on to, years later, create BIRCH Magazine in an effort to celebrate the beautiful North Country that I call home.