Just paid the taxes so sore subject. As for the snow, I embrace it. Other than mountain peeks out west I don't think any place comes close to the Tug Hill. We may even beat those mountains. I look at it as a challenge. Mother Nature has stacked the deck against me but I still call her every hand. She wins most but I get the occasional victory. As tough as the winters are I truly believe there is no better place June-November. No drought(other than last year), high temp is 85, low temps 40-50's all summer. The thing that has stuck with me is when I bought the place the owner said you can walk 60 miles out the back door without crossing a road. I don't look at the snow as a negative. Without it there would be a whole lot more people here and I probably would not be.