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Who We Are
Those seeking the quintessential Adirondack community – a place to visit, a place to live, or a place to open a business – will love the Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Sabael area. Surrounded by numerous lakes, ponds, streams, and mountains our community takes pride in its heritage and traditions. You can see that spirit reflected in volunteerism, commitment to education, and an array of community services, facilities, and activities.
The Town of Indian Lake was established in 1858. The town, located in Hamilton County with a population of approximately 1,400, lies within the six-million acre Adirondack Park. Essex County and Warren County border its east. In the village center, the east-west State Highway 28 meets the north-south Highway 30. The Hudson River forms part of the eastern town line. And, believe it or not, there are no traffic lights in town!
The Indian Lake Museum in the hamlet of Indian Lake contains displays and artifacts relating to the historic Indian population.
The Indian Lake Theater Community Stage & Screen, the original 1938 theater reopened in 2008, provides entertaining movies, operas, live performances, and more for year round residents and visitors.
The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake tells the story of the people who lived, worked, and played in the region.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (The Art center) at Blue Mountain Lake provides cultural events, workshops, and plays throughout the year.
The Indian Lake Library provides books, DVDs, audios, and access to the Internet.
The Lake itself was the inspiration for the 1960s hit single INDIAN LAKE by The Cowsills. (The writer spent vacation time at what used to be Beeches Cottages on Indian Lake.)
Community Calendar of Upcoming Events | Calendar by the Month
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts OPENS for the season
April 2, 2015
The AC will be re-opening on April 2nd. Spring gallery hours. Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Dance Classes, Ballet
Friday ONLY April 3 - June 19, 2015
Come learn the art of ballet with the Old Forge Ballet Company! Open to all ages, 3 and up. Learn Cecchetti Method classical Ballet with the Madame Sue Ann Lorenz-Wallace. 12 week program. 4:30 - 5:15 pm Pre-Ballet ($90). 5:15 - 6:15 pm Grade School Ballet (6 and up $120). 6:15 - 7:30 pm Teen/Adult Ballet ($120).
Seminar 'Make your Decentralization Grant Competitive'
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:00pm at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Are you interested in taking on a bigger or more collaborative project through your Decentralization Grant? Has your funding taken a dip because you're project hasn't changed? Need something new and fresh but don't know where to look? Then this is the seminar for you! Our Decentralization Coordinator, Kathy Recchia, will lead a seminar in how to spruce up your application!
Student Art Show at the AC
April 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015
It's time for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts annual Student Art Show! We will be featuring art from student all over the county. Come and see the next generation of artists already hard at work in the Adirondacks. Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Gallery Reception May 9th, 5:30 - 7:00pm.
Cabin Fever Sunday "The Abanaki in the Adirondacks:Diverse Experiences from the 18th Century to the 21st Century"
Sunday, April 19, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 1:30pm
Hear from several Abanaki panelists about their families' experiences in the Adirondacks and anthropologist Christopher Roy, who will highlight important Abanaki-related collections at the Adk. Museum. Free for members, students, and children; $5 for non-members.
518-352-7711 or email@example.com
Community Pride Day
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Community Pride Day is always the first Wednesday of May. It is a day where folks go out and pick up the garbage along the sides of the road. Volunteers are needed for this event. All volunteers will get a special Community Pride Day tee shirt and a free lunch. Stop into the town hall by 9:00am to pick up gloves, bags and your free shirt. If you would like to sponsor this event $30. will get you a one line listing on the back of the tee-shirt. Sponsorship of $100. will get you your name and phone number/website or your business logo on the shirt. Sponsorships need to be in by April 7th. To volunteer or sponsor call Vonnie Liddle.
Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday, May 8, 2015 & Saturday, May 9, 2015
The Arts Center Annual DDSO Show is here again! This year in collaboration with Long Lake Central School. Come join us as we dive into a world of pure imagination! Friday, 7:00PM. Saturday 2:00PM.
Town Wide Yard Sale - Great Adirondack Garage Sale
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Yard/Garage Sales in Indian Lake, Long Lake, Inlet, Speculator and Old Forge. Maps available at the chamber of commerce, town hall and some local businesses.
Indian Lake Charity Yard Sale at the Indian Lake Fire Hall
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm, Saturday Bag Sale 2pm to 4pm, $5.00 a Bag. Sunday 9am until sold out.
Kathy 518-648-5728, Nicole 518-648-5921, Irene 648-5985.
Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts Celebration of the Last 5 Years
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00pm
A musical review of the AC theater productions from the past 5 years. Is there a song you loved hearing that you would like to hear again? Would you like to sing it yourself! The join us for this all community event. Interested in participating? Join us for an informational meeting on May 1st at 6:00pm. $10 general admission.
"Crimes of the Heart"
Friday, June 6, 2015 and Saturday, June 7, 2015, 7:00pm at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future - but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. $20 Non-Members/$12 Members.
Black Fly Challenge
June 13, 2015 Byron Park, Indian Lake
Registration 8-10am at Byron Park. Race begins at 10:30am.
The 20th anniversary edition of the Adirondack's Greatest Race starts in Indian Lake Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Find us at: blackflychallenge.com
You can pre-register here
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 12:00 PM at the Hedges, Blue Mountain Lake
Come celebrate the beginning of spring with family and friends at our fundraising brunch! Located at the Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake, you'll enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting to support our upcoming programs. Adults $22, Children under 12 $12.
Kid's Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 4, 2015 Byron Park 8:00am - 1:15pm
The Kid's Fishing Derby encourages children to become involved in fishing and the outdoors. This is a catch-and-release event that promotes sportsmanship and conservation The derby is free to all children (ages 15 and younger) and their parents. All participants are provided with a free lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and a beverage. Prizes are distributed throughout the day and every child leaves with at least one prize.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 Indian Lake Firehall
Chicken Dinner. Chicken, cole slaw, corn on a cob, roll & beverage. 4:00 PM until they sellout.
Independence Day Celebration Parade & Fireworks!
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Parade will start at 7:00pm, Parade route town hall to Byron Park and will feature civic organizations, floats, old cars, tractors plus much more. Byron Park festivities will start at approximately 6:00pm. Strawberry Shortcake will be available to purchase from the Blue Mtn. Lake Methodist Church. Bring a chair and enjoy the fireworks display over Adirondack Lake. Fireworks will start at dusk (approx. 9:30pm).
Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Night Cruise
Monday evenings July 6 - Sept. 9, 2015 6:30pm
Center of town in Indian Lake.
John Rathbun 518-648-5306 or Events/Activities office 518-648-5828*
Block Party featuring "The Fulton Chain Gang"
Saturday, July 11, 2015 6 - 10pm at the Market Parking Lot
A night of great entertainment. Join us in the Market Parking Lot and kick up your heels with The Fulton Chain Gang. Beer and Wine tent will be in the Indian Lake Restaurant & Tavern parking lot.
Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 email@example.com
Adirondack Challenge Festival Block Party featuring "The Bad Chaperones"
Saturday, July 18, 2015 6 - 10pm at the Market Parking Lot
The Bad Chaperones are dressed to kill and are ready to get the dance party started anywhere they go! They play a wide assortment of tunes ranging from The Beastie Boys, The Killers, Bruce Sprinsteen, Queen, Vanilla Ice and modern popular favorites! Comprised of former members of regional favorite bands such as Groove Syndicate, The Big Smoothies, New York Players, Four, and solo artist Just Nate, Bad Chaperones bring experience and preformance to a whole new level! See them live to understant what the buzz is all about. Beer and Wine tent will be set up in the Indian Lake Restaurant & Tavern parking lot.
Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 firstname.lastname@example.org
BluMouLA-BuFuRa (canoe race)
Sunday, July 19, 2015
This race is presented by the Blue Mountain Lake Association for the Buoy Fund. 14, 7 and 1.5 mile canoe/kayak courses. Wide bays, narrow channels,spectacular scenery! Open to canoes and kayaks per NYMCRA classes and specs plus stand up paddleboards, guideboats ans shells. 14 mile course: west on Blue Mountain, Eagle and Utowana Lakes and return fro a clockwise loop around Blue Mountain Lake. Registration 9:30-10:30AM at town beach in Blue Mountain Lake. Race starts at 11:00AM. "The Prettiest Darn Course in America"
Race Director: Aims "Andy" Coney AimsConey@gmail.com 978-562-2805 (on race weekend: 518-352-7364)
3rd Annual Adirondack Challenge Festival
Sunday, July 19, 2015 Byron Park 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bounce House & Obstacle Course, Water Slide, Bucking Bull Ride, Birds of Prey, Demos, Float Plane Rides, Face Painting, Caricature Artist, Invasive Species Exhibit & Demostration, Noon - Dunking Booth with Local Celebrities, 1:00PM Watermelon Eating Contest, Food, Music plus much more!
Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 email@example.com
Saturday, September 5, 2015 Indian Lake Firehall
Inside; Pork Dinner. Pork, baked potato, applesauce, roll & beverage 4:00 PM. Outside; Hamburgers, hot dogs, clams, clam chowder & beverages. 12:00 PM.
Annual Chicken BBQ
Sunday, September 6, 2015 Blue Mountain Lake Fire House
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $12. adult.
Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show
Sept. 16 - 20, 2015
An autumn weekend of antiques and art in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Surround yourself with an incredible selection of rustic art, camp furniture, hunting & fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antler and more. 75 plus Antique vendors throughout the hamlet of Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. Co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake.
For more information visit the website.
The 6th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th, 2015 Indian Lake
The 6th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held in Indian Lake, September 26 and 27, 2015 and is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Moose Festival features programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours and hikes and shopping. The half-ton Moose is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, one might spot a moose during the weekend!
call 518-648-5112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Country Christmas Tour
November 27 & 28, 2015 Town Wide
Crafters and Artisans show their talents throughout the community. Visit their homes to purchase that unique gift. Saturday will see a children's workshop, story time with Mrs. Claus plus much more. So come spend Thanksgiving Weekend in an authentic Adirondack community.
United Methodist Church Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 28, 2015
At the Indian Lake United Methodist Church. Part of the Country Christmas Tour.*
Children's Holiday Gift Shop
Saturday, December 5, 2015
At the fire hall. Sponsored by the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Aux.*
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Snowmobile Ride
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This ride is a part of Snocade weekend and a great opportunity to new riders to learn the trails and make new friends. Further details to be announced.
Contact Darrin Harr at email@example.com
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Second Annual Murder Mystery at Chrissy's Cafe will take place February 28, 2016. There was a full house of detectives in 2015, as the audience dined and devoured. Show starts at 7:03pm, buffet dinner at 8:04.
Reservations required. Call 648-9905.
B.A.D. (Be A Donor) 7th Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Benton Field
Registration 10:00 to 11:00 AM. First game starts 11:00 AM. Entry fee is $100. per team of 10 players. One Pitch Softball. Registered players will receive a free BBQ lunch.This event is a fund raiser for the Northeast Kidney Foundation and the PKD Foundation. To pre-register call 518-648-5863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamlets & Lakes
Blue Mountain Lake
(1) A hamlet near a NY-28 and NY-30 intersection. This hamlet is in the northern part of the town, north of Indian Lake hamlet. The Adirondack Museum is located north of the hamlet. (2) The name of a lake west of the community of Blue Mountain Lake.
A lake by the west town line and west of Blue Mountain Lake.
A large lake with a southwest to northeast orientation in the town of Indian Lake and the Town of Lake Pleasant. (2) A hamlet of the same name in the Town of Indian Lake at the intersection of NY-28 and NY-30 and near the north end of the lake called Indian Lake.
A lake east of the Indian Lake hamlet.
A lake north of Indian Lake hamlet.
A lake south of Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.
A lake halfway between Indian Lake hamlet and Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.
A hamlet on the northwest side of Indian Lake, located on NY-30.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship
Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha
Every Monday 6:30 pm: Meditation service, teaching, discussion and instruction.
Every Wednesday 6:30 pm: Evening service.
Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha was established in 2007 as a local gathering of people who together investigate, study and practice a Buddhist path in an authentic fashion. We seek to serve both the residents of, and visitors to, Indian Lake and surrounding communities. Our sangha is affiliated with the Tendai Buddist Institute - www.tendai.org - in Cannan, NY, which is the authorized representative in North America and Europe for the 1,200 year old tradition of Tendai Buddism.
June through September Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. (Open Communion) The Church of the Transfiguration is open to all as a haven of spiritual nourishment to provide hospitality, healing and hope with attention to the needs of the surrounding community. The Church was built in 1885 and is a National Historic Site.
Weekly Schedule: Sunday School 9:15 am. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Teen Group 6:30 p.m. Monday Awana 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Thursday Church School 2 p.m.
The church on the hill with a heart for God, where the Bible, building families, and friendships are fundamental to faith. Sunday School for all ages: Sunday 9:15 a.m., Worship Sunday: 11:00 a.m., and Prayer Service: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Schedule of Masses Saturday 4:00 p.m. year round Sunday 9:30 a.m. year round Special early mass - Sunday 8:00 a.m. from Memorial Day to Columbus Day only AAA Meetings: Thursday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Schedule of Masses Saturday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day Sunday 11:00 a.m. year round
Indian Lake Public Library
Library Services: We circulate book and non-book materials; books of fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, audios, videos, magazines, large print books and newspapers. Research may be done by yourself or ask for assistance with online, commercial databases, reference books and encyclopedias. You can secure materials from other libraries, health and consumer information and books and serial articles from Research Libraries, Colleges and Universities. Contact: Nancy Berkowitz
Health & Human Services
Call the number above to report an emergency. The number is for emergencies only.
Call the number above for emergency needs only.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We provide a number of community services. Call for information
Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council
Hudson Headwaters Health Network
Monday-Friday 9am -5pm Saturday 2pm -4pm Doctors, Physcians Assistants, and nurses are available during the hours listed above. A new prescription service is also available through the health center.
The Ambulance Corps has emergency light bulbs that when screwed into your outdoor socket will produce a flashing light making it easier for the Ambulance to find you. Turn on the switch twice to make it blink. You can purchase them from Jeanie Turner at Grandma's Things.
24 hour, 365 days a year. Very prompt service. Call (518) 648-5655. Emergency number only
The Police Barracks is located on Route 28 near Binders Cabins across from Lake Adirondack.
The Indian Lake meal site is a service of the Department of Aging. A nutritious meal is provided for senior citizens each weekday at noon at the Senior Center for $2 per person. Call the site by 8:30 am to make a reservation. Qualified seniors who cannot come to the sitecan request delivery. Contact: Donna Husson and Bernice Cummins Periodically, blood pressure clinics and other services to the aging are also available.
The Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team
The purpose of CASART is to provide a search and rescue team to assist and aid New York State (NYS) Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Rangers in search and rescue operations. The primary area that this organization covers is centralized around Inlet and Old Forge NY. Our area of coverage is large, primarily from Blue Mountain Lake to Stillwater Reservoir to Forestport and over to Indian Lake. CASART survives entirely on donations, we are all volunteers but we need funds to cover our basic needs. Please send your tax deductable donations to: The Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team, PO Box 210 Inlet, NY 13360 Contact: Jim Huss
The Comunity Action Program provides programs and services for income-eligible, senior, disabled or in need residents of Warren and Hamilton Counties. We provide: Weatherization assistance that includes furnace testing, repair or replacement, insulation,caulking, and weather-stripping. Emergency food, clothing, household items and counseling are available. When families are in crises we help prevent evictions, help with security deposits, and intervene to prevent utility termination. We distribute food in conjunction with area farmers. The Senior Handyman program provides labor for minor home maintenance or repair that is too physically demanding for senior citizens. A food buying co-op is available on a monthly basis which permits residents to purchase $30 worth of groceries for $14. Visit the Office on Main Street. Debbie Ameden and Darci Sweiton will be glad to help you.
Clubs & Organizations
American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392
Meets Monthly on the First Monday at 7:00 p.m. The legion Hall was named after two local servicemen who were killed in action during WW II - Beecher Parker and Elmer Benton. Pfc. Beecher Parker was killed in Italy on 6 January, 1944 and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action, posthumously. His company was pinned down by heavy enemy fire, and he as part of a wire team, went out to string a communication line to the command post. The irony is that they succeeded uninjured. Then the line was knocked out and they went out again to repair it and that was when he was killed. His body was returned to the USA in 1949 and he was buried in Cedar River Cemetery. Elmer Benton was in the navy as a turret gunner on an LST and was killed in action on 28 April, 1944, he had just turned 18. He was on LST 531 which was involved in Operation Tiger, an amphibious training exercise off the southern coast of England, in preparation for D Day. German E boats attracted by the unusually high radio activity homed in and found this large non-combatant force. The fast German boats quickly closed in to torpedo as many as they could, then scoot away. Three LSTs were lost, one was crippled badly, another exploded in flames and LST 531, sank in 6 minutes. Elmer was killed along with most hands on board, there were only a few survivors. In all, that day, 749 troops were lost which was the highest number of casualties ever lost in a training exercise during the entire war. Contact: Ken Cannan
The Park is located beside Adirondack Lake. There is a community building and a pavillion. There are two docks and a boat launch as well as a childrens playground. The Town Clerk maintains a calendar for the use of the park for Indian Lake property owners only. Call the number listed above to reserve the use of the parks facilities.
Contact: Julie Clawson
Indian Lake Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association
The Indian Lake / Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the promotion of better fishing, hunting, and shooting sportsmanship as well as the conservation of the Adirondack's natural resources. The Association supports youth and community-based activities which encompasses these goals. Instruction in the proper handling of firearms and the support of legislation pertaining to the use or ownership of firearms are also important values to the Association. Be Part Of A Great Association That Gives Back To the Kids and Community: • Sponsor Annual Kids Fishing Derby • Co-Sponsor Annual Ice Fishing Derby • Sponsor Teenagers to DEC Summer Environmental Camp • Hiking, Canoeing, Cross-country Ski Outings • Annual Membership Barbecue • Annual Cabin Fever Dinner • “Friendly” Competitive Rifle and Muzzleloader Shoots • Monthly Meetings (except Nov. & Dec.) • Monthly Newsletter (except Dec.) • Rifle and Pistol Range - Open to Members 8:30 a.m. to Sunset Daily • ACA certified trap range • Trap Range Open to Public Every Sunday (June - Sept.) 12 noon to 3 p.m. • Annual Turkey Shoot Become a Member: Membership is open to any person who has similar interests and is willing to support the Association through occasional volunteering of time to help further the Association's goals. Information on becoming a member is available. Meetings are at Byron Park on the last Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. Range Schedule Click on the link to see a schedule.
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) Welcome Center has a collection of brochures for attractions in the area, as well as accommodations listings and menu's for restaurants. Trail maps are curently available. ILCC Administrative Assistant Kristina Eldridge can assist you with directions, or direct you to a business that has the items you need. ILCC sells a variety of NYS DEC hunting and fishing licenses. Copy and fax services are available. Fax: 518-648-5489
Indian Lake Garden Club purpose: To stimulate the knowledge of gardening To share in the advantages of association To aid in the preservation of native plants To encourage conservation and civic projects The spirit and dedication of the Indian Lake Garden Club (ILGC) is a positive force throughout the Town. The Club’s monthly meetings are open to the public and most meetings include an educational lecture, hands-on instruction and or demonstration. Through its Civic Beautification Program, Club members literally put the area in bloom each spring by installing and maintaining 30 beautiful flower barrels throughout the Town. In addition to this program being appreciated by residents and visitors, the ILGC has been recognized for Civic Beautification by the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. Monthly meetings are open to the public, guest and new members are welcome. Please call for meeting and program details.
The North Country Crafters meet each Tuesday at Byron Park to work on Craft projects at 9 a.m. At the monthly club meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, projects are announced. The North Country Crafters have the following creed: We will live our home life with the highest ideals. Children are the future of America. Raise them with sound bodies, clear minds, happy spirits and generous characters. Place service above comfort; believe loyalty to high purposes can overcome discordance and neighborliness can supercede haterd; never be discouraged. Be generous with our enthusiams. Help the less fortunate. Expect our community to become the best of communities. Cooperate with others to create the utmost in home and community life. This is the offer to the homemakers and crafters of today. Contact: Leila Lewis at 518-648-5819 for more information.
We are a club of people who enjoy snowmobiling. We meet on the first Saturday of the month at Byron Park at 6:00 p.m. Usually we enjoy eating together and discussing snowmobiling. Our club was organized in 1967 and sponsored our first race in 1969. We also either sponsor or assist with snowmobiling events and lobby for an improved snowmobiling experience. Join us for an exciting and safe snowmobiling experience.