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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 Museum: Black Friday Holiday Headquartes Kick-off
2016-11-25 - 2016-12-18
MUSEUM KICKS OFF “HOLIDAY HEADQUARTERS” ON BLACK FRIDAY Visitor Center offers free exhibitons, rustic shopping in the Museum Store, and more Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. — Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Dec. 18, the Adirondack Museum Visitor Center and Museum Store will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a wide variety of activities and events that make the museum a Holiday Headquarters in the heart of the Adirondack Park
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts: " The Thirsty Painters" a Paint and Sip Class
The Thirsty Painters
Sip and Paint Class
Indian Lake Central School Adult Volleyball Program
Monday Nights from January 9, 2017 to April 10, 2017, 7-9pm at ILCS Gym
Are you up for some fun & exercise? Do you have Cabin Fever yet?
Come join a group of adults out for some good clean fun! Sign up the night you come to join the program.
All abilities are welcomed!
Dates: 1/9, 1/17*, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/28*, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 and 4/10
Call Joanna Pine at 518-648-5024.
Dates subject to change if sports schedule needs to be changed or due to weather.
Annual Central Adirondack Ice Fishing Derby
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7am - 3pm on Adirondack Lake
Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by Indian Lake/Blue Mountain Fish & Game Association, Inc. Participation limited to the first 220 registered! Check-in begins at 5:30am. $30 advance registration, $35 the day of the event.
Alternate date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
For more information: 518-648-5828. Registration forms available at Town Hall and Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, or download from www.IndianLakeFishAndGame.com
Friday, February 17, 2017 at Indian Lake Central School Gym at 6pm
Purchase an envelope with 10 tickets for $1. Place the tickets in theme baskets for a chance to win that basket. Also chances on door prizes. Benefit for the Indian Lake Central School Travel Club. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Indian Lake Central School 518-648-5024
Friday, February 17 thru Sunday, February 26, 2017
SnoCade is the celebration of winter, centered in Indian Lake, taking place during Presidents' Week in February with many snowmobiling and non-snowmobiling events: tours, races, dining, star gazing and comedy shows to name a few. It is the time to 'make tracks' in Indian Lake.
Check back here for your downloadable copy of the SnoCade schedule after December 5th.
Find us on on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/snocade
SnoCade Photo Scavenger Hunt
February 18-25, 2017
Entry forms available at Pine's Country Store & Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Pine's Country Store.
Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Saturday and Sunday February 18th & 19th, 2017 at Indian Lake Central School
The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Winter Wonderland Craft Show as part of Snocade. Vendors will be set up at Indian Lake Central School Gymnasium on both Saturday & Sunday.
Show will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
If you would like to be a vendor in our Craft Show, you can click here to download our Vendor contract to fill out and send to the Indian Lake Chamber with payment.
For information please call: (518) 648-5112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SnoCade Frisbee Golf
Sunday February 19, 2017 starting 10am at Indian Lake Little League Field
Frisbee Golf is a fun mix of Frisbee and Golf with a SnoCade twist!
Regular Frisbee Golf: 10am - Noon
Frisbee Golf Tournament: Noon - 4pm
Location: Indian Lake Little League Field on Benton Road.
SnoCade Book and Cookie Sale
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Town Hall 10am - 2:30pm
Book and Cookie Sale at Indian Lake Town Hall
SnoCade Human Foosball
Monday February 20, 2017 at Byron Park starting 10am
Human Foosball at Byron Park. A winter variation of a very fun sport.
Regular Human Foosball: 10am - 1pm
Human Foosball Tournament: 1pm - 4pm.
Click here to see it in action!
SnoCade Dog Sled Rides
Monday February 20, 2017, Noon - 5pm at Byron Park
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce will host Run By Dogs dog sled demonstration and free rides at Byron Park.
Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. test
SnoCade Winter Water Rescue
Monday, February 20, 2017 starting 10am at Town Beach
The Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department will perform simulated frigid water rescues on Lake Abanakee.
Event will occur at Indian Lake Town Beach on Chain Lakes Road.
SnoCade Youth Hockey at Ski Hut
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Ski Hut 6pm
Lace up the skates for a fun evening of hockey at the Ski Hut!
Call Tim Pine at 518-648-5212
SnoCade Snowshoe Trip to Pashley Falls
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 starting 10am
Meet at the end of Pelon Road and enjoy a guided snowshoe trip to the scenic Pashley Falls.
SnoCade "Community Knit In" at Byron Park
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Byron Park from 9am - 2pm
The North Country Crafters will host a free knit-in with tea, coffee and cookies at Byron Park.
SnoCade "Let's Make Tracks for Kids" at the Indian Lake Library
February 21, 22, & 23, 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Children's stories and crafts. Have a favorite sweater you can no longer wear? Turn it into mittens! That's just one of the crafts we'll be trying with the help of ILCS Student Council members.
SnoCade Kitty Cat Races
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ski Hut, Starting at Noon
Fun hill climb Kitty Cat Races at Ski Hut for the kids aged 5 to 12!
Saturday, February 25, 2017, Indian Lake Theater, 7pm
Forever SnoCade Live comedy show poking fun at winter life in the Adirondacks.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Cash or check only.
SnoCade Children's Activities at Ski Hut
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ski Hut, Noon to 3pm
Fun on the Ice and Scavenger Hunt!
Irish Road Bowling
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Registration/check-in 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the town hall. Play begins 1:00 pm. Team consists of 4 members.
The overview: underhand tosses or rolls, alternating rolls. Team with the least rolls could be the winner. $20 per team.
Four categories: The Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Teams have to consist of 4 adults over the age of 16 and the Family Team has to consist of 4, with no more then 3 children under the age of 16 and at least one adult over the age of 18 and has to be immediate family.
Pre-registration forms are available at the Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce. This year’s course will be determined at a later date.
Pre-registration strongly encouraged.
Patricia Mahoney: call 518-648-5828 email, email@example.com
BluMouLA-BuFuRa (canoe race)
Sunday, July 30, 2017
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 and shells.
14 mile course: west on Blue Mountain, Eagle and Utowana Lakes and return for a clockwise loop around Blue Mountain Lake.
Registration 8:30-10:00am at town beach in Blue Mountain Lake. Race starts at 10:30am. "The Prettiest Darn Course in America"
Race Director: Aims "Andy" Coney AimsConey@gmail.com 978-562-2805 (on race weekend: 518-352-7364)
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
Home-Health Care Partners
Home-Health Care Partners is a licensed, not-for-profit, home care agency providing professional nursing, home health aid and companion/homemaker, respite services and end-of-life care.
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 Community Development Corporation
The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation is formed for charitable and educational purposes. Its primary objective is to stimulate business and residential revitalization in the Town of Indian Lake by:
- Lessening the burdens of local, state and federal government
- Combating community deterioration
- Partnering with other entities to educate the public about the Town of Indian Lake
- Encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community
- Creating and marketing a positive image for the Town of Indian Lake
- Improving the appearance of buildings and properties.
- Facilitating economic restructuring
Click here to read about our history and current projects.
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.