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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

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*

 

Indian Lake Community Farmers' Market
All Saturdays, July 11 - September 26, 2015 from 10am - 2pm at Market Parking Lot

At former grocery store parking lot on the intersection of Routes 28 & 30. Visit the market for a variety of vegetables, jams, jellies, fruits, flowering plants, bread, pies, cakes, cookies, music, demonstrations and special guests.
 

For more information, please call 518-648-5636

Follow us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/IndianLakeFarmersMarket

 

Pig Roast
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.

 

SMILE Craft Fair & Flea Market
Saturday, September 5, 2015 St. Marys Church

9:00 AM to 3:00 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 Town of Indian Lake

Surround yourself with an incredible selection of rustic art, camp furniture, hunting and fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antlers and more - set in the middle of the Adirondacks during the most colorful season! Co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake.

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADKantiques

www.ADKAntiques.com

Spaces available: call 518-648-0888

 

United Methodist Church Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, September 26, 2015

At the Indian Lake United Methodist Church. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

 

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!

Check last year's program to see the events we have at the Great Adirondack Moose Festival. Be sure to check back for our2015 Moose Festival Program, coming soon!

Vendors and crafters should submit their application and payment before August 31.

call 518-648-5112 or email: indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net

 

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.

 

Children's Holiday Gift Shop
Saturday, December 5, 2015

At the fire hall. Sponsored by the Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Aux.*

 

Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Saturday and Sunday February 13th & 14th, 2016 at Indian Lake Central School

The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Winter Wonderland Craft Show as part of the Town of Indian Lake’s 31th Annual WinterFest. Vendors will be set up at Indian Lake Central School Cafeteria (use Crow Hill Road entrance) on both Saturday & Sunday.

Show will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

For information please call: (518) 648-5112 or email: indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net

 

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 ilsnowcom@gmail.com

 

Murder Mystery
Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Second Annual Murder Mystery at Chrissy's Cafe will take place February 18, 2016. "Death of Drama" starts at 7:03pm, buffet dinner at 8:04. 

Reservations required. Call 648-9905. 

 

SnoCade Guided Snowmobile Tour to Newcomb
Thursday, February 19, 2015, Meet 9:00am at Town Garage

Meet at Little League field parking lot adjacent to the Town Garage on Benton Road at 9AM. Guided snowmobile round trip to Newcomb, NY with a stop at High Peaks Kitchen for lunch. Gas available in Newcomb.

Contact Darrin Harr at ilsnowcom@gmail.com

 

"Forever SnoCade"
Saturday, February 20, 2016, Indian Lake Theater, 7:00pm

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. No credit card or debit card.

 

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 nakoma144@hotmail.com.

 

Volleyball Tournament
March 18, 2016 Indian Lake Central School Gym 6:30 PM

Form a team of 8 players to compete or just come out and cheer on your friends and neighbors.$2. per player, $1. spectator. Benefit for Hamilton County Community Action.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net

 

Irish Road Bowling
Saturday, March 19, 2016

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.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net

 

The Mutt Strut (Dog Show)
Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:00 pm at the ski hut

Judging will take place for 12 categories. Registration forms available at the Town Hall and the Chamber of Commerce.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net

 

Local Government

For more information about our local government, please visit www.townofindianlake.org

Town Calendar of Events

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.

Eagle Lake

A lake by the west town line and west of Blue Mountain Lake.

Indian 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.

Lake Abanakee

A lake east of the Indian Lake hamlet.

Lake Adirondack

A lake north of Indian Lake hamlet.

Lake Durant

A lake south of Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.

Rock Lake

A lake halfway between Indian Lake hamlet and Blue Mountain Lake hamlet.

Sabael

A hamlet on the northwest side of Indian Lake, located on NY-30.

Churches

Blue Mountian Lake United Methodist Church

Carrie Cummins 518-648-6144

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Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship

Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha
www.adirondacktendai.org
518-648-6494

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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.

Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church

518-648-5471

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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.

First Baptist Church

518-648-5015

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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.

Independent Baptist Church

518-648-5744

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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.

Indian Lake United Methodist Church

518-648-5441

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Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

518-648-5422

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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.

St. Paul's Catholic Church

518-648-5422

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Schedule of Masses Saturday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day Sunday 11:00 a.m. year round

Communications

Indian Lake Public Library
www.indianlakelibrary.wordpress.com/
518-648-5444

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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

Blue Mountain Lake Ambulance Corps

518-352-7711

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Call the number above to report an emergency. The number is for emergencies only.

Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Company

518-352-7711

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Call the number above for emergency needs only.

Community Services Hamilton County

518-648-5355

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Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. We provide a number of community services. Call for information

HFM Prevention Council

518-548-5710

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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Home-Health Care Partners
www.NewYorkHomeHealthCare.com
800-342-1426

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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
www.hhhn.org
518-648-5707

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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.

Indian Lake Ambulance Corps

518-648-5000

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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.

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

518-648-5655

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24 hour, 365 days a year. Very prompt service. Call (518) 648-5655. Emergency number only

NYS Police

518-648-5757

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The Police Barracks is located on Route 28 near Binders Cabins across from Lake Adirondack.

Senior Citizen Meal Site

518-648-5412

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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
www.casart.org
315-357-4381

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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

Warren-Hamilton Counties Community Action

518-648-5911

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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
http://americanlegionindianlakeny.webs.com

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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

Byron Park

518-648-5211

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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
www.indianlakefishandgame.com
518-648-6183

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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
www.indian-lake.com
518-648-5112

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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. We 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

518-648-0044

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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.

North Country Crafters

518-648-5819

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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.

Snow Warriors
http://indianlakesnowarriors.mylaketown.com/

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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.

Schools

Indian Lake Central School
www.ilcsd.org
518-648-5024

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Teaching our children for over 100 years. Superintendent of Schools: Mark Brand