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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
Kid's Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 2, 2016 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 2, 2016 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 2, 2016
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. Bring a chair and enjoy the fireworks display over Adirondack Lake. Fireworks will start at dusk (approx. 9:30pm).
Also featuring: "The Amazing Mingle Magic Show" at Byron Park from 3pm to 5pm & Music by Ed Solol from 5pm until ???
Contact: Julie Clawson at 518-648-5211 or Pam Howard at 518-648-5885
Indian Lake Community Farmers' Market
All Saturdays, July 2 - September 24, 2016 from 10am - 2pm
At the intersection of Routes 28 & 30 behind former Pete Hutchins Floor Covering. Visit the market for a variety of vegetables, jams, jellies, fruits, flowering plants, bread, pies, cakes, cookies, music, demonstrations and special guests.
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For more information, please call 518-648-5636
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The Fulton Chain Gang
Saturday, July 16, 2016 6pm - 10pm at Ski Hut
A evening night of great entertainment on Adirondack Challenge Festival Weekend.
Join us at Ski Hut and kick up your heels with The Fulton Chain Gang.
Contact: Julie Clawson at 518-648-5211 or Pam Howard at 518-648-5885
Indian Lake Poker Paddle
Saturday, July 16, 2016 on Lake Abanakee. Check in starts at 11:30am
An Adirondack Challenge Festival Weekend Event sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce! Explore the shores and bays of the scenic Lake Abanakee. Anything that floats and is propelled by a paddle qualifies: Canoe, Kayak, SUP, Rowboat, Guideboat, Raft... Open to all ages and skill levels.
Located at Boat Launch north of the Indian Lake Town Beach on Chain Lakes Road. Check in begins at 11:30am at the boat launch area. Paddle and collect cards from Noon - 4 pm. Check out by 4pm at the Boat Launch area.
5pm Celebration and prize awards at the Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot on Route 28.
Pre-registration: $25 per person (registration will be $30 on day of event)
Click here to download and print the registration form.
Then complete the registration form and send check with payment to:
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 724
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!
For more information, contact Indian Lake Chamber at 518-648-5112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bass - Pike Outing on Adirondack Lake
Wednesday July 20, 2016 at Adirondack Lake 5pm - 8pm
Launch from boat put in site at Adirondack Lake
Categories: Largest Small Mouth Bass, Largest Large Mouth Bass, Largest Northern Pike. To help spread out the winnings, you can only win in one category.
Entry fee: $10 per adult.
Children aged 12 and under FREE with their parent.
Adult First Place: 30% of the total entry for each category.
First, Second and Third Place for the largest fish caught by a child 12 and under.
Limited to 20 boats, but fishing can be done along the edge of the lake.
Use of live well or cooler full of water is encouraged to keep the caught fish alive and well for judging and subsequent release.
For more information, contact John Rathbun: 518-648-5306
BluMouLA-BuFuRa (canoe race)
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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 9:00-10:30AM 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)
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Cedar River Golf Course, Registration starts 8:00 AM
The historic and scenic Cedar River Golf Course is hosting the Indian Lake Chamber's annual golf tournament. Format will be a four person scramble. Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Shotgun start at 9:00AM.
Entry fee, $85 per golfer. Tournament is limited to 64 golfers.
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce: 518-648-5112 or email: email@example.com
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Cycle Adirondacks will be staying the night in Indian Lake on Thursday, August 25th for Leg 5 of their week-long cycling vacation tour.
Live entertainment and events will be provided for the tour and general public.
Find Cycle Adirondacks at: www.cycleadirondacks.com
Saturday, September 3, 2016 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 4, 2016 Blue Mountain Lake Fire House
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $12. adult.
29th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair
Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2016 at Adirondack Musuem
Visit the Adirondack Museum during this festival weekend and you'll see unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rustic art presented in handcrafted furniture, furnishings, and Adirondack paintings.
Are you looking for the perfect piece of furniture for your home or camp? Look no further! Renowned artisans from all over the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations during the event, discuss custom-made pieces, and answer your questions about their work.
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Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show
Sept. 14 - 18, 2016 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
The 7th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016 Indian Lake
The 7th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held in Indian Lake, September 24 and 25, 2016 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!
If you would like to be a vendor for the Great Adirondack Moose Festival, please click here to download your Vendor contract form to fill out and send with your payment to the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce.
call 518-648-5112 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Country Christmas Tour
November 25 & 26, 2016 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.
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.
Find us on on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/snocade
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
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.