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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

Abanakee Studios Summer 2015 Workshops and Events
July 3, 2015 - August 22, 2015

Basket making, water colors, pastels, and birding field trips are some of the fun workshops we'll have this summer at Abanakee Studios. Located at the junction of Route 28 and LaVergne Road in Indian Lake.


518-648-5013 or abanakeestudios1@verizon.net


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 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


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


Artisan-In-Residence: Cynthia Rice
Wednesday, July 15 - Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Adirondack Museum

See master craftswoman Cynthia Rice at work as she creates botanical prints from the Adirondack region. Talk with her about her training and inspiration, and examine examples of some finished and in-progress botanical prints.

Click here for more details.


Adirondack History Challenge
Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 10am - 5pm at Adirondack Museum

The Blue Mountain House Quest is included in general museum admission. Pick up your Quest guide at the admission desk in the Visitor Center!

Join us for a hike through history with the Blue Mountain House Quest during Adirondack History Challenge weekend! Follow tantalizing clues and riddles across the museum campus, in and out of exhibitions, and all over the grounds as you weave your way through the history of this particular site, and the Adirondack region.

Since its creation in 1957, the Adirondack Museum has shared the history of the people who have lived, worked, and played in the Adirondack Park. The history of the very place on which the museum sits mirrors the history of the Adirondacks: from lumber camp, to summer hotel, to museum, it embodies the transformation of the Adirondacks from mineral and lumber resource to resort to recreation getaway.

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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 Springsteen, 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 performance to a whole new level! See them live to understand 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 indianlakeea@frontiernet.net


Indian Lake Poker Paddle Run
Saturday, July 18, 2015 on Lake Abanakee. Check in starts at 11:30am

An Adirondack Challenge 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 Town Park on intersection of Routes 28 & 30. 

Pre-registration: $25 per person (registration will be $30 on day of event)

For more information, contact Indian Lake Chamber at 518-648-5112 or indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net

To enter, please make checks payable to:
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 724
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!


2015 Made in the Adirondacks Fair
Saturday, July 18, 2015 10am - 5pm at the Adirondack Museum

Produced in association with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY), this debut event features artisans blanketing the museum campus with traditional and contemporary Adirondack arts, crafts, foodstuffs, performances, demonstrations, workshops, and more.

You'll find products that are inspired by the majesty of the Adirondack wilderness and the people who produce them using techniques handed down through the generations.

Join us for a day of "local," including performances of traditional songs and stories that have also been made in the Adirondacks. Included with general museum admission.

Click here for the complete schedule.


Basketmaker-In-Residence: Carrie Hill
Saturday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Adirondack Museum

Mohawk fancy baskets reflect the traditions, skills, creativity, and cultural imagery of their makers. Crafted from local black ash splints and sweet grass, these fancy baskets are works of art in their own right. Meet contemporary basketmakers who create both traditional baskets and experiment with their own unique interpretations. Watch them as they work, and weave together the traditions, materials, and importance of baskets in the Mohawk community.

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Pollinators and Native Plants
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10am - 2pm at Farmers' Market

Indian Lake Garden Club will be at Farmers’ Market with a display of pollinators and handouts from Cornell Cooperative Extension. Also will have a display of native plants and handouts from Fiddlehead Creek Nursery.


Indian Lake Museum Open House
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 1pm - 4pm at Indian Lake Museum

Stop at the Indian Lake Museum Open House, chat with Town Historian Wayne Blanchard and learn about the folks who settled Indian Lake through exhibits, antique dolls and family portraits.


Wine Tasting
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 4pm - 7pm at Indian Lake Restaurant, Tavern and Liquor Store

Wine Tasting, featuring a variety of the best NY State wines.



Tethered Balloon Rides
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 6pm - 8pm at Indian Lake School field

Weather permitting, enjoy a 4 minute ride as you rise above the town. Balloon will be tethered on the Indian Lake Central School field.

*Subject to availability

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


Special showings of "Inside Out"
Saturday, July 18 at 2pm & 7pm and Sunday July 19, 2015 at 7pm at Indian Lake Theater

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

All seats just $5.

Indian Lake Theater: 518-648-5950 or info@indianlaketheater.org


BluMouLA-BuFuRa (canoe race)
Sunday, July 19, 2015

An Adirondack Challenge Event! 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)


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 & Demonstration, Noon - Dunking Booth with Local Celebrities, 1:00PM - Watermelon Eating Contest, Food, Music plus much more!

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


Knights of Columbus Chicken BBQ
Sunday, July 19, 2015 from Noon - 5pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church

Don't miss the Knights of Columbus Chicken BBQ at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Adirondack Challenge Weekend!


Thursday, July 23 & Friday, July 24, 2015

3500 miles. 50 days. 8 bikes. All for our veterans! The SPC Cyclists are crossing the country and will be in Indian Lake on Friday, July 24th.

Raquette Lake Navigation is sponsoring a luncheon cruise on Thursday, July 23rd tagged as a Ride2Recovery fundraiser cruise, with 20% of the proceeds given to Ride2Recovery. Owner Donna Pohl can be reached at 315-354-5532 to reserve your spot on the cruise.

Indian Lake American Legion Post 1392 is hosting a pot luck meal for the SPC Cyclists Friday, July 24th at 5pm. The whole community is invited. Come and show your support! Call Post Commander Ken Cannan at 518-648-5624 if you would like to bring a pot luck dish to share.

Organized by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce: 518-648-5112 or indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net


Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Saturday, July 25, 2015 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.

Click here to print pre-registration form and send to:

Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 724
Indian Lake, NY 12842


Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce: 518-648-5112 or email: indianlakechamber@frontiernet.net


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.


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!

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 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. 


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.


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


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

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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


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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


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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


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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


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Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church


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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


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


Indian Lake Public Library

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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


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

Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Company


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Call the number above for emergency needs only.

Community Services Hamilton County


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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


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Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

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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


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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


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

NYS Police


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

Senior Citizen Meal Site


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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

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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


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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

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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


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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

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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

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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


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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


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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

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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.


Indian Lake Central School

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