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.)
Candace Law "Juxtaposition"
Nov. 14 - Dec. 20, 2013 at Adk. Lakes Center for the Arts
A collection of encaustic (hot wax) and mixed media artwork that incorporate drawings, rust prints, hardware, or other objects. All are two dimensional pieces, framed or mounted on cradled wood panels and wired for hanging. Gallery Reception Dec. 20th. The Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.*
Nov. 14 - Dec. 20, 2013 at Adk. Lakes Center for the Arts
This exhibit is the range of images in both black and white color. It's more eclectic than uniform. They're photographs of different perspectivres of ordinary places. Gallery Reception Dec. 20th. The Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.*
Anupama Jain "Mind Map"
Nov. 14 - Dec. 20, 2013 at Adk. Lakes Center for the Arts
"Mind Map" is a reflection of the artists constant self-exploration. It's a visual documentation of the emotional and psychological activity that takes place in her subconscious mind. Gallery reception Dec. 20th. The Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.*
Free Info. Session for new Health Insurance Options
Wednesday December 11th 1pm at Indian Lake Library
The North Country Chamber of Commerce and its health insurance program (Plattsburgh-North Country Service Corp) are here to help you make sense of the new Health Insurance options available to individuals and groups. Call us at 648-5112 to make an appointment or RSVP for the information session listed below. Whether you’re looking for an individual policy or a group policy for employees, we can show you what’s available, explain the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and help you find the insurance that’s best for you.
Wednesday, December 11th @ 1:00 p.m. at the Indian Lake Library Call Kristina @ 648-5112 to RSVP
Explore the World of Chocolate
December 14, 2013 NOON
Join the Indian Lake Library as they Explore the World of Chocolate. Andy LeBlanc will guide us through the world of chocolate; history, the politics and why we love it. The event is free. Come prepared to tell your best chocolate story. A limited tasting will follow.
Registration is a MUST call 648-5444.
Making Memories with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Sunday, December 15, 2014 2pm - 4pm, Indian Lake Theater*
Join us at this second annual event. Bring a camera and take your child's picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Each child will get a Christmas ornament to add to their collection. Hot Chocolate and cookies. FREE! Sponsored by Indian Lake Theater, Town of Indian Lake and Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce.
For more information 518-648-5828 or 518-648-5950.
Holiday Progressive Appetizer and Cocktail Tour
Thursday December 19th 5:30 - 9:30
For the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Holiday Progressive Appetizer & Cocktail Tour Thursday, December 19, 2013 From 5:30 to 9:30 pm Visit three restaurants for appetizers and drinks aboard Santa’s Magic Bus
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Board the magic bus between 5:10-5:25 pm at the old grocery store parking lot RSVP to Kristina by December 13th @ 648-5112 or email@example.com
Soup Social & Cast Party
December 20, 2013 5:00pm at the Arts Center
Our end of the year celebration! Join the AC Staff and the casts from Beyond Therapy and Miracle on 34th Street as we celebrate another fantastically successful year and say goodbye to the Arts Center for the winter. And bring your favorite soup to share! FREE*
President's Week February 14th - 23rd 2014
SnoCade™ is the celebration of winter and snowmobiling in the Adirondacks, centered in Indian Lake. The event takes place during President's Week in February (in 2014 it is Feb. 14 to 23) with many snowmobiling and non-snowmobiling events (tours, races, kiddie tracks, concerts, dining, star gazing and comedy shows to name a few). It is the time to 'make tracks' in Indian Lake. One only needs to look at the calendar of events to know, this is an event for everyone.
Check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/snocade)
Let's Make Tracks at the Indian Lake Library
Feb. 18, 19 & 21, 2014
The Indian Lake Library will be open during SnoCade on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Logo entries for SnoCade will be on display. Join us these days for children's stories and crafts from 1:00-2:00PM. Teen and adult volunteers welcome! Call to sign up.*
Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show
Sept. 17 - 21, 2014
An autumn weekend of antiques and art in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Surround yourself with an incredible selection of rustic art, camp furniture, hunting & fishing antiques, boats, taxidermy, antler and more. Antique vendors throughout the hamlet of Indian Lake. Co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake.
For more information visit the website.
The Great Adirondack Moose Festival
September, 27-28, 2014
5th ANNUAL GREAT ADIRONDACK MOOSE FESTIVAL
The 5th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF), the first Moose Festival held in New York State, is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and will be held, Saturday and Sunday, September, 27-28, 2014
For further information, please:
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Call us at 518-648-5112 or 518-648-5636
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 Thursday 6:30 pm: Evening service.
Celestial Drum Tendai Buddist Sangha was established in 2007 as alocal 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 a.m. 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. Friday Pink Chicken 6:15 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
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
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: Kathy Hutchins A private not for profit home health agency. Provides Homemaker/Respite, Personal Care and Home Health aide levels of care. Call for more information at number above. These services are also available to anyone visiting or vacationing in Hamilton county. 24 hour on call service 7 days per week.
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.
American Legion Parker-Benton Post 1392
Meets Monthly on the First Monday at 7:00 p.m. The legion Hall was named after two local servicemen who were killed in action during WW II - Beecher Parker and Elmer Benton. Pfc. Beecher Parker was killed in Italy on 6 January, 1944 and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery in action, posthumously. His company was pinned down by heavy enemy fire, and he as part of a wire team, went out to string a communication line to the command post. The irony is that they succeeded uninjured. Then the line was knocked out and they went out again to repair it and that was when he was killed. His body was returned to the USA in 1949 and he was buried in Cedar River Cemetery. Elmer Benton was in the navy as a turret gunner on an LST and was killed in action on 28 April, 1944, he had just turned 18. He was on LST 531 which was involved in Operation Tiger, an amphibious training exercise off the southern coast of England, in preparation for D Day. German E boats attracted by the unusually high radio activity homed in and found this large non-combatant force. The fast German boats quickly closed in to torpedo as many as they could, then scoot away. Three LSTs were lost, one was crippled badly, another exploded in flames and LST 531, sank in 6 minutes. Elmer was killed along with most hands on board, there were only a few survivors. In all, that day, 749 troops were lost which was the highest number of casualties ever lost in a training exercise during the entire war. Contact: Ken Cannan
The Park is located beside Adirondack Lake. There is a community building and a pavillion. There are two docks and a boat launch as well as a childrens playground. The Town Clerk maintains a calendar for the use of the park for Indian Lake property owners only. Call the number listed above to reserve the use of the parks facilities.
Contact: Julie Clawson
Indian Lake Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association
The Indian Lake / Blue Mountain Fish and Game Association, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the promotion of better fishing, hunting, and shooting sportsmanship as well as the conservation of the Adirondack's natural resources. The Association supports youth and community-based activities which encompasses these goals. Instruction in the proper handling of firearms and the support of legislation pertaining to the use or ownership of firearms are also important values to the Association. Be Part Of A Great Association That Gives Back To the Kids and Community: • Sponsor Annual Kids Fishing Derby • Co-Sponsor Annual Ice Fishing Derby • Sponsor Teenagers to DEC Summer Environmental Camp • Hiking, Canoeing, Cross-country Ski Outings • Annual Membership Barbecue • Annual Cabin Fever Dinner • “Friendly” Competitive Rifle and Muzzleloader Shoots • Monthly Meetings (except Nov. & Dec.) • Monthly Newsletter (except Dec.) • Rifle and Pistol Range - Open to Members 8:30 a.m. to Sunset Daily • ACA certified trap range • Trap Range Open to Public Every Sunday (June - Sept.) 12 noon to 3 p.m. • Annual Turkey Shoot Become a Member: Membership is open to any person who has similar interests and is willing to support the Association through occasional volunteering of time to help further the Association's goals. Information on becoming a member is available. Meetings are at Byron Park on the last Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. Range Schedule Click on the link to see a schedule.
Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce
Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) Welcome Center has a collection of brochures for attractions in the area, as well as accommodations listings and menu's for restaurants. Trail maps are curently available. ILCC Administrative Assistant Kristina Eldridge can assist you with directions, or direct you to a business that has the items you need. ILCC sells a variety of NYS DEC hunting and fishing licenses. Copy and fax services are available. Fax: 518-648-5489
Indian Lake Garden Club purpose: To stimulate the knowledge of gardening To share in the advantages of association To aid in the preservation of native plants To encourage conservation and civic projects The spirit and dedication of the Indian Lake Garden Club (ILGC) is a positive force throughout the Town. The Club’s monthly meetings are open to the public and most meetings include an educational lecture, hands-on instruction and or demonstration. Through its Civic Beautification Program, Club members literally put the area in bloom each spring by installing and maintaining 30 beautiful flower barrels throughout the Town. In addition to this program being appreciated by residents and visitors, the ILGC has been recognized for Civic Beautification by the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. Monthly meetings are open to the public, guest and new members are welcome. Please call for meeting and program details.
The North Country Crafters meet each Tuesday at Byron Park to work on Craft projects at 9 a.m. At the monthly club meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, projects are announced. The North Country Crafters have the following creed: We will live our home life with the highest ideals. Children are the future of America. Raise them with sound bodies, clear minds, happy spirits and generous characters. Place service above comfort; believe loyalty to high purposes can overcome discordance and neighborliness can supercede haterd; never be discouraged. Be generous with our enthusiams. Help the less fortunate. Expect our community to become the best of communities. Cooperate with others to create the utmost in home and community life. This is the offer to the homemakers and crafters of today. Contact: Leila Lewis at 518-648-5819 for more information.
We are a club of people who enjoy snowmobiling. We meet on the First Saturday of the month at Byron Park at 6:00 p.m. Usually we enjoy eating together and discussing snowmobiling. Our club was organized in 1967 and sponsored our first race in 1969. We also either sponsor or assist with snowmobiling events and lobby for an improved snowmobiling experience. Officers: President Douglas Wells Vice President Tim Pine Secretary Judy Peak Treasurer Rhonda Wells Publicity Stuart Pine Join us for an exciting and safe snowmobiling experience.