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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

Annual Winter Benefits for the Arts
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00pm at Minnowbrook Conference Center, Blue Mountain Lake

Join the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts for an exciting evening complete with cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and a guest appearance by William West Durant himself. All proceeds benefit the Arts Center and its mission to ensure quality arts programming for the entire Adirondack region.

www.adirondackarts.org

518-352-7715

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Big Edna from 7 to 11 pm Bar open until 11 pm

548-3606

 

Oak Runner Snowshoe Race
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Show how tough you are at this snowshoe race that climbs up, down, and around Oak Mountain! 5K Race * 10K Race * Kids 1 Mile Fun Race Certificates and prizes will be awarded to age division winners! Proceeds benefit the Hamilton County Envirothon. Event details and schedule Registration and check in: 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM at Oak Mountain’s Base Lodge 141 Novosel Way Speculator, NY 12164 5K and 10K Races start at 10 AM. Kids 1 Mile Fun Race starts at 11 AM. Registrations received by January 16 guarantee a T-shirt. Race day registrations will be accepted but T-shirts are not guaranteed. Certificates and prizes will be awarded to age division winners!

For more info: info@oakmountainski.com, 518 - 548 – 3606

 

Oak Runner Snowshoe Race
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Show how tough you are at this snowshoe race that climbs up, down, and around Oak Mountain! 5K Race * 10K Race * Kids 1 Mile Fun Race Certificates and prizes will be awarded to age division winners! Proceeds benefit the Hamilton County Envirothon. Event details and schedule Registration and check in: 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM at Oak Mountain’s Base Lodge 141 Novosel Way Speculator, NY 12164 5K and 10K Races start at 10 AM. Kids 1 Mile Fun Race starts at 11 AM. Registrations received by January 16 guarantee a T-shirt. Race day registrations will be accepted but T-shirts are not guaranteed. Certificates and prizes will be awarded to age division winners!

For more info: info@oakmountainski.com, 518 - 548 – 3606

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Adirondack Outlaws"
Sunday, February 1, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 1:30pm

Meet a cast of scofflaws and scallywags - and a few murderous maniacs - that lend a new meaning to "Forever Wild." Free for mesuem members, students, and children; $5 for non-members.

www.adkmusuem.org

Phone: (518) 352-7311 Email: info@adirondackmuseum.org

 

Cabin Fever Players Fundraiser "Into the Woods"
Sunday, February 1, 2015, Fundraiser 1:00 to 3:00pm. Movie Premiere 3:00pm, Indian Lake Theater

The Cabin Fever Players will be celebrating 20 years of theatre with the premiere of the Disney movie "Into the Woods". Come between 1pm and 3pm for the fun. The movie will start at 3pm. A $20 donation will get you entrance to the movie, 20 tickets for the raffle baskets, hors d' oeuvres and drinks. If you prefer to just see the movie the theater will have movie ticket sales for $5. "Into the Woods" was the first musical that the Cabin Fever Players presented in March of 1997. Cast members, the director and friends of the Cabin Fever Players will be on hand to reminisce about their 'first' show. Pre-sale tickets will be available from Vonnie Liddle by emailing sheardelightii@aol.com or calling 518-648-5828, and can be purchased at the Indian Lake Theater. Help us return to the stage in 2016 by supporting our fundraiser event.

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, February 7, 2015

Willie Playmore Band from 7 to 11 pm bar open until 11 pm

548-3606

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Of Time and the River: Songs of the Historic Hudson River"
Sunday, February 8, 2015, Tannery Pond Community Center, North Creek, 1:30pm

Trace life along the Hudson as seen in folk ballads, Erie Canal ditties, and dance tunes accompanied by guitar, pennywhistle, and hammered and mountain dulcimers. Admission is free to the public, thanks to the "Speakers in the Humanities" program of the New York Council for the Humanities, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Presented by the Adk. Museum.

518-352-7711 or info@adkmuseum.org

 

SnoCade Photo Scavenger Hunt
Friday, February 13 - Saturday, February 21, 2015

Entry forms available at Pine's Country Store, Chamber of Commerce and Town Hall. Sponsored by Pine's Country Store.

 

30th Annual Winterfest
February 13 - 15, 2015 (Fri. - Sun.)

30TH ANNIVERSARY!  SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED THROUGHTOUT THE WEEKEND. . Parade, Dinner, Breakfast at the Fire Hall, Poker Run, Craft Fair, Book & Cookie Sale, Kids Activities, Tricky Tray, Movies, Cardboard Sled Races, Magic Show, Fireworks! plus much more. Kick-off weekend for SnoCade*

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

 

Winterfest Parade "Wild, Wild, West"
Friday, February 13, 2015 Main Street 4:30 PM

This year we celebrate Ollie's 30th Birthday! Meet this years King & Queen. Build a float and come join the parade. Prizes awarded for winning floats. Parade will start at the town hall and end at the intersection of routes 28 & 30. Registration required to enter the contest. A great kick-off to Snocade week.*

Vonnie Liddle 518648-5828

 

Lasagna Dinner at the Legion Hall
Friday, February 13, 2015 4:30 to 8:00 PM

Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, Tea. Adults $10. Children under age 8 $5. Sponsored by the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. Auxiliary Cookbooks will be available for $12.

 

Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Saturday and Sunday February 14th & 15th

The Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Winter Wonderland Craft Show as part of the Town of Indian Lake’s 29th annual WinterFest. Vendors will be set up at Indian Lake Central School Cafeteria on both Sat. & Sun. (use Crow Hill entrance). And at St. Mary's Church Hall on Sat.

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

 

Book & Bake Sale
Sat. February 14 and Sun. February 15, 2015 Town Hall 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Used books for all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Indian Lake Library.

 

Winterfest Breakfast at the Fire Hall
Sat. February 14 7:00 to 10:00 AM, Sun. Feburary 15 7:00 to 11:00 AM

Choice of Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Ham, Homefries, Coffee, Tea, Juice. Sponsored by Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

Snowarriors Poker Run
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Registration at Byron Park 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Card drawing at the American Legion 3:00 to 5:00 PM. $10. per sled. Maps available at registration.*

 

"Ollie's Wild, Wild, West Birthday Party" at the Ski Hill
Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Games, Crafts and fun for kids. Out door games take place 1:00 - 2:30pm. Make your oun Sundae, Root Beer Floats. FREE*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828

 

Tricky Tray
Saturday, February 14, 2015 ILCS Gymnasium

Doors open at 6:00 PM. One dollar buys ten chances on hundreds of theme based trays and door prizes. A full evening of fun for the whole family. Sponsored by ILCS Travel Club.*

 

Horseshoes on Snow
Saturday, February 14, 2015 3:30 PM Ski Hill

Ever wonder what it would be like to play horseshoes in the snow. Join us at the ski hill and give it a try.*

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Old Main from 7 pm to 11 pm Bar open until 11 pm

548-3606

 

The Annual Redneck Cardboard & Duct Tape Sled Race
Sunday February 15, 2015 Ski Hill

Registration 12:30 PM. First Race Starts 1:00 PM. Featuring the Local Contractors Race. Race Categories, Family; Adults & under age 7, Age; 7 - 10, Age; 11 - 14, Age; 15+. Sleds are to be made from cardboard and duct tape only. First place trophy for all categories. Part of the Central Adirondack Cardboard Sled Race Circuit.

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828

 

Torch Run & Fireworks!
Sunday, February 15, 2015 6:45 PM at the Ski Hill

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828

 

SnoCade Winter Water Rescue
Monday, February 16, 2015, Chain Lakes Road, 9:30am

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation personnel stage a winter water rescue.

 

SnoCade Snowshoe Trip
Monday, February 16, 2015, 10:00am

Learn the basics of snowshoeing. Beginners. Meet at Indian Lake Central School.

 

SnoCade Guided Snowshoe Trip
Monday, February 16, 2015, 2:00pm

Take a guided snowshoe hike to Pashley Falls. Meet at the end of Pelon Road.

 

SnoCade Movie "Snowball Express"
Monday, February 16, 2015, 7:00pm

FREE! Rated G.

 

SnoCade
Monday, February 16 - Sunday, February 22, 2015

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 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. 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)

 

SnoCade Adirondack Museum Wintery Activities
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Adk. Museum Visitor's Center, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join in on the wintery activities and visit some select exhibits.

 

SnoCade Hockey Game
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Skating Rink, 6:30pm

Ice hockey match featuring local players.

 

SnoCade "Community Knit In"
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Byron Park Building, 9:00am to 2:00pm

The North Country Crafters will have materials available for those who want to learn to 'arm knit' a cowl scarf. Free knit-in with tea, coffee and cookies.

 

Snocade "Let's Make Tracks" at the Indian Lake Library
February 17, 18, & 20, 2015, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Children's stories and crafts.

 

SnoCade Guided Snowmobile Tour to Speculator
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:00am

Guided round trip tour to Speculator, NY. Stop for lunch. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

 

SnoCade Starscape Skywatch
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 7:00pm

Come join us for this illuminating SnoCade event! Stargazer and amateur astronomer Jamie Thomas will give a free presentation on heavenly topics including the winter sky, winter constellations, Jupiter, and the Dark Sky Phenomenon of the Adirondacks. A detailed slide show of beautiful celestial objects will be accompanied by direct sky observations on the museum's Great Lawn, weather permitting. Refreshments will be prvided in the museum's Visitor Center and the gift shop will be open following the presentation.

 

A Sip of Murder
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Five women--- the 'unusual suspects' --- and one dead guy. That is the start of "A Sip of Murder" --- an audience participate play --- set to debut at Chrissy's Cafe in Indian Lake, NY on February 19, at 7:12 p.m. Part of the SnoCade activities "A Sip of Murder" will appeal to the secret private eye in any would be detective.

 

"Pre-Theatre Happy Hour" at the Bear Trap
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Prior to the 7:12pm performance of "A Sip of Murder" at Chrissy's Cafe.

 

SnoCade Guided Snowmobile Tour to Newcomb
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00am

Guided snowmobile round trip to Newcomb, NY with a stop at High Peaks Kitchen for lunch. Gas available.

 

"Forever SnoCade"
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Indian Lake Theater, 7:00pm

Forever SnoCade Live comedy show poking fun at winter life in the Adirondacks. Admission $10. Adults, $5. Children under 12.

 

SnoCade Skating Races
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Skating Rink, 1:00pm

Children's event for fun and frolic.

 

SnoCade Children's Activities
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Ski Hut, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Sponsored by Indian Lake Central School PTSO.

 

SnoCade Awards
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Indian Lake Theater

Awards will be passed out after Forever SnoCade.

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Remsen Social Club from 7 to 11 pm bar open until 11 pm

548-3606

 

SnoCade Fitness
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Indian Lake Central School Gymnasium 9:00am

The one hour class is a combination of strengthening and stretching exercises for winter athletes of all levels. The exercises are designed to help improve your sport performance, prevent against injury and improve muscular endurance.

 

SnoCade Kitty Kat Races
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Ski Hill, Registration 11:00am

Snowmobile uphill races for kids age 5 to 12 years.

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Life Speeds Up: Robert Fulton and a Changing New York"
Sunday, February 22, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 1:30pm

Follow the legacy of Robert Fulton, the creator of the first commercially successful steamboat, and how the advent of steam power follows us to modern day innovation. Admission is free to the public, thanks to the "Speakers in the Humanities" program of the New York Council for the Humanities, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

www.adkmuseum.org

518-352-7711 or info@adkmusuem.org

 

B.A.D. (Be A Donor) 6th Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament
Saturday, February 28, 2015 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.

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Phil Skyler's Band 7 to 11 pm Bar open til 11 pm

548-3606

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Mohawk Dance and Cultural Presentation"
Sunday, March 1, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 1:30pm

See Joshua Angus Sargent and Natasha Smoke Santiago as they share traditional Mohawk songs, dances, and stories. Free for museum members, students, and children; $5 for non-members.

www.adkmuseum.org

518-352-7711 or info@adkmuseum.org

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, March 7, 2015

12 oz. All Stars 7 to 11 pm bar open til 11 pm

648-3606

 

St. Patrick's Celebration Weekend Parade
March 15, 2015 3:10pm

Join us for this annual parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Parade route Crow Hill road to market parking lot.*

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

 

Volleyball Tournament
March 13, 2015 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 14, 2015

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 coarse will be determined at a later date. Benefit for Helping Hands Care Givers. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.*

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

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nick & Braids from 7 to 11 pm bar open til 11 pm

548-3606

 

The Mutt Strut (Dog Show)
Sunday, March 15, 2015 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

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Mountain Folk Music"
Sunday, March 15, 2015, at The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, 1:30pm

Experience the music of the Adirondacks past and present with Long Lake native Alex Smith, whose music brings a fresh, new sound to North Country roots. Free for Adk. Museum members; non-members' admission is $15 ($13 for seniors) and includes admission to The Hyde Collection.

www.adkmuseum.org

518-352-7711 or info@adkmuseum.org

 

Oak Mountain Acorn Pub & Eatery
Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Old Main from 7 to 11 pm Bar open til 11 pm

548-3606

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "Wolves: The Role of a Keystone Predator in Nature"
Sunday, March 22, 2015, Adk. Museum, 1:30pm

Learn how wolf packs defend their territories, what kinds of wolves live in the Adirondacks, what their behavioral displays indicate, and much more. Free for members, students, and children; $5 for non-members.

www.adkmuseum.org

518-352-7711 or info@adkmuseum.org

 

Cabin Fever Sunday "The Abanaki in the Adirondacks:Diverse Experiences from the 18th Century to the 21st Century"
Sunday, April 19, 2015, Adk. Museum Auditorium, 1:30pm

Hear from several Abanaki panelists about their families' experiences in the Adirondacks and anthropologist Christopher Roy, who will highlight important Abanaki-related collections at the Adk. Museum. Free for members, students, and children; $5 for non-members.

www.adkmuseum.org

518-352-7711 or info@adkmuseum.org

 

Town Wide Yard Sale - Great Adirondack Garage Sale
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

Yard/Garage Sales in Indian Lake, Long Lake, Inlet, Speculator and Old Forge. Maps available at the chamber of commerce, town hall and some local businesses.

Vonnie 518-648-5828

 

Indian Lake Charity Yard Sale at the Indian Lake Fire Hall
Friday, May 22 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm, Saturday Bag Sale 2pm to 4pm, $5.00 a Bag. Sunday 9am until sold out.

Kathy 518-648-5728, Nicole 518-648-5921, Irene 648-5985.

 

Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts Celebration of the Last 5 Years
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00pm

A musical review of the AC theater productions from the past 5 years. Is there a song you loved hearing that you would like to hear again? Would you like to sing it yourself! The join us for this all community event. Interested in participating? Join us for an informational meeting on May 1st at 6:00pm. $10 general admission.

www.adirondackarts.org

518-352-7715

 

Kid's Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 4, 2015 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.

 

Chicken BBQ
Saturday, July 4, 2015 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 4, 2015

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. Strawberry Shortcake will be available to purchase from the Blue Mtn. Lake Methodist Church. Bring a chair and enjoy the fireworks display over Adirondack Lake. Fireworks will start at dusk (approx. 9:30pm).

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@frontiernet.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

 

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

Vonnie Liddle 518-648-5828 indianlakeea@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 - 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. 75 plus Antique vendors throughout the hamlet of Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. Co-sponsored by the Town of Indian Lake.

www.adkantiques.com

For more information visit the website.

 

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.

 

United Methodist Church Bazaar & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 28, 2015

At the Indian Lake United Methodist Church. Part of the Country Christmas Tour.*

 

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

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

 

Oak Mountain Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 14, 2015

 

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

more info

Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship

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

more info

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

more info

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

more info

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.

Independent Baptist Church

518-648-5744

more info

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

more info

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

518-648-5422

more info

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

more info

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

more info

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

more info

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

Blue Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Company

518-352-7711

more info

Call the number above for emergency needs only.

Community Services Hamilton County

518-648-5355

more info

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

HFM Prevention Council

518-548-5710

more info

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Home Health Care Of Hamilton County, Inc.

518-648-5713

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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
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. 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

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

518-648-5676

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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. 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.

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