Here comes the warm sunny weather which will include multiple gatherings with friends and family vacations!
If Schroon Lake in not yet on your destination list, it should be. Easily accessible off I-87, the hamlet of Schroon Lake is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and filled with the perfect small-town amenities right on the shore of this pristine Adirondack lake.
The town’s park, boat launch, and beach are steps from the main street making everything very convenient. Lodging and dining options abound - most either within walking distance or very nearby. Here are just four fun reasons to visit this summer.
Happy 4th of July
The Town of Schroon and Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their 63rd annual 4th of July celebration this year! Activities, events, and entertainment are planned to fill the day.
Shoppers take note: Main Street merchants will be offering special deals and sales throughout the day and Adirondack artists and crafters will display their unique creativity at the Schroon Lake Town Hall.
Those with young children will want to head to the Town Park Beach where children’s activities including a Bounce Around and face painting will make the day even more memorable.
Live music will surround you throughout the entire day with multiple performances and mini-concerts.
Pick a good viewing spot along Main Street for the annual parade. The parade begins near the Hoffman Road area and winds its way through town with many groups eventually congregating in the vicinity of the Town Beach. The parade features key entertainment and performers that enchant all ages.
There will be plenty of food vendors for snacks and refreshments, but don’t miss the annual Chicken Barbecue presented by the Community Church.
As the sun sets, a fantastic Patriotic Music Concert can be enjoyed. This concert is presented by the Word of Life Collegians and the Seagle Music Colony at the Town Park Beach.
Once it’s dark, the fireworks begin. The display is over the lake creating fantastic reflections on the water.
Arts & Crafts Fair
Another event you may want to gear your visit around is the annual Arts & Crafts Fair.
The Schroon Lake Association has been sponsoring this event for 48 years! It gets better every year. This year it will be held on July 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The fair is held right in the Town Park overlooking Schroon Lake which makes for an awesome backdrop.
The park is adjacent to the Town Beach so plan on a refreshing swim to break up or conclude the day’s adventure at the fair.
The fair itself is a gigantic gathering of creative talent with over 100 exhibitors expected this year. Plan on finding the work of clever and unique artists, artisans and crafters; it’s a treasure hunt.
You won’t go hungry as the Schroon Lake Lions Club and other food and beverage vendors will be on site throughout the day.
Don’t miss the Silent Auction Table. There’s an opportunity to come away with a great bargain. Many area vendors, merchants, and businesses have donated products, services or gifts to bid on. What is especially noteworthy is that all profits from this fair and the Silent Auction go toward protecting and maintaining the health and well-being of the lake.
When here, don’t miss a visit to the Adirondack Buffalo Company; a very popular site with regional visitors. It is located just a few miles from Schroon Lake, in the Town of North Hudson at 3187 Blue Ridge Road.
Nestled in a gorgeous Adirondack setting, they're open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week through Columbus Day. The farm is home to about 40 head of bison.
It's amazing to view these impressive animals as they graze on the farm’s 120 acres. Be prepared to see other visiting wildlife that also enjoy the fields and woodlands on this farm.
You will definitely want to spend a good deal of time in the food and gift shop. There you will find a variety of buffalo meat products, dairy, beverages, and fresh baked goods. During the growing season you can shop for fresh produce too. The gift shop area offers gourmet foods, locally hand crafted items, a variety of unusual gifts and some rustic furniture.
Get On The Water!
This year, from June 25 to August 19 travelers have the opportunity to get out on the beautiful waters of Schroon Lake while learning a bit of local legend and history. The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce will be offering scenic boat cruises on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. from the Word of Life Island Boat Launch. All tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance at the chamber office located at 1075 US Route 9 (Main Street), Schroon Lake; note: regretfully no children under age 6 are permitted on this tour.
See you in Schroon!
There you have a few ideas to make your summer special at Schroon Lake!
There are tons of fun family-friendly events and places to get wet and on the water in our region this season! Ready to head to the beach? We sure are!
Keep an eye on the events calendar to learn of other exciting happenings and stop by the Chamber office for additional information.
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