Hollywood Glam History of Schroon Lake
The culture of the Schroon Lake region is influenced by its rich history of performing arts. Schroon Lake was the former home to the world class Scaroon Manor resort, which you can still visit today, open to the public as one of our New York state campgrounds. The Scaroon Manor was the site for the 1957 Warner Brothers movie Marjorie Morningstar that starred Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, Carolyn Jones, and Ed Wynn. Camp Red Wing located on the east side of Schroon Lake was also featured in the film. Natalie Wood and Carolyn Jones depart by canoe at night for their escape to the musical South Winds or Scaroon Manor. The "Scaroons" are mentioned twice in the film The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper as a place visited by Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo), Chingachgook, and Uncas after they had departed the Horicon, the name used by James Fenimore Cooper for Lake George. The amphitheater of Scaroon's Manor today resembles an Adirondack Stonehenge and is truly a nostalgic site and must-visit while vacationing in Schroon.
Theater and Arts Today in Schroon Lake
The history of performances continue in Schroon Lake where you can see your favorite shows, such as "Kiss Me Kate" and "Sweeney Todd" performed by the oldest summer vocal training program in the nation – the Seagle Music Colony. The Boathouse Theater and Schroon Lake Bandstand put the arts right at the heart of Schroon Lake. The Adirondack Folk Festival and Boathouse Concert Series are some of the year's highlights you won't want to miss! Visit our full events calendar to be sure you catch all of the action while in the Adirondacks.