Shakespeare, square dance, and more...
Schroon Lake has a storied history with the arts, which has shaped the region’s rich cultural offerings of the present. If you are interested in world class theater -- musical or Shakespearean -- Schroon Lake has that. If you want to get down with some fiddlers and square dance, Schroon Lake has that too. We also have an independent cinema, The Strand, in the center of downtown near the Schroon Lake Beach.
Theater and performing arts
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 Adirondack Shakespeare Company performs a staged series outdoors every summer at Scaroon Manor and throughout the Adirondacks. They also perform off season as well.
The Boathouse Theater and Schroon Lake Bandstand put the arts right at the heart of Schroon Lake. The Adirondack Folk Festival in August and Boathouse Concert Series are just 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.
Since the 1930s Schroon Lake has been hosting square dances, plus lessons, every Wednesday in July and August at the bandstand in the Town Park. This weekly event is free, open to the public and all ages, and located along Schroon Lake right downtown.
Visual arts and crafts
Schroon Lake is home to artisans and crafters who feature the Adirondack landscape and materials in their work. Visit world renowned rustic furniture maker Barry Gregson’s studio or visit the Adirondack Artists and Crafters market to see some of the best in Adirondack artisanship on display and for sale.
Hollywood in Schroon
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. The "Scaroons" are mentioned twice in the film "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper. The amphitheater of Scaroon Manor today resembles an Adirondack Stonehenge and is truly a nostalgic site and must-visit while vacationing in Schroon Lake.