Schroon Lake Live Cam

A small Adirondack town just north of Lake George


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  • Flanagan's Pub & Grill
  • 1067 US Route 9 Main Street - Schroon Lake
  • New York 12870 - United States
  • 518-532-9096
  • [email protected]

Adirondack Park in Essex County

Enjoy the outdoors and all that Adirondack has to offer. Each Month Adirondack Net will feature on-line outdoor experiences. Hiking, mountain climbing, snow and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, boating water skiing and camping are only a few of what the Adirondacks have to offer. See why the Adirondacks attracted the millionaires of the 1800's and early 1900's and why people keep coming back to the Adirondack State Park, The Country's largest State park and experience what this vast and "forever wild" refuge has to offer.

A Hike up Blue Mountain, NY - Take a hike up the mountain and view some of the beautiful scenery of the Adirondacks as your Virtual Guides John & Greg lead you up Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain, in the heart of the Adirondacks offers superb views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The trail begins off of Rt 30 just north of the Adirondack Museum. Be sure to sign in and state your destination and length of stay. The beginning of the trail begins as a short nature hike trail. The narrow path winds through the forest of pines and moss to meet the older more rocky trail. The trail then becomes steeper and rockier at this point. Large rocks dot the trail into interesting formations.

The Fall is one of the best times of the year to hike the mountains and trails of the adirondacks. The trails at this time of year are reletivly dry and absent of mosquitos and black flies. The Black Mountain Fire Tower trail is only one of 50 miles of foot trails that lay within the Lake George region. Over looking from the east side of Lake George, Black mountain reveals a panaramic view of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains of Vermont, Hudson Valley, The Adirondack High Peaks and of course Lake George and its islands.

The Adirondack trail system offers hiking, horse and snowmobile trails throughout the Adirondack State Park. Hiking Trails offer enjoyment for all ages and skill levels and host some of the best unspoiled views of the area. The Virtual Buck Mountain hike, part of the Virtual Adirondacks web series. Begins off the end of Shelving Rock Road, on the East side of Lake George. Buck Mountain is located on the offers superb views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Be sure to sign in and state your destination and length of stay.

Buck Mountain is 1,100' with a 2.5 mile begginer to intermediate trail to the summit. The trail winds its way at the base of the mountain through dense pines and across small babbling brooks. Pay attention to the yellow trail markers. In the fall, the trail can easily be covered with the fallen leaves of Autumn.

Essex County is made up of eighteen towns and four villages (the village of Saranac Lake is in both Franklin and Essex counties). Towns are governed by a supervisor and town council. They also have a town clerk, tax collector, assessor(s), superintendent of highways, health officer, code officer, and animal control officer. In some situations, positions are combined. Villages are governed by a mayor and trustees. The village clerk, treasurer and justice(s) further make up the governing body in villages.

The Scenic Byways are a unique system of 11 scenic driving tours or trails, each with its own unique theme. Whether you're looking for a shimmering blue lake with majestic mountain views, an historic fort to explore, or a charming hamlet, all roads lead to fresh experiences and gorgeous scenery in the Adirondacks.

If you're planning to golf in the Adirondacks, you should be warned that it will be difficult to keep your head down. Some of the most breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains and wilderness lakes can be had from the cedar-lined fairways and rolling greens of our signature golf courses. Crafted by top golf designers such as Craig Wood, who captured the US Open and the Masters in the same year - Alistair Mackenzie, who went on to design courses such as Augusta National and Cypress Point - Seymour Dunn, the renowned Scottish designer - and the famous Robert Trent Jones, the courses of the Adirondacks are as diverse as the wilderness from which they've been carved. From greens flanked by white sand bunkers and tricky water hazards to manicured and irrigated fairways - some long and open, others wooded and narrow. If you have never played golf before in the Adirondacks, then consider this your invitation to share the beauty and challenge of playing golf the way it was meant to be played.

Skiing and riding in the Adirondacks is about having fun outdoors with friends and family. It's about apr├Ęs ski around a stone fireplace in authentic towns with history and character that existed long before skiers arrived on the scene. It's about being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. It's also about state of the art facilities, great snow and an excellent value. Skiers and Riders alike rave about the new heated gondolas at Gore and Whiteface Mountains, the Ski at Par Packages at Titus Mountain and skiing and tubing under the lights at West Mountain. Lots of lake effect snow makes Snow Ridge in Turin a favorite with skiers and generations of families have learned to ski - and now, ride - at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge and Oak Mountain in Speculator.

Cross country skiers, whether classic or skate, backcountry or touring, will find opportunities duplicated nowhere else. Ski touring centers offer rentals and lessons, and some have lights for night skiing. Trails are marked and many groom regularly. There are millions of acres of public land in the region with trails into scenic and remote areas. These trails are not groomed but are often tracked by early-bird enthusiasts. Some of the trails are easy paths on gently rolling terrain while others require high levels of skill to traverse steep hills dotted with trees. The Jackrabbit Trail is 55 km from Keene to Paul Smiths. Most skiers pick a portion of the trail for the day's outing by checking the map published by the Adirondack Ski Touring Council. Backcountry trails are an invitation for snowshoers, too. Snowshoes have a very low learning curve (just strap them on!), so they are enjoying renewed popularity as a way to exercise while exploring the winter landscape. Several outfitters and sporting goods stores rent snowshoes.

The Adirondack Regional Airport is located a few miles from Saranac Lake in the hamlet of Lake Clear. Continental Connections operates 19-passenger turboprop flights to and from Plattsburgh, Albany and New York City (JFK). Hertz operates a counter at the airport on weekday mornings; for rentals at other times, call in advance. Plattsburgh's Clinton County Airport, is also served by Continental Connections, which operates turboprop flights to Albany and New York City. The airport is served by Hertz and Avis. Continental Connections also serves Oneida County Airport, about a 45-minute drive from Old Forge. National car rental companies and limousine service are located at the airport, reserve in advance. Not all rental desks are open during the week. Travelers can fly into Burlington, Albany or Montreal and rent a car (from Albany, they can also take a car service to Lake George). Albany is located approximately an hour from the park's southern boundary, Burlington is about an hour from the eastern section of the region and Montreal is approximately an hour from Plattsburgh in the northeast corner of the region.

Adirondack Trailways serves Lake George, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Keene, Keene Valley, North Hudson, Schroon Lake, Pottersville, Chestertown and Warrensburg, Malone, Massena, Potsdam, and Canton. From New York, the trip to Warrensburg takes about five hours, while the daily service from Albany to Lake Placid is a four-hour trip.

Along with the car-rental companies located at the airports, several car-rental firms will either deliver a car to points within the Adirondacks or pick up renters and take them to the car-rental location. Always be sure to reserve your vehicle well in advance, especially in the summer. Rent-A-Wreck in Lake Placid offers free pick-up/drop-off service to customers in the local vicinity. Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Plattsburgh charges a fee to pick up or return renters in Saranac Lake. Port Henry, Lake Placid, Malone or Westport. Enterprise also operates out of Glens Falls and Utica. The Glens Falls location will pick up renters and deliver them to the car rental office in Lake George or Warrensburg with out charge. Pick up and drop off service to Old Forge is available from the Utica location for a charge. Other national car rental agencies located in Plattsburgh include Hertz, Avis, National and Rent-A-Wreck.