Conditions For Memorial Day In the High Peaks

With the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, that means the opening of all DEC campgrounds throughout the state. And what a glorious weekend it should be. Earlier this week the water temperature in our part of the Schroon Lake was 57 degrees, and we are sure that's nudged up a degree or two since then. Check out what the conditions are like for camping and hiking in the High Peaks, in our Spring and Summer Fun 2016 in the 'Dacks section.

Something Cheesy Is Going Down In Schroon

This just in: Lisa Hess-Marks and her husband Edward have some excellent news to share. Starting this weekend, North Woods Bread Company, tucked in the back of Pinecone Mercantile, Schroon's very popular home furnishings store, will sell Adirondack artisanal cheese.

Lisa and Edward have chosen three of the Adirondack's premiere cheese-makers: Sugar House Creamery (Upper Jay, NY), Asgaard Farm & Dairy (AuSable Forks, NY), and North Country Creamery (Keeseville, NY). From Lisa:

"We couldn't be happier to offer these fabulous Cow's Milk and Goat's Milk Cheeses alongside our baked-fresh-daily bread! We're fully-stocked for Memorial Day Weekend, so stop by and let Edward walk you thru the diverse cheese selections!"

Bread, cheese and wine? Are you thinking what we are thinking? Bazinga!


Cheers to the Schroon Lake Wine & Liquor Store

With this holiday weekend about to hit top gear, thirsty readers take note: after months of a drought with the absence of a local liquor store, there is good news.

Local Jared Doyle recently opened the doors to his well-stocked, brightly lit showroom of booze, in a spot once known for stinky bait and and an even stinkier  bobcat! (That would be the former Bobcat Sports on Route 9, just south of the Schroon Lake village).

The store opened in April after a mighty dry spell, when The Hanchett’s liquor store  next to the post office near Tops, closed its doors well over a year ago.

There is an amazing back-story as to how Jared, whose wife happens to be Becky, the Schroon Lake pharmacist, came to be the proprietor of this new and most welcomed business.  We’ll have that story for you next week.

In the meantime, we didn’t want our readers, returning for the season to miss this news. On na recent visit we were very impressed with the selections of both wines and liquor -- not just a couple of one type of varietal, but many, many choices, in different sizes and price

The store is now open Monday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday, from 12 pm to 6 pm. Cheers to Jared and the best of luck in your new endeavor!