Schroon’s 2018 Memorial Day Weekend Festivities


You can hear them coming from the Flatlands – those second and seasonal homeowners barreling up the Northway to exit 27. It’s the unofficial start of “the season” and the return of the summer people. That’s when the ring of the cash registers gets a little louder, beer sales at Paradox increase as the temperatures rise, restaurants hire their seasonal workers, happy smiling faces from the Caribbean man the registers at Tops and The Strand theater fires up its new digital projector.

Happy Memorial Day. The weekend kicks off tonight with Open Mic night at Witherbee’s Carriage House, where the season’s first lobster is front and center on the menu. At Sticks and Stones, their gorgeous outdoor dining area is at the ready for the crowds who will be at their first Cruise "IN" is tonight. The fun runs from 4:30 pm to Dusk.

This weekend there’s a HUGE book sale at the Schroon Lake Library’s bookstore annex, in the basement of the Hudson Headwaters Building at the back of the Town Hall.  The Town of Schroon Lions Club Garage Sale at the Boathouse is this Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

And a whole lot more. Get out there and go for it!

Another Shining Star on Schroon's Main Street


Welcome Pine Cone Provisions, a new storefront on Schroon’s Main Street, expected to open this Saturday. The market, featuring Adirondack, North Country and local produce and goods, is the work of entrepreneurs, Lisa Hess-Marks and her husband Edward.

The store adjoins the couple’s Pine Come Mercantile and the North Woods Bread Co, the former site of the Morningstar Bistro.

From Lisa: “Welcome to Pine Cone Provisions! We are a small farm stand and specialty grocery store adjacent to Pine Cone Mercantile and North Woods Bread Co on Main Street in Schroon Lake, NY. Our mission is to provide local organic produce, locally raised meats (pork, chicken, beef)... alongside a small, handpicked assortment of unique food items. 

We still have a long punch list of things to do... but anticipate opening this Saturday (Memorial Day Weekend) at 10am. Over the next few days, we'll be tempting you with photos and posts of some of the products we'll be offering, so stay tuned!”

You can read much more about Lisa’s vision for Pine Cone Provisions, in our story from January, which first broke the news about the new store.