Welcome Fall 2015

With folks curling up by their fires at night, and cool, sunny bright days in the forecast inviting us to hit the trails, it’s time we close out our Summer Fun in the ‘Dacks 2015 edition and rename  it Fall Fun in the ‘Dacks, 2015.

Check out this section for upcoming Fall Fun in Schroon and beyond. One of our favorite autumn activities is the annual FallFest at Gore Mountain. Save the date: It’s next Saturday, October 10.  Also that day, Brant Lake’s Fall Festival at the Lazy Moose Garden Market. Read all about them in our Fall Fun in the ‘Dacks, 2015 section.

RIP: Betty Comish 1918 – 2015

  Family Photo


Family Photo

We recently learned of the passing of Betty Comish in Melbourne Florida. She was 97. Betty had strong ties to Schroon and Paradox. She and her husband owned and operated the Idlewild Store and Resort in Paradox and she was an active member of Schroon’s Our Lady of Lourdes.

A memorial service  will be held in spring 2016 at the convenience of the family. You can read Betty’s full obit from the Post-Star,  by ciicking here.



Batten Down The Hatches

Strong winds are causing havoc on Schroon Lake. We have received reports that several boats – including our own – have broken from their moorings.  Please make sure all outside furniture is secured and anything on or near the water is tied down. Take a look at your neighbors’ properties if they are out of town, and lend a helping hand if you can.

Winds are currently 15 miles per hour,  with gusts up to 29 miles per hour. Be safe out there.   

Schroon’s ADK Marathon

The smile, once again, said it all, as the ADK race director Joel Friedman could hardly contain himself.

For the umpteenth time in recent memory, the clouds aligned and guaranteed a PERFECT DAY TO RUN, whether if it was the full, half or relay marathon on Sunday.

 A HUGE SCHROON LAKE CHEER FOR Sabine Fischer-Daly of Ithaca, NY who was the female marathon winner in a time of 3:14:48

AND FOR THE “MATES” : Jay List of Holland, NY was the male marathon winner in a time of 2:40:57. All of the results are here.

The smiles all over the course --  from every spectator and volunteer worker  -- made it a magical experience for all.

“This day is perfect…how did we get it,?” said Joel Friedman, looking to the skies.

What were your best memories of this great day? Share with us in comments.