With a top temperature predicted for Schroon to be a summer like 60 degrees Saturday, authorities are warning to be very careful, and very wary, about lake conditions this weekend. This comes at a time when NY State Forest Rangers attribute more than a dozen deaths – some, which fallen through thin ice.
Tammy Whitty-Brown, the executive director of the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke with the Raybrook DEC office on Tuesday, who told her they are highly recommending that all motorized vehicles -- including snowmobiles and ATVs -- stay off all waterways in the Adirondacks.
“I heard some local guys discussing the lake conditions and they stated that the North Bay is starting open up at the mouth. They also stated that they can't imagine that the south end is faring well,” Tammy told us.
We know of several folks in town who keeping a watch full eye on lake conditions in the days ahead: organizers of the annual Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club annual Fishing Derby. The event, which draws hundreds of fisher folks to our fine hamlet, has never been cancelled. Meanwhile, it's all systems go for the Brant Lake Carnival.
From The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance: "The Carnival is ON and it looks like the rain's going to hold off until nighttime!!!! Heard there are some new Out Houses entering the race, Fry Pan Toss is ready to go and you gotta check out our new Human Foosball Court! and it's going to be WARM!!!! See you all there!"