Go Hiking with The Adirondack Mountain Club

We often get requests for information about hiking the High Peaks -- from day trips to overnight adventures. Besides hiring a local guide, The ADK Mountain Club is a valuable resource for anything and everything you wanted to know about the mighty wilderness that is in our backyard. You can check out their event calendar, by clicking here.

We have a preview of what they have planned this year in our Day Trips and Hikes section.

There is something for everybody -- novice to Everest bound climbers -- and it's well worth a read.


Catching A Laker

While many an experienced hand may be hoping to pull a prize fish out of the lake this weekend, it may not offer the same thrill as their first ice fishing catch.

So if you are not on the lake today -- and wanna share the sheer joy of what it’s like to pull up a laker  -- then we hope you enjoy the above video taken last month here in Schroon by a proud dad capturing his son’s first catch.

Enjoy. Got photos of this weekend's big Derby? Email them to us at Schroonlaker@me.com

Tales From Schroon Lake

Barbara Davoll, a local author of more than 50 children’s books – many set in Schroon Lake -- died recently in Connecticut. She was 72.

Barbara’s popular series of Tales From Schroon Lake books, which helped teach a generation of children valuable life lessons, died of congestive heart failure, reported the Poststar on Sunday.

Raised in a Christian home, Barb accepted Christ at the age of eight and dedicated her life to the Lord as a teenager. She moved to Schroon Lake in the mid 1970s with her husband Roy to join the Word Of Life Ministry. She moved to Connecticut two years ago. Her daughter Linda Walsh said her mom wanted to "make it possible for kids to connect with God without a lot of religious speak" From The Poststar:


Barbara was born and raised in the "wilds" of West Virginia. It wasn’t until the family was living in Kentucky in 1972 that Barbara wrote a play about the life of Word of Life co-founder Harry Bollback and received positive feedback for her efforts.

Suddenly a new world opened up to her. The Davoll family moved to the Schroon Lake region a few years later and Barbara wrote and directed "Ring the Bells" and "Let Freedom Ring," theater productions that she and Bollback took on tour around the country for the Word of Life ministries. 

How Much Do We Love Our Library? A Lot!

One of the best kept secrets that Schroon boasts is our library. From the free Wi-Fi, internet access, to the free computer training classes to free films, to terrific kids activities, our library has just above everything you could want. 

And it just got a whole lot better with the introduction of free ebooks, for users of  Kindles, Fires, iPads, Nooks and computers. With a valid library cards, users will be able to check out and download classic and best sellers, anytime and anywhere. And did we menton this is free? From the Schroon Lake Library Winter 2012 Newsletter:

Patrons can choose either a seven or 14 day loan period, and the best part is, the ebooks return themselves so there are no overdue charges.

The Libary is anitcipating a high demand for ebooks so patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the Always Available ebooks with no need for holds. 

Contact the library at 532-7737 ext 13, or stop by to learn more about this fantastic program. What do you like about our Library? Tell us in comments.