100 Things To Do Between Now and Labor Day


1.      Rent a paddle board or boat from the Schroon Lake Marina

2.      Try the North Country’s best wood fired pizza at Sticks and Stones

3.      Tingle your taste buds with a wine slushy or crepe at Vine and Barley

4.      Have a fine, hand crafted beer at the new Paradox Brewery Beer Garden

5.      Try the fresh baked goodies at North Woods Bread Co

6.      Build a sandcastle at the Town Beach

7.     Come out for Schroon’s 63rd Fourth of July  Parade and Fireworks

8.     Take a spin class

9.     Cones at Stewart’s

10.    Music, Music and More Music, courtesy of the Schroon Lake Arts Council

11.     Adirondack Shakespeare Company plays

12.    Schroon's Wednesday night Square Dance

13.  Get fresh produce and more at the Schroon Farmer’s Market every Thursday at 9am

14.  Check out the unique home furnishings at Pinecone Mercantile

15.  Pancakes at Pitkin's

16.  World class opera and more at the Seagle Music Colony

17.  Check out all Schroon has to offer at the Chamber of Commerce

18.  Relax and stretch at True North North Yoga!

19   Listen to a classic as an audiobook. Or try these newer audiobooks.

20.  The Annual Adirondack Folk Festival at the Towne Park

21.  Drive to Montreal. It's only two Hours away!

22.  Get a new summer wardrobe at the Towne Store

23.  Ride a bike around the lake

24.  And stop in at the Adirondack General Store For breakfast and lunch

25.  Blow bubbles

26.  Try a homemade pretzel made with Beer at the Paradox Brewery

27.  No room for guests? Invite a friend up and stay at the Schroon Lake Place

28.  Get a book bargain at the Friends of Schroon Lake Book store

29.  Pay a visit to ADK Gardens for some amazing hanging baskets

30.  Grab a burger or hot dog from the Food Stand at the Schroon Lake Beach

31.  Rent a kayak at Manicare Auto

32.  Get a massage

33.  Try real Adirondack style pizza at DeCesare’s Italian Restaurant

34. See some amazing music acts!

35.  Revisit history at the Schroon Lake Historical Society

36.  Buy an old Schroon Lake Postcard

37.  See a movie at the Strand art deco cinema

38.  Play tennis

39.  Explore Pottersville's Stone Bridge and Caves

40.  Live the Dream. Get a realtor or Window shop for a lake house

41.  Walk up and down Main Street!

42.  Attend an auction with one of the best auctioneers in the land

43.  Go Fishing

44.  Meet the Schroon Lake Citizen of the Year at the Timberwolf Pub

45.  Try the area's best French Onion soup around at Flanagan’s

46.  Eat a bison burger

47.  Take a nap in a hammock

48.  Fly a kite (Available at the Towne Store)

49.  Monday Night Acoustic Jam Sessions at the Boat House

50.  Play board games on those days when the Liquid Sunshine is out

51.  Golf, anyone?

52.  Grab a coffee and free Wi Fi at the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop

53.  Dance in the rain

54.  Cook S’mores

55.  Buy some world famous whiskey at Schroon Lake Liquors

56.  Jump rope

57.  Skip rocks

58.  Take a pontoon boat history tour, hosted by the Schroon Lake Chamber

59.  Have a picnic at the Town Beach

60.  Play basketball at the Town Courts

61.  Build a camp fire

62.  Blow bubbles

63.  Go see buffalo

64.  Learn how to make a margarita

65.  Rent a pontoon boat

66.  Play Pickleboard

67.  Catch fire flies

68.  Take a road trip to Lake George

 69. Make tie-dyed t-shirts.

70.  Thank the Schroon Lake Beach Lifeguards for their service

71.  Buy lemonade from a kids stand

72.  Attend the weekly arts and crafts market

73.  The Schroon Lake Arts Council’s Annual Crafts Fair on July 15

74.  Learn all about our lakes

75.  Buy a raffle ticket for a Hornbeck Canoe

76.  Plant a butterfly garden

77.  Have a water balloon fight

78.  Make a wish in the fountain at the Town Park

79.  Sunbath (with sunscreen!)

80.  Check out the candy selection at the Schroon Lake pharmacy

81.  Stargaze

82. Read a book that will change your life on a porch swing.

83. Throw a BBQ for friends and family.

84.  Pick wildflowers

85.  Invite a bear into your home

86. Make guilt-free popsicles.

87. Take photographs in nature.

88. Play disc golf with friends.

89.  Explore all the activities at Gore Mountain

90.  Check out local yard sales

91.  Take a road trip to Lake Placid

92.  Play in the sprinkler

93.  Take family naps together

94.  Take an early morning walk

95.  Write in a journal

96.  Keep your kitchen cool. Make no-bake cookies.

97.  Eat watermelon

98.  Press summer flowers

99. Make your own pizza. Try this kid-friendly recipe.

100.  Go to The Glens Falls Drive-in


Watch History Come Alive This July 4 Weekend: The History of Independence Day

Yes, they’ll be parades, cookouts, hot dogs and fireworks, as we celebrate July 4th this weekend. But how did this day come to be?  You can relive the defining moments in America’s history at Fort Ticonderoga, just a skip and a jump over the mountain from Schroon.

This weekend you can witness the fight for liberty, when the continental army fought to hold the line for independence at the great fortress Ticonderoga.


From Fort Ti:

“Thrill at the power of artillery during cannon demonstrations and march to the beat of the Fife and Drum Corps as they perform patriotic music throughout the weekend. Admission to this special holiday living history event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket.”


For more information, click here.


National Geographic Names The 'Dacks As A Top Mountain Biking Destination

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A little north if us 


Wilmington gets a big thumbs up as a top 20 destination for mountain bikers from National Geographic, a rare and well earned hat tip. Hand-built flow trails, and challenging slick slab climbs get a special mention at The Poor Man’s Downhill Read more in our Kids and Family Fun section. 

Wilmington gets a big thumbs up as a top 20 destination for mountain bikers from National Geographic, a rare and well earned hat tip.

From National Geographic:

"Six-million-acre Adirondack Park in upstate New York, though touted as one of the outdoor capitals of the East, has never been a mountain bike destination. But in last six years, the Barkeater Trails Alliance has built more than 20 miles of new singletrack in the communities of Lake PlacidWilmington, and Saranac Lake.

Wilmington boasts a main street with ride-from access to the state trail systems, the region’s only dirt jump park, the Wilmington Whiteface 100-kilometer race, and the annual Bike Fest, which now draws more people to the town than any other single event. And Whiteface Mountain Bike Park offers 2,426-foot downhill runs, the longest vertical drop in the East, and some of the gnarliest, techiest, lift-accessed trails in the country.

Wilmington’s Flume Trails offer smooth, intermediate singletrack down low and rugged, rocky, technical riding higher on the mountain. Hardy Road attracts 20 to 45 riders every Friday evening for “Hardy Hour” on the network’s smooth singletrack, hand-built flow trails, and challenging slick slab climbs. The Poor Man’s Downhill lures riders with a $5 van shuttle halfway up Whiteface Mountain to ride down 1,200 vertical feet over three miles."