Indian Lake Community Development Corporation


Indian Lake Chamber Announces the
10th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival

Indian Lake N.Y. – The Great Adirondack Moose Festival, New York State’s first ever moose themed festival, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience. Held in Indian Lake, N.Y. in the center of the famous Adirondack Park, moose themed programs will abound the weekend of September 28 and 29, 2019.

Visitors to the Indian Lake region for the Moose Festival will enjoy programs, games, contests, exhibitions, guided tours, shopping – all in the theme of the Moose. The half-ton mammal is making a come-back in the Adirondacks, so you may even spot one during the weekend. The Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) is sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and a host of regional and local business sponsors.


The GAMF is designed to offer visitors of all ages a purely Adirondack experience as a two-day destination event. As always this year’s GAMF will feature Adirondack style and moose themed activities such as our very popular Moose Calling Contest; guided wilderness hikes; Moose River Plains self guided driving wilderness tour; fly tying demonstrations; white water rafting; historic Blue Mountain Lake boat cruise; Old Fashion Turkey Shoot; Indian Lake Museum-Open House; Count the Moose Scat Contest; Moosterpiece games and activities for children; North County Crafter and Vendor Show in the Big Moose Tent; and much more.


According to the event chairs Brenda Valentine and Darrin Harr, “The festival is a celebration of the return of the moose to the Adirondacks and is designed to offer a multigenerational Adirondack experience. This community-wide event features a host of Adirondack style and moose-themed family fun activities.”

The GAMF is also held during peak fall foliage, so visitors will enjoy the beautiful colors in the Central Adirondacks. Most festival activities are free and do not require advance registration. For more information please visit call (518) 648-5636 or (518) 648-5112. The GAMF can also be found on Facebook at “Great Adirondack Moose Festival.”

Indian Lake Community Farmers Market Season Opens

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Beginning July 6, the Indian Lake Community Farmers Market (ILCFM) will be open every Saturday, from 10 AM to 2 PM, through September 28, at the Indian Central School lawn, Route 28.

The Market Steering Committee’s goals are to provide fresh, healthy and affordable food to residents and visitors, provide a venue for local farmers and vendors to sell their products and to assist the Town of Indian Lake in revitalizing the Main Street. Planned weekly market activities will include music, entertainment, health and safety education, community organizations and local businesses, demonstrations and artisans/crafters.
Featured weekly will be regional farmers, bakers, maple syrup producers and “Made in the Adirondacks” artisans and crafters and local real estate. “The market is a great opportunity to bring fresh, affordable and healthy food to our community,” said committee chairs, Brenda Valentine and Taff Fitterer.

2019 market vendors include: (additional vendors expected)

Hope Valley Farm – Vegetables, herbs, garlic scapes, pesto, annual and perennial plants
Blackberry Hill Farm and Sanctuary – Organically grown vegetables and herbs, organically raised chickens and turkeys and eggs, non-gmo heritage breed pork


H’arts for Home – Organic whole grain breads, cookies, gluten free baked goods, fruit jams, energy bars, muffins, roasted and seasoned mixed nuts, snack and drink mixes, dehydrated dog treats and hand crafted items

Dawn’s Delights – Home Baked Goods – pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, crumb cakes, loaf breads, cheesecakes, fresh salsa and authentic Italian pasta sauce

Homemade Quits and Crafts – Jams, jellies, candy, maple syrup products and quilts

Norm Gerber – Over 17,000 “Made in the Adirondacks ” hand tied fly fishing accessories: dry and wet flies, caddies, stone flies, bead head nymphs, wooly buggers and streamers

B. Dazzled – Beaded jewelry designs

Jeanne Turner – Quilts, scarves, dish towels and blankets


North Country Crafters – Annual quilt raffle

Greg Prine – Birch Bark frames, small tables, plant stands and book shelves

Howard Hanna Real Estate – Local real estate listings and information

High Peaks Shitake – Fresh mushrooms

Wandering Bee Apiary – Honey, lip balm, lotions and candles

Musical entertainment during the 2019 market season include: John Kehoe Band, Harold Shippey, Dan Singer, Joe and Jayden, Barry Oreck and Women is Trouble.
Individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the Indian Lake Farmers Market Steering Committee, become a market vendor or participant or for more information, contact the Committee at 518-648-5636 or

Red, White, and Blue!

Members of the Indian Lake Central School Garden Club  recently planted red, white and blue flowers in the barrels at the WWI Memorial Park in Indian Lake. The blue and red Salvia, and white Petunias came from Hope Valley Farm of Hamilton County. The flowers were provided by the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation.

The Garden Club is made up of students in first through 5th grades and meets once a week. In addition to tending to the barrels, the Club has been busy in the school garden, planting flowers  for bees and butterflies, and vegetables for the school cafeteria.





Hello Fellow Indian Laker,

Please review the attached flyer and join us as we welcome Spring 2019 by participating in dynamic “Community Yoga Practice Sessions”.  Michelle Kelly, our Yoga practice leader, says that we don’t need to attend all of the Sessions. Also that it’s ok to attend Sessions as our schedules allow.  We hope to see you there.


ROOST Marketing Plan

For a look at the 2019 marketing plan from The Regional Office Of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) click on this link


See below for program information. You may click on the link to download the document.

HAS Flyer



HAVE A SEAT is a community beautification program created and organized by the Main Street Revitalization Sub-Committee of the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation. The program is intended to enhance the attractiveness of main street areas, to create a sense of community pride among residents and to encourage travelers and visitors to stop and enjoy the ambience of the hamlets of Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Sabael. The objective of the program is to strategically place attractively decorated Adirondack chairs that will be seen by travelers driving through the hamlets. Given a sufficient number of chairs noticed, travelers will stop to take a closer look and end-up spending time and money in the communities.

The program is organized to be entirely community-based with no paid staff and with no cost to local government. Gifts, donations and grants received will be used to develop and enhance the program. The success of this program is dependent upon the effort, commitment and talents of  residents and interested benefactors. With care and refurbishing, the chairs will be used from one year to the next. With additional chairs and artistic creativity over several years, it is hoped that the Indian Lake Adirondack chairs become a must see attraction for visitors traveling in the Adirondacks.

The HAVE A SEAT Committee will encourage community groups, organizations, businesses and individuals to sponsor a Have A Seat Adirondack chair.

Chair Design

The design of each chair will be decided jointly by the sponsor and artist. The design should be original, colorful and eye-catching from a distance. The design will need to be approved by the HAVE A SEAT Committee. The planned design will be drawn on a 8 ½ X 11 mockup of an Adirondack chair.

Chair Design Guidelines 

The theme of the chair should reflect some aspect of life in the Town of Indian Lake and/or our region of the Adirondacks. There is to be no commercial advertising or logos. The design may be a realistic or whimsical interpretation of the selected subject.


The key to the success of this program is dependent upon the ability to obtain sponsors for the chairs. Anyone is welcome to become a sponsor. Solicitation will be through personal appeal, press release, distribution of promotional material to Town businesses and organizations as well as public postings for interested individuals, families or other groups in the Town. Sponsorship could include; purchase or manufacture of the Adirondack chair, designing and painting of the chair, securing the chair at its assigned location, cleaning, maintenance and winter storage.

Sponsorship Responsibilities 

Sponsorship involves a commitment of time, responsibility and finance.

The following responsibilities are expected of each sponsor:

  1. The sponsor agrees to obtain a traditional Adirondack chair made of finished wood. To assist sponsors, a list of local craftspeople who make the chairs will be provided.
  2. The sponsor agrees to submit a design plan for their chair to the Have A Seat Committee for approval. Approval will be based upon adherence to the established guidelines and theme of the Have A Seat program.
  3. The sponsor will, in consultation with their selected artist, decide on their chair design. The design will consist of paint and possibly other materials durable enough to withstand extended exposure to the elements paying particular attention to UV damage. Based on the experience of other such programs, the use of quality latex exterior house paints with a clear coat of polyurethane (with UV protection) is strongly recommended.
  4. The sponsor, in consultation with the Have A Seat Committee, will determine the location and placement of the decorated chair. The ability to secure the chair may affect the location of the chair.
  5. Securing the chair will be arranged by the sponsor. For consistency, chairs will be secured using the Committee approved and recommended cable system.
  6. Sponsors agree to maintain their chair to include the cleaning and touching up of incidental damage.
  7. It will be the responsibility of the sponsor to store the chair in a protected area over winter and to refurbish it as necessary for the next spring.
  8. For insurance purposes, each sponsor must allow the  IL Town Parks and Rec Dept and Main Street Revitalization Committee an opportunity to inspect each chair during the Spring of each year.  Annual inspection and approval of each chair must occur before the chair is insured and displayed.

Have A Seat Program Info

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