Hard to get there. Harder to leave. It’s how we describe Hague, located on northern Lake George. Second-home owners abound during the warm summer months, heading back to their ‘real life’ around Labor Day. After that, Hague shuts down. That’s when the only thing you can buy in town is a stamp or a house. We can get groceries in Ticonderoga, which is about 12 miles away. That’s also where the kids go to school, ever since Hague Central School shut down in 1979.
In the colder months, life slows down, and we have more time to spend with friends, to get out and enjoy the simple beauty of our tiny town, surrounded by mountains. These mountains are beautiful, but they also make getting out of Hague treacherous in the winter months. And that’s just one more reason why we say Hague is hard to get to and harder to leave.
— Ginger Henry Kuenzel
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