The Place I Live: Lake Ozonia/Hopkinton
Lake Ozonia in the Town of Hopkinton.
My family built the place back in 1970, and it was a great source of joy for the entire clan for many, many years. The dock faces the summer sunsets and the winter is spectacularly cold and isolated. I currently live in Brewerton NY. Far too close to the massive Micron facility to be built in the Town of Clay, a facility that will destroy 1200 acres of undeveloped land, create unbelievable issues with traffic and pollution, and based on what I am hearing, drive many nearby residents and long time taxpayers out of the area. Consequently, in a few more years, I may be residing at Lake Ozonia year round to escape this environmental disaster in waiting.
Lake Ozonia has been my place to relax and recharge for my entire life. There is no cell service, which is fantastic. There are only a handful of year round residents, “the Frozen Few” as they call themselves. I love the winters up there, and spend as much time as I can enjoying the crisp, cold air, snowstorms and peaceful nature of the region. It is the place where you can leave lifes “treadmill” behind and relish the the gifts of the great outdoors. Both my parents and my wife are now deceased, the latter at way too young an age. My late wife had never visited the Adirondacks at any length before meeting me, and as a retired model and the owner of a modeling agency, you would never guess that one of her favorite pastimes became fishing, which she had never done before her trips to Lake Ozonia. The wonders of the woods never cease to amaze me.
I look forward to reading the reflections of others. These mountains get in your blood and your psyche. It is a special place, and continues to sustain me through the trials and tribulations that life perpetually grants us the privilege of challenging.
— Rob Bick
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