Posts Tagged ‘Cranberry Lake’

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Public invited to comment on plans for playground for Cranberry Lake Campground

cranberry lakeRay Brook – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for an amendment to the 2016 Cranberry Lake Campground and Day Use Area Unit Management Plan (UMP). The public is invited to submit input on a draft amendment for the construction of a playground.

The amendment will guide siting, construction, and management of a playground within the Cranberry Lake Day-Use Area. The DEC will consider public comments on the management activity as it finalizes the draft amendment.  Concurrently, the APA will accept public comment on the proposal’s conformance to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

All comments will be accepted until June 17, 2024.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Cole’s Point owner, Matthew Hamill, hopes to leave positive mark on Cranberry Lake

Matthew Hamill

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s sixth submission, a profile on Matthew Hamill below.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

How entrepreneur Tovi Gareau Bliss helps shape Cranberry Lake’s future

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders who dedicate much of their time and energy to volunteer work. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s fifth submission, a profile on Tovi Gareau Bliss below.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

“Don’t hand me paper, give me a job:” Ed Kipp, a hands-on Cranberry Lake volunteer

Ed Kipp

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders who dedicate much of their time and energy to volunteer work. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s fourth submission, a profile on Ed Kipp below.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Meet a Retired Ranger in Wanakena who wears many hats

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders who dedicate much of their time and energy to volunteer work. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s third submission, a profile on Bernie Siskavich below.

What brought you to Cranberry Lake? When?

New York State Forest Ranger – was working in Region 3 (Southern NY) and this position came open. I’m a North Country boy – wanted to get back into the Adirondacks. I was a Ranger School grad, so it made sense.

We came to Wanakena in 1976 – so much work going on with the mills and mines there wasn’t a place in Star Lake, Newton Falls to rent. So we found a place in Wanakena and rented it – lived there one year and then bought across the street next to Otto’s Abode – still there since 77.

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Who’s Who In Cranberry Lake: Scott McWharf

Scott McWharf

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders who dedicate much of their time and energy to volunteer work. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s second submission, a profile on Scott McWharf below.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Who’s Who In Cranberry Lake: Mark LeRoux

Mark LeRoux

Adirondack Almanack contributor, Susan Sweeney Smith, who has written stories about Cranberry Lake, has shared a series of profiles highlighting Cranberry Lake community leaders who dedicate much of their time and energy to volunteer work. These profiles were originally published on the Cranberry Blog. Check out the Cranberry Blog here, and please enjoy Susan’s first submission, a profile on Mark LeRoux below.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

National Youth Service Leader Comes to Cranberry Lake

Rodney Smith Jr. with landmower

By Susan Sweeney Smith

The Cranberry Lake North Shore HUB is pleased to announce the visit of Rodney Smith Jr. of Mowing for A Cause, founder of Raising Men and Women Lawn Care Service. Rodney will meet us at the HUB later in April (target date is April 22) to mow our lawn and help spread the word about his outreach program. He and his board encourage young people across the country to become volunteers through free lawn mowing for senior citizens, veterans, the disabled, single moms, and anyone in need. The Cranberry Lake North Shore HUB, located on Route 3 in Cranberry Lake, is a local not-for-profit that purchased and restored an 1898 Presbyterian Church.  

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Cranberry Lake: Giving is our nature

Aerial shot of Cranberry Lake.

By Susan Sweeney Smith

I live in a very small town in the northwestern Adirondacks – the hamlet of Cranberry Lake.  Year rounders are an increasingly small percentage of the population here — at last count 136 folks live here year round.  The population swells in the shoulder season of spring and grows again over summer… abating in the fall and dropping off dramatically back to our 136ish year rounders come winter.

We have an abundance of natural beauty from lakes to ponds to rivers to waterfalls to mountains to bogs to nature trails.  We all talk about the natural beauty as defining for this place.  And, of course, it is….

But there is something human happening here that is really amazing.  

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Great Adirondack Garage Sale slated for May 26-28

Great Adirondack Garage Sale graphic.

Adirondacks – (May 11, 2023) – The 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will take place on Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023, within the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile trail, along NYS routes 28, 30 and 3.

The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently-used home furnishings, and quirky treasures.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Exploring Cranberry Lake

wanakena bridge

When the air is crisp and the leaves are the color of lollipops and hikers descend on Keene Valley like seagulls on a sub, thoughts in this quarter inevitably turn to Cranberry Lake in the Adirondack’s northwest quadrant.

Cranberry Lake in the autumn has the feel of an outpost on civilization’s edge — a port from which the last ship has sailed for the year, leaving behind a skeleton crew of people to keep systems operational through a long dark winter.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

6th Annual Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend

The 6th Annual Adirondack WhiteOut Weekend kicks off this weekend. Visitors and locals alike can walk through the luminary lanterns lining the Wanakena Bridge.  The weekend full of fun may begin at the bridge but continues through the three communities of Star Lake, Wanakena, and Cranberry Lake. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Grants Support Initiatives in Cranberry Lake Area

Chris Westbrook, president of Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, presenting a grant check from Adirondack Foundation’s Damoth Fund to the local hockey club The Adirondack Foundation has announced it has awarded $15,500 in grants to support community initiatives in Fine, Clifton, Star Lake, and Newton Falls.

The source of the funding is the Damoth Fund, established at the Foundation in 2012 through a bequest from Robert Damoth, a man with a strong attachment to the Cranberry Lake area.

The Damoth Fund to date has issued $450,000 in grants. The Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation oversees the application process and makes final recommendations. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cranberry Lake Boat Launch Comments Sought

Cranberry Lake Boat LaunchThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) have announced they are holding a joint public comment period to solicit comments for the Cranberry Lake Boat Launch Unit Management Plan. Public comment will be accepted until April 27, 2018.

The Cranberry Lake Boat Launch Site is located in the Town of Clifton, St. Lawrence County, NY. It is approximately 70 miles east of Watertown and 30 miles west of Tupper Lake on NYS Route 3. The boat launch is in the Hamlet of Cranberry Lake about one-quarter mile south of NYS Route 3 on Columbian Road. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cranberry Lake Wild Forest, Easement Rec Plans Being Considered

Public input is sought on development of the draft Cranberry Lake Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) and the Conifer-Emporium Conservation Easement Recreation Management Plan (RMP).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public session on March 21, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 pm. » Continue Reading.



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