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2018-19 Southern Adirondack Guide


44 TOWN OF CHESTER – Come & Settle In YOU ARE INVITED The Town of Chester, just 20 minutes north of Lake George (Northway exits 25 & 26), offers a glimpse of the simple life. Beautiful lakes, small towns, unique shopping and dining, and Southern Adirondack style are in abundance. Hike the Chester Challenge, comprised of ten local, scenic hiking and nature trails through wetlands and nearby mountains. All skill levels are welcome. The year-round trails are great for snowshoeing as well as a simple walk in the woods and traditional hiking. Thousands of people have already earned the Chester Challenge patch and pin. Sign in at the Chamber Building on Route 8 at Dynamite Hill. A perennial bevy of events are maintained by various organizations. Bring your dog to Woofstock in June; taste fare from local restaurants at November’s Taste of the Tri-Lakes; the Krazy Downhill Derby is a signature event in February; classic car shows, farmers’ markets, live performances at the Carol Theater, and fireworks occur throughout the summer months and into fall (July/August); and the award-winning Rum Runner weekend in September celebrates the Jazz Age. Chestertown Farmer’s Market every Wednesday throughout the summer months on the lawn of the Chester Municipal Center Courtesy of Nancy Austin Riding at Circle B Ranch Courtesy of Nancy Austin View from Kipp Mountain overlooking Loon Lake Courtesy of Nancy Austin Kayaker on the Schroon River Courtesy of Nancy Austin Do you have a dream and determination? Then you are invited to come see what the Town of Chester has to make it come true. We are a community of doers – craftsmen, entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, contractors, and more. We have chosen to live and work here because of the people and the place. It works for us. Easy to access to & from Vermont or Buffalo, Montreal or NYC, the location suits many business needs. We have available commercial space in our active hamlets, approved industrial sites, power, municipal water, and broadband. Housing can be convenient or remote, depending on your wants. Schools are top notch. Goods and services are readily available. Rivers and lakes, fields and forests, mountains and valleys make the landscape rich and year-round recreation close at hand. It’s all you need, all nearby. We value our quality of life, we appreciate what we have, we are proud of who we are, and we work hard to make it better. We would love for you to come and see if Chester is a place for you. This could be the place you have been looking for. Look forward to seeing you! Craig Leggett, Supervisor For more information contact me at Or the Chamber of Commerce at: North Warren Chamber of Commerce PO Box 490 3 Dynamite Hill Chestertown, NY 12817 Telephone: (518) 494-2722 Chester Municipal Center 6307 State Route 9 PO Box 423 Chestertown, New York 12817 Telephone: (518) 494-2711 Town Supervisor: Craig Leggett Reach our advertisers at: • • •

Authentic. Adirondack. Adventure! Restaurants Lodging Shopping Attractions Hiking History Bicycling Music Parades Garage Sales Boating Beaches 45 North Warren Chamber of Commerce website: Facebook/NorthWarrenChamber Carol Theater Concerts June-Sept SummerFest & Fireworks July 7 Farmers Market June-Sept Tri-Lakes Business Alliance website: Facebook/TriLakesBusinessAlliance Northway Exit 25—just 20 minutes north of Lake George! Towns of Chester & Horicon. Car Shows June-Sept Arts Studio Tour August 11 Rum Runner Weekend Sept 14 & 15 Would you like to take a walk in the woods? Over streams, through a rocky path, up to a summit overlook, or to a pond destination? The Chester Challenge offers walking and hiking trails for all ability levels, easy access and parking, and a nature-based experience. Most of the trails are available year-round, so bring your snow shoes or cross country skis in the winter months! Comprised of eight hiking and walking trails—you can choose a trail based on difficulty, time, and distance—the Chester Challenge begins just off Northway exit 25, only 20 minutes north of Lake George. Visit all eight trails and you will receive your choice of a patch or lapel pin. Thousands of people enjoy the trails, and you will too! Chester Creek Trails • 1.2 to 1.9 miles / 45 min to 1 hr – parking at the Chester Municipal Center Take a leisurely stroll along these mostly level trails. Enjoy the varied views of the meandering Chester Creek and its surrounding wetlands, fields and woods that contain an abundant variety of flora and fauna. Hike this trail in the early morning and you are likely to be rewarded with all sorts of wildlife sightings! Dynamite Hill and Caroline M. Fish Memorial Trails • 2.6 mi / 1 hr – park at either Dynamite Hill Route 8, Chestertown or Caroline Fish parking lot on Landon Hill Road Dynamite Hill is a 4 season recreation area offering lighted tubing/sledding, downhill skiing, ice skating, x-country skiing during the winter; and hiking, single-track bicycling and picnicking during the rest of the year. It connects to the Caroline Fish Memorial Trail which is a slightly graded trail that offers a wonderful escape into the wilderness. Reach our advertisers at: Kipp Mountain • 1.92 mi / 2 hrs – parking on Ben Culver Road, 1 mi west of Landon Hill Road This moderate hike has some steep sections and winds through an official tree farm. It leads to a cliff line with beautiful views of Loon Lake and is a great spot to experience fall foliage. Cougar Nature Trails • .9 mi/ 45 min – parking at North Warren Central School, Route 8 Chestertown Take a short, steep trail or a long gradual trail to reach the top of Cougar Hill—the decision is yours. Once at the top, you will find great views and an excellent spot for picnicking. There are additional Nature Trails—a short inner loop or a more challenging out loop—that will take you through woods and fields. The varied ecosystems contain diverse plants and animals to observe and enjoy. Meade Mountain and Beckman Mountain • 2.1 mi / 2 ½ hrs – parking on Igerna Road, ¾ mi west on Rt 9 This moderate hike has several long, steep sections leading to one of the best views of Gore Mountain. Continue on and make a short descent followed by an ascent as you travel from Meade to Beckman Mountain. This leads to several views of Look Lake, other mountains to the east and north, and a view of Blythewood Island, home of a former six story resort hotel. These are just a few of the Chester Challenge trails awaiting you. For more information, visit and click on the Chester Challenge link or call (518) 494-2722. The Chester Challenge is part of the Chester Townwide Recreation Plan, an economic development initiative that taps outdoor recreation and heritage tourism strategies by increasing the public’s awareness of the remarkable variety and quality of the recreation trails and facilities in the town and region. • • •

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