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2018-19 Southern Adirondack Guide

48 Horicon – Hidden

48 Horicon – Hidden Treasure of Warren County You can always find a peaceful place in Horicon – to fish, paddle, hike, bike or just do nothing. Tucked between Schroon Lake and Lake George, Horicon has wild land in every direction and more lakes and ponds than any other town in the county. Horicon is comprised of two hamlets, Brant Lake and Adirondack, situated off the beaten path. Horicon, once a sleepy country town, is being discovered as one of nature’s little gems. Brant Lake, Schroon Lake, Schroon River and a myriad of quiet ponds and creeks are accessible by public boat launches and winding country roads. Old-fashioned country stores are located in both hamlets as well as public beaches. The picturesque Mill Pond in Brant Lake is the perfect spot for a stroll or picnic. Fishing from a boat, bridge, shoreline or the middle of the stream should satisfy any angler. Hike trails into quiet ponds of the southern reaches of the Pharoah Lake Wilderness to camp, canoe, kayak or just commune with the wonder of nature. New this year is the Brant Lake Bike Park at The Hub on Mill Pond. This professionally designed mountain bike trail system challenges riders with 10 kilometers of trails. Winter brings ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling on wellgroomed trails. The pace may be a little slower sometimes but that’s the way we like it and doesn’t that sound like just what you are looking for? Quiet and serene The hamlet of Brant Lake surrounds a picturesque mill pond Bikers outside The Hub bike shop The Town of Horicon is located in the northeastern boundary of Warren County, settled in early 1800s and incorporated March 29, 1838 from portions of Bolton and Hague with total of 71.8 square miles. During the Civil War, the town held the proud distinction of providing more volunteer soldiers in proportion to the population than any other town in NYS with only one man being drafted. The Horicon Museum affords the visitor a look into the past: the early settlers, their homes, churches, industries, boarding houses and special occasions. The displays in this restored, 19th-century farmhouse give a glimpse into the lives of those who lived in an earlier time. There are many items reflecting the local history and the Civil War. “Horicon is off the beaten path of historical events, but its development through the spirit and help of her people is a fine example of community life.” - Helen Persons, past Horicon historian Reach our advertisers at: • • •

Places to Visit In Horicon The Heintzelman Library, Brant Lake Construction began in 1906 and was completed the following year for this distinctively rustic building. The Library served the town of Horicon until 2001, when a new facility was opened in the new Town Hall. Located on Mill Pond, the building is now on the NYS Registry of Historical Buildings and awaits final approval from the National Registry. Today. The Town of Horicon Historical Society Museum, Brant Lake The Museum affords the visitor a look into the past: the early settlers, their homes, churches, industries, boarding houses and special occasions. The displays in the nine room restored 19th century farmhouse show a glimpse into the lives of those living in an earlier time. Tuesday July 10th, 2018, DEC Wildlife Biologist, Carl Herzog presents “Bats in the Adirondacks” and what’s being done to protect them. Tuesday August 7, 2018, join Martin Podskoch & Laurie Rankin as they share the history and lore of Adirondack Fire Towers and how they are being preserved. Don’t miss the 4th Annual Shindig, Saturday August 11, to benefit the 1881 Church Restoration. The Town of Horicon Historical Society Museum Annex, Adirondack In 1881, seven Adirondack community families contributed funds, material and labor to build a church on land donated by Mr. Wells who owned the Tannery and General Store. The building stood unused since the 1990’s. Today, work has begun in earnest to restore this beautiful building as the Historical Society Museum Annex. Town Parks in Adirondack & Brant Lake With everything you could want to enjoy a summer day, athletic fields, picnic areas, playgrounds for the kids. The Town Park in Adirondack serves up tennis courts, basketball and bocce ball! In Brant Lake you’ll find picnic areas, playground for kids, and an top notch athletic field. YMCA Adirondack Outreach, Brant Lake A Year-round multi-generational program center with the focus on clearing away barriers for youth to be successful, to eliminate generational poverty and to serve theunmet needs of all ages. Reach our advertisers at: 49 The Lazy Moose Garden Market, Brant Lake An old fashioned country store in our area. Cafe & Deli, annuals, perennials and garden supplies in their 4 greenhouses. The Hub, Brant Lake Part bike shop, part cafe, part wine & beer bar and lots of bike riding. Hike the Bartonville Mountain trail, directly behind The Hub, for stunning views of Brant Lake. New this summer - The Brant Lake Bike Park, a professionally designed mountain bike trail system on over 200 diverse acres The Adirondack General Store, Adirondack Breakfast, Lunch & now Dinners. Complete deli, groceries, fishing tackle, Adirondack Country Crafts, gifts and wood furniture. Fill-Er-Up, Brant Lake Original restored and reproductions of gas pumps, island lights and meters, retro signs, racks and oil cans, clocks and thermometers and much more! Palmer Brothers Marina, Brant Lake A full service marina located on Brant Lake. Your place for gas, motor boat and row boat rentals. Open year around for both boats and snowmobiles. E-Z Marine & Storage, Brant Lake New boats, pre-owned boats, runabouts, fishing cruisers, jet skis and of course - pontoons. Boat rentals, supplies, repair service, motor sales, dock sales and rentals, indoor and outdoor winter and summer storage and trailer inspections. www. Ridin’ Hy, Brant Lake Horse back riding, boating, swimming, fishing, rodeos, indoor heated pool, archery, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, hay rides beachside campfires or just plain relaxing. Jimbo’s Club At The Point, Brant Lake From weddings to fine dining to conferences and retreats…Jimbo’s combines rustic chic with New York sophistication. Stuck In The Mud Pottery, Brant Lake Explore creativity through clay. Located on Mill Pond in Brant Lake for beautiful, had-picked home goods, pottery and gifts. continued on next page • • •

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