Cranberry Lake Centennial
The Cranberry Lake Boat Club Centennial Summer kicks off on Saturday, May 23. The Watertown Times had a nice article about the Centennial opening ceremony. Senator Joseph Griffo, Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Neil Woodworth, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Pat McKeown, Clifton-Fine Economic Development Development Corp. President Chris Westbrook are just a few of the speakers.
There is an activity for just about everyone this summer. The Adirondack Trails Day sponsored by the ADK Mountain Club opens the Cranberry Lake 50 mile trail. The Kayak Poker Paddle is an annual event on the lake. This year, there are Sailboat Races featuring the Rochester, NY Yacht Club. A golf tournament, lots of hiking in the Five Ponds Wilderness and fly fishing lessons are all on the schedule. For those who like history, there are great opportunities to learn about the Bear Mountain Association and Union Point, see artifacts from the region, take a walking tour of Wanakena, tour old camps, and see the Newton Falls Paper mill.
Many members of the boat club planned this year’s centennial event. The Boat Club’s 100 year existence says a lot about the interest and commitment of the people who live in this region to promote the great lifestyle offered in the community. And, besides Cranberry Lake, another beautiful lake in the region is Silver Lake, a non-motorized lake in the hamlet of Cranberry Lake. Star Lake, just a short drive from Cranberry Lake, has its own history and unique and classic camps.