Chateaugay Lakes Association

Updates and News
 November 2012  

Dedicated to protecting and enhancing the environment and quality of the Chateaugay Lakes in the northern Adirondack Mountains of New York State.

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The Chateaugay Lakes Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  We are thankful to have such a beautiful place to live and enjoy.  Whether you are here for the summer, year round, or just able to spend time on the lake for vacation; it really is a beautiful place with a rich history and hopefully a place many generations will be able to enjoy as we do.       




Holiday Season


Supporting Local Businesses and Artists    


Since it is quiet around the lake at this time of year and we are starting to think about the holidays, we've decided to take some time to highlight some local artists and venues as you think about your holiday gifts.   


The Foothills ARTSociety is having a "Starving Artists Sale" -  Artists have canvased their collection of art and have picked a few pieces to put drastically on sale. Take advantage of reduced prices of 50% and more on art from Foothills members.  November 15th, 16th, and 23rd from 10am - 5pm and November 17th and 24th from 10am - 3pm.  Located at 213 West Main St, Malone.     


Adirondack Baskets and Heritage Designs has some upcoming weaving classes available - November 17th Harvest Basket - $45, 

December 8th Child's (15") Packbasket - $60, and December 15th Christmas Packbasket - $55. To register or for more information call 518-497-6295.  


WriteOne in Chateaugay  has many local books available for sale that would make a great Christmas gift (or gift at anytime)!  Some titles include: 

  • "Chateaugay Lake: The Adirondack Resort Era, 1880-1917," Henry Cassell Ruschmeyer, $23.00
  • "History of Children's Camps on Chateaugay Lake," Chateaugay Lake Arts Association, $8.00
  • "History of Boats on Chateaugay Lake," Chateaugay Lake Arts Association, $8.00 
  • "Famous Personalities of Chateaugay Lake," Chateaugay Lake Arts Association, $8.00
  • "An Adirondack Boyhood Remembered," by Ralph Hoy, $18.98

There are additional titles available as well and WriteOne is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-5pm and Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm.    


 Holiday Traditions and Winter Tales


Skating on the lake?  Ice Fishing?  Cutting the tree?  Sledding on the hills?  Share your holiday traditions and winter tales old or new with us for all to enjoy.  Submit stories to   




  Aquatic Invasive Species

A recent article published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise called  "A summer of aquatic action" written by Meghan Johnstone, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, is a nice recap about their 2012 summer season in the area.




Winter Newsletter  


We are still looking for additional articles, historical information, and local events for our Newsletter. Our newsletter is mailed out to all members of the Chateaugay Lakes Association and property owners of Chateaugay Lake and really provides us a way to stay connected.  


Share your seasonal photos with us and we will pick some to be included in future newsletters.  If you have any information you would like included in the newsletter please email it to Christine LaDuke at




Chateaugay Lake Spring and Summer Activities

Through the winter we will be discussing activities for next year.  We welcome suggestions for any types of activities; please email or with ideas.  Thank you!  


Save the Date:  Chateugay Lakes Association Annual Breakfast at Camp Chateaugay will be June 23rd, 2013! 



Town Board Meetings 


We always need representation at the Town Board Meetings and the next meetings are:

  • Bellmont - November 19th at 7:30pm at the Bellmont Center Town Garage on Cty Rt 24. 
  • Ellenburg - November 20th at 7:00pm at the Town Hall in Ellenburg Center.
  • Dannemora - November 14th at 6:00pm at the Dannemora Town Hall.




Area Events  

  • Saturday, November 24th at 7 pm at the Chateaugay Town Hall Theater: The Clem Hawkins Revival Band, with Eric Gibson.   



Board Meetings
Next Meeting: November 10, 2012 
Board Meetings are at 9:30am at the Bellmont Town Offices.  All are welcome to attend.  The Board of Directors generally meets the second Saturday of every month from April through October at the Bellmont Town Offices.   

Thank you for your support!

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