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The Great Sacandaga Lake is nestled
in the foothills of the Adirondack Preserve and boasts a unique and
Originally the Sacandaga Valley was home to the Mohawk Indians and was
settled by Sir William Johnson in the 1700s. In the 1920’s the
Valley was a booming resort town with luxurious and beautifully landscaped
inns with golf courses, a sports complex, off Broadway Theater and amusement
park with a roller coaster!
However, The waters of the Sacandaga River and the
Hudson flooded with run-off every spring causing great damage to homes
and businesses. Work
to flood the valley began in the 1920’s and the great Conklingville
Dam was put to use in the Spring of 1930 filling the great valley with
283 billion gallons of water!
Today the Great Sacandaga Reservoir is an undiscovered Mecca for boating,
water sports, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and all kinds of recreation.
Historical markers and museums mark the great events of the area. Antiques
and crafts are found little shops everywhere. And we boast some of the
best lakefront dining around! Unlike other lakes the Great Sacandaga
Lake is still quaint and pristine! And Last Year we were voted the 2nd
best place in the country to be for our nightlife by Snogoer Magazine!
We invite you to join us in an unforgettable Adirondack experience!
Information on the Great Sacandaga Lake from VisitSacandaga.com