© Copyright 2016 Town of Lake Pleasant. All rights reserved

Welcome

  The Town of Lake Pleasant is surrounded by vast amounts of Adirondack Forest Preserve: the Silver Lake Wilderness Area, the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area, the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, and the Jessup River Wild Forest. Many public recreational opportunities exist within the Jessup River Wild Forest and adjacent lands owned by Lyme Timber. Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are the “crown jewels” of the many lakes within the town.  The Village of Speculator is the economic and social center of the town with many dining, lodging, and shopping facilities. Incorporated in 1925, the village is a center for activities such as downhill skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, and much more. Shortly after World War I, Speculator gained world-wide notoriety when it became the preferred training site for such heavy-weight boxing champions as Gene Tunney, Max Baer, and Max Schmelling.  For those interested in the history and environment of the area, Speculator boasts an interpretive river walk called Sacandaga River Community Park. This handicapped- accessible pathway is visited and enjoyed by thousands of people each year; it consists of boardwalks and trails winding through an Adirondack wetland.  The Town of Lake Pleasant and Village of Speculator welcomes you to our web site.  We hope you will find it a useful resource to be used throughout the year.
Elderly? Sick? Disabled? Let Town Clerk Deborah O’Rourke know… 518- 548-3625 ext. 2. She can put you on a list of people to be checked on in emergencies.
The Perkins Clearing Road is open
© Copyright 2016 Town of Lake Pleasant. All rights reserved

Welcome

  The Town of Lake Pleasant is surrounded by vast amounts of Adirondack Forest Preserve: the Silver Lake Wilderness Area, the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area, the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, and the Jessup River Wild Forest. Many public recreational opportunities exist within the Jessup River Wild Forest and adjacent lands owned by Lyme Timber. Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are the “crown jewels” of the many lakes within the town.  The Village of Speculator is the economic and social center of the town with many dining, lodging, and shopping facilities. Incorporated in 1925, the village is a center for activities such as downhill skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, and much more. Shortly after World War I, Speculator gained world- wide notoriety when it became the preferred training site for such heavy-weight boxing champions as Gene Tunney, Max Baer, and Max Schmelling.  For those interested in the history and environment of the area, Speculator boasts an interpretive river walk called Sacandaga River Community Park. This handicapped-accessible pathway is visited and enjoyed by thousands of people each year; it consists of boardwalks and trails winding through an Adirondack wetland.  The Town of Lake Pleasant and Village of Speculator welcomes you to our web site.  We hope you will find it a useful resource to be used throughout the year.