• ESSLA Dinner – Save The Date June 4th

    Here Comes Summer — Welcome Back to the Lake! It’s that time of year again — ESSLA is planning its annual Dinner and Basket Raffle. Last year our 50th Anniversary Dinner had a record turnout. We hope this year will be even better. Once again, Jimbo’s Club At The Point

  • Standup Paddle Board Raffle

    Click  here to  purchase  a book of 6  raffle tickets for $25.  Your  ticket receipts will be  emailed to you.  Thank you for supporting ESSLA and our beautiful Schroon Lake! You  don’t have to be present at the Schroon Lake Arts & Crafts Fair ESSLA booth  in order to be

  • Spiny Water Flea Discovered in Indian Lake

    Reprinted from the Fall Newsletter of Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith’s College Indian Lake, located in Hamilton County, was long considered the largest invasive species-free lake in the Adirondacks – until this summer, when the discovery of an invasive zooplankton was brought to our attention. A concerned angler reported

  • Protecting Our Adirondack Waters

    “A Shared Conversation with Lake and River Associations, Local Government and State Agencies on Infested Adirondack Waters” Date: December 8 Time: 10am-2pm Place: Horicon Town Hall, 6604 State Route 8, Brant Lake, NY 12815 This forum is designed to bring together lake and river associations, town officials, DEC, APA, APIPP

  • Fall Foliage Report

    Fall color is looking quite exquisite in our mountains this fall. The High Peaks are just about at peak, while more northern regions have already peaked. Schroon Lake is about mid-way, and the Lake George area below us is beginning to show some beautiful color as well. Photograph: Drone shot

  • Legend of the Loon

    Why is the loon a water bird, you ask? In her book The Common Loon, Spirit of Northern Lakes, Judith McIntyre summarizes a legend that explains why. Passed down by generations of Micmac Indians, the legend tells about an earlier time when loons lived on land. “The loon was so

  • WOL Harvest Jamboree – Oct. 14 – Pottersville

    At Word of Life Ranch: Illusion Show, Pony Rides, Hay Maze, Hay Rides, Climbing Tower, Carnival Games and Prizes, Face Painting, Inflatables, Hot Drinks, Hot Chili, Corn Bread and S’Mores. For more information please call: 518.494.1521.

  • Adirondack Foliage – Will Persistent Dry Weather Dull the Show?

    As summer wanes and gives way to autumn here in the Adirondacks, we look forward to one of nature’s most breathtaking events – the fall foliage season.  Mountain forests are ablaze with bursts of reds, oranges and purples. The northeastern region of the U.S. is one of the very few

  • Word of Life Music Festival

    September 16-17, 2016 at Word of Life Ranch – Worship Music Festival join your favorite musicians and artists at the Word of Life Ranch! Buy tickets online now!

  • Ice Cream Social 2016 – A Terrific Success!

    What’s the best remedy for a hot summer’s night?  ESSLA’s Ice Cream Social, of course! We had record attendance this year with over 200 folks coming out to enjoy Stewart’s ice cream, singing and friendship at the park in Adirondack. Susan Calkin led a sing-along, and we were graced with