By Steve Parisi
Director – Warrensburgh Museum of Local History
WARRENSBURG, NEW YORK, where handsome Victorian-era homes line tree-lined streets, where local retail shops, businesses and civic organizations serve a year-round community of caring people, is located along the Schroon River, just 10 minutes north of Lake George Village, on Route 9 (Exit 23, I-87).
Founded on water-powered industries in the early 19th century, it has over 200 homes on the National Historic Register. The Historic Mills District provides a picturesque link to the past. The Schroon River now offers canoeing, kayaking and tubing through rapids and calm waters, and fishing, stocked annually, for the angler.
Antique and Adirondack furnishings shops continue to serve the quests of shoppers. Garage sales abound. The annual World’s Largest Garage Sale (believe it!) happens the weekend prior to Columbus Day Weekend.
Get outdoors! Hike or ski nature trails along the Hudson River or at Pack Demonstration Forest. Play golf in a beautiful mountain riverside setting. Marvel at the views from Hackensack Mountain, an easy hike starting right in town. Or work up a sweat on our public tennis courts. Cool off at Echo Lake, our public bathing beach. In winter, enjoy groomed snowmobile trails through field and forest or downhill skiing at Hickory or Gore.
Warrensburg has five bed-and-breakfasts, from elegant Victorian to charming farmhouses and lodges, and several motels. Fine gourmet dining in historic buildings and hometown cooking in traditional diner settings draw visitors from far and wide.
Come, spend a day with us, and you’ll want to stay forever!
Warrensburg Mural by Eva Cockcroft