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Northville Village, Sacandaga Park Northampton & Benson


North: Hope & Wells | South: Mayfield | Northville, Upper Great Sacandaga Lake Topographic Map

 Northville Bridge and Great Sacandaga Lake


Street map of Northville
Famous Chimney Swift Roost
Famous Chimney Swift Roost off of Bridge and 2nd Streets
Wireless Hotspot The Northville Public Library has constant wireless access with no pass code. They even have a pavilion, with electric outlets too!, behind the library on a beautiful yard facing the lake. The library is a block south of the high school on 3rd Street. That is the 2nd right after you cross the bridge off of NY 30, just past the school. Though they cut off the internet access between 9 PM and 8 AM due to complaints from neighbors about inconsiderate night internet users. You know, the kind of jerks who keep their car idling and music up high then leave a load of fast food trash on the ground as a gift

Northville is located right off NY Route 30 in northern Fulton County on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Old NY Route 30 ran through the village center but now NY 30 is routed on the west side of the Great Sacandaga Lake and you must cross on Bridge Street to get there. The present road to Hope, Old Northville Road, is old NY 30, f.y.i. It was both a logging and tourist town for a long time. The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville R.R. brought tourist up, from the New York Central & Hudson River R.R. mainline in the Mohawk Valley at Fonda, to the Adirondack Inn and other establishments that were built around the tourist-railroad trade in the last half of the 19th Century. Now, that line has been abandoned and part of it is the bike trail in Gloversville. The railroads themselves ran many of the inns and ran special trains for summer vacation, fall foliage and hunting season. Northville is famous for being the starting point for the Northville-Lake Placid Trail hiking trail. (Actually, the trail is NY Route 30 & CR 6 for twelve miles to the actual trail head in Upper Benson.) Northville still has small town charm, but it has a grocery store, pharmacy, hardware and a small department store as well as the many small inns and restaurants catering to the tourist trade. It's main appeal is the Sacandaga Lake, which supports a lot of boating and fishing. See this link on the history of the town, Click here!

Bridge from NY 30 to Village over Great Sacandaga Lake


tree house
"Tree" House on NY 30
 

A Note About The Great Sacandaga Lake

When they made this huge reservoir they flooded thousands of acres and drowned many homes, farms and a few villages back in the 1920's. So as some recompense, The Hudson River-Black River Flood Commission gave local residents leases on the lake front, even if they lived far away from the lake. Over the years, most of the lake frontage got leased out. Technically, this is in violation of the Adirondack Parks forever wild charter. These lease holdings do have the weight of private property rights. My rule is that if the lake front looks unused and undeveloped(no docks, chairs, fireplaces, etc), it's okay to use for swimming and fishing, as long as you respect things and don't leave any trash, etc. There will be little black & white signs from the Hudson River-Black River Flood Commission marking out the lease holdings. Also, Northville is very stingy about their town beach, restricting it to residents only, unlike the rest of the 'Daks. There is a great spot to access the lake: Go up NY 30 about 1.2 miles, north of the bridge and over the causeway. About 1/2 mile south of the county line, there is a little peninsula just before the water meets the road grade. There is a gate at the end of a dirt track where you can park your car. The water there is fairly shallow, so the boatheads won't be racing there. Also, the spillway south of the village center on Main Street is another good place to fish or swim. Another point of confusion, there is a Sacandaga Lake in Piseco, west of Speculator in Hamilton County. The only thing they have in common is the river that feeds it.

Northville also has reasonable cell phone coverage. The next town with reasonable cell phone service north is Speculator.


Useful Links:
Fulton County CoC |  Visit Sacandaga Website |  Northville Civic Association's Website


Participating Establishments
12134 Zip Code518 Area Code

Inn at the Bridge Bed & Breakfast A Unique Bed & Breaklfast Situated in the foothills of the Adirondacks on the shore of the Great Sacadaga Lake. The Inn, built in the late 1890s with Victorian elegance, offers cozy decorated rooms each with private baths. The 32 foot parlor has a fireplace and comfortable furniture for reading and relaxing. The parlor is also home to Lulu's Bar & Bistro serving a tapas menu accompanied by carefully selected wines & craft beers
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641 Bridge St., Northville Village; next to bridge, 1/8 mile east of NY 30
The inn boasts easy access to lake with private dock in our marina and beach front
Call for details and reservations:
Phone: 518-863-3174 Email
Inn at the Bridge, click for website

Sport Island Pub & Restaurant

Sport Island Pub & Restaurant

108 Riverside Boulevard, off of CR 152 Bar, Fine Dining, Banquet Facility Dine In OR Take Out
Live Entertainment too
Outdoor Deck on the Lake, Courtesy Boat Docking
Open Year Round, snowmobilers welcome
Winter Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 to close; Wed: 3 - close
863-2003