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The communities of Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Piseco, Arietta and Morehouse welcome you to our corner of southern Hamilton County, one of only two counties entirely within the Adirondack State Park. Located at the crossroads of two of 14 Scenic Byways of the Adirondack North Country, Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway and Southern Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, we are a region of spectacular beauty, historic richness and recreational opportunity. From lakeside to mountain peaks, the entire Speculator Region is a year-round paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and recreationalists. With such a variety of scenery, activities, wildlife, and the inspiring change of seasons, where else would anyone want to go? View photos of our area.

The history of Speculator Region includes that of resident Gene Tunney, the defending Heavy Weight Boxing Champion in the late 1920’s, who charged the locals fifty cents to see him practice. He donated the proceeds to St. James Catholic Church in Lake Pleasant. The Greek and Colonial Revival Style Hamilton County Courthouse Complex in Lake Pleasant is on the National Register, and has, since 1825, served as courthouse, government offices and jail.

We invite you to enjoy our hometown hospitality, and the natural beauty of our Adirondack landscape and waterways, all of which make our area a choice destination, whatever the occasion may be for your visit. Smiling faces are likely to greet you wherever you go in the Speculator Region.
Mileage from (approximate)
New York City 240 miles
Albany, NY 85 miles
Syracuse, NY 115 miles
Lake George, NY 50 miles
ZIP Codes
Lake Pleasant 12108
Morehouse 13353
Piseco 12139
Speculator 12164
* = Chamber Member


Airport

Piseco Airport, PO Box 37, Old Piseco Road, Piseco.
Phone:  518-548-8794  or  518-548-3415
Hours: May-October is attended / November-April, PLEASE CALL
Elv.1, 703. Runway 22-04, 3,015’x60’, N43-27.2 deg. W074-31.06 deg. Fuel 100LL, Unicom 122.8, Vor 115.3 ALB 336.8 deg., 52.7 nm, 111.2 UCA 59.6 deg., 38.1 nm., MIRL, REIL, PAPI, Lighting-Pilot Activated, Overnight parking fee. Accommodations and hiking trails nearby. More airport information

 




Alcoholics Anonymous

Indian Lake Group St. Mary's Catholic Church Route 28 Indian Lake NY

--Discussion Thursday & Saturday at 7:30pm (open meeting)

 

Arrowhead Group- Inlet Town Hall (May-Sept) 160 State Route 28 Inlet NY 13360

--Discussion Thursdays at 7pm (open meeting)

 

Just For Today Group- Community Church 11 South Shore Road Inlet NY 13360

--Discussion Mondays at 7:30 (closed meeting)

 

Great Sacandaga Lake Group- Northville Presbyterian Church 161 Reed Street Northville NY 12134

--Steps on Monday at 8pm (closed), Discussion/Speaker on Saturday at 8pm (open)

 

Northville Womens Group- St. Francis Church Bridge & Fourth Street Rear Ent. Down Northville NY

--Women Only Discussion on Wednesday at 7:30 (closed)




Animal Rescue/Rehabilitation

North Country Wild Care
Phone:  518-964-6470
Website: www.northcountrywildcare.org




ATM Machines

*Charles Johns Store, Four Corners, Speculator.  (518) 548-7451

*Mountain Market, Route 30, Speculator.  (518) 548-4820

*NBT Bank, Four Corners, Speculator.  (518) 548-7211  (24 hours)




Bank

*NBT Bank, Four Corners, Speculator. (518) 548-7211.  24 hour ATM.
Summer Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm, Thursday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.      Winter Hours:
Monday: 9:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm.



Churches

*Camp Fowler/Retreat Center: 548-6524, Pelcher Rd., Lake Pleasant. Children’s summer camp:  June - Labor Day. Year-round retreat center.  Summer camp program for children and families.  Rental facilities for church groups, individuals, families and other groups.  Sun worship 10:30am.  Reformed Church of America.


*Camp-of-the-Woods: 548-4311, Rt. 30, Speculator. Not for profit Christian family resort & conference center, membership organization. Business hours : Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm,  Summer events open to the public. Sunday services :  9:45am.  website:  www.camp-of-the-woods.org

 

*Grace United Methodist: 548-7811, 2895 Rt. 8, Speculator. Sunday School 9:30am. Church service at 10:30am. Sunday evening worship service 2nd Sunday of the month (rotating service with Lake Pleasant United Methodist)

 

*Lake Pleasant United Methodist:  548-7811, 2565 Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant. Sunday service & Sunday School at 9am. Evening worship service 2nd Sunday of the month rotating service with Grace United Methodist) Family Bible Study Weds. 7pm at the parsonage

 

*North Country Bible Fellowship: 548-5777. Elm Lake Road, Speculator.  Worship service & youth services Sunday  9:30am. website:  www.ncbfellowship.org

 

*St. Hubert's Episcopal: 548-3314 Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant. Sunday 10:30 am.  All are welcome.

 

Adirondack Bible Chapel: 548-4405, Rt. 8, Piseco. Sun. School/worship service 9:30am. Evening Service 1st Sunday of month 7pm;  Weds. evening prayer & Bible study 7pm Youth groups Sun. evening at 6:30pm.

 

Piseco Quaker Worship Group: 548-8046 or 518-548-3892, Religious Society of Friends. Meets in the homes of members. Call for times and locations.

 

St. James Catholic Church: 548-6275, Rt. 8, Lake Pleasant. Columbus Day through Memorial Day: Sat. 4pm, Sun. 8am; daily mass (except Weds.) 8:30am at rectory. Memorial Day-Columbus Day: Sat. 4pm & 5:30pm; Sun. 8am. Daily Mass (except Weds.) 8:30am at church.

 

 

Civic Organizations & Clubs


Cats Limited of Hamilton County
*D.R.A.G. (Dedicated Residents to Area Grooming) website
*Historical Society of Lake Pleasant and Speculator website
Lake Pleasant Education Foundation
*Lake Pleasant-Sacandaga Association website
*Lake Pleasant Senior Center
*Lake Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department
*Morehouse Rod & Gun Club
Morehouse Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
*Morehouse Volunteer Fire Co., Inc.
Piseco Volunteer Fire Department
*Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
Piseco Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Piseco Women’s Club
*Pleasant Rider Snowmobiler’s Inc.
Speculator Amateur Radio Club
*Speculator/Lake Pleasant/Piseco Fish & Game Club website
*Speculator Lion’s Club
Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Speculator Volunteer Fire Department
*TWIGS of Hamilton County
VFW Post 7228/Lake Pleasant


Dump/Landfill

*Town of Lake Pleasant, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone: 518-548-DUMP
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

Website: http://www.lakepleasantny.org/transfer%20station.htm




Education

*Cornell Cooperative Extension of Hamilton County, PO Box 7, Piseco, NY
Phone:  518-548-6191

*HFM Prevention Council
PO Box 681, Hamilton County Courthouse, Lake Pleasant, NY.
Open Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:00pm.
Phone:  518-548-5710   E-Mail:  hacouncil@frontiernet.net
Website: www.hfmpreventioncouncil.com
Prevention, Referral and Education in the field of substance abuse. Providing education about all types of substances and substance use and abuse, as well as offering referral services for people seeking assistance with substance use issues. Serving Hamilton, Fulton & Montgomery Counties.
Fulton County Office  (518) 736-8188


Lake Pleasant Central School, Elm Lake Road, Speculator, NY 12164
Phone:  518-548-7571
Website: www.lpschool.com

One Work Source, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone:  518-548-7609
Website: http://oneworksource.com
Employment and training center, career counseling, job search and placement, employee lists, youth services and more.

Project ACTION Tobacco Free Coalition: 518-841-7123 , 427 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY. Project ACTION works in Hamilton County to systematically reduce tobacco use through policy change. Available to assist local businesses adopt and/or develop tobacco-free policies, and provide free no smoking signs for area businesses. Open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, weekends & evenings as needed.
Website: www.projectactionhfm.org




Electric/Power Company

National Grid
Customer Service:  800-642-4272
For outages call:  800-867-5222




Emergency Phone Numbers

Sheriff:518-548-3113
Emergency  518-548-6111
Non-emergency  518-548-3113
Ambulance Services:
-Lake Pleasant  518-548-5300
-Morehouse  315-826-7109
-Piseco  518-548-3111
-Speculator  518-548-5300




Fire Departments

*Lake Pleasant  518-548-6603
*Morehouse 315-826-7109
Piseco  518-548-6603
Speculator  518-548-6603




Forest Rangers/DEC/ECO Officers

DEC/ ECO Peter Buswell  518-548-4137

DEC/ECO Scott Pierce  518-866-4723




Garbage/Recyclable Pick-up

*Town of Arietta
Phone:  518-548-3415
Garbage pick-up & recyclables year round on Monday. Garbage during July & August is on Monday & Thursday. Large trash pick-up 1st Thursday of the month during June-August. NO pickup October-May. Separate recyclables by glass, plastic, metal, newspaper and cardboard. Please put material to be picked up out early in the morning. Be considerate to help clean up after animal problems.

*Town of Lake Pleasant
Phone: 518-548-DUMP or  518-548-3625
Garbage year round on Monday & Thursday. Recyclables year round on Tuesday. Landfill open Monday–Saturday 8:00am–4:00pm.
Website: www.lakepleasantny.org

*Town of Morehouse
Phone:  315-826-3111
Garbage pick-up on Monday. Recycle bins are located at the Town Highway Garage.

Village of Speculator
Phone:  518-548-7354
Garbage during Summer: Monday & Thursday, starting June 1st. Winter: Monday only, starting October 31st. Recyclables every Tuesday June through September. Winter: 2nd & last Tuesday of the month.




Geocaching

Geocaching is a Worldwide Game dedicated to GPS (Global Positioning System) users. The game involves a GPS user hiding "Treasure", and publishing the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a "treasure hunt" to find it.
The only rules are if you take something from the cache, you must leave something behind for the next finder, and you must write about your visit in the logbook.

website: www.geocaching.com

To locate geocache information for the Speculator/Lake Pleasant area use 12108 as the zip code or visit the Historical Society of Lake Pleasant & Speculator.




Geographic Information System/Maps

Hamilton County Online Mapping Service (HOMS)
www.hamcomaps.net




Libraries

Piseco Library, Piseco School, Route 8, Piseco, NY 12139
Phone:  518-548-7555
Hours: Monday 9:00am-10:00am, Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Extended summer hours.

*Town of Lake Pleasant Library, Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164
Phone:  518-548-4411
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm and 7:00pm-9:00pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.
Website: www.sals.edu/lakepleasant.shtml
Connect to the web with us --we have wireless high speed internet access available!



Medical Services/Hospitals

Nathan Littauer Primary Care Center, Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164
Phone:  518-548-8155
Hours: Monday-Friday Office is open 8:00am-4:30pm; Nurse Practitioner on duty 9:00am-4:00pm. Saturday hours during Summer. Physician present on Thursday. Pharmacy and lab service, physician service, limited emergency care, answering service after hours by hospital.

Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville, NY
Phone:  518-725-8621

St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, NY
Phone:  518-842-1900



Museums


*Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, 12812.  Open Daily:  May 20-Oct 10, 201. (Closed September 9)  Exhibits, programs, family activities, special events and lectures.  518-352-7311


Riley House and Tavern, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY, 12139
Hours: Open July-August Friday-Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Sponsored by the Piseco Lake Historical Society.

 

*Lake Pleasant/Speculator Museum, Rt 8, Speculator, NY  12164                                             Open Memorial Day through Labor Day....Mondays and Wednesdays 10am to 4pm.  Additional Hours July and Aug...Saturdays 10am to 2pm and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.  518-548-4478

 

Morehouse Historical Museum, Morehouse Episcopal Church, Rt. 8, Morehouse, NY Hours: Open July-August Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm.


Newspaper

*Hamilton County Express Published every Wednesday. To place your display ad call Annette Mahoney, Account Executive at  1-877-HCN-2359  ext. 103. For classified line ads call  1-800-453-6397  ext 2 for customer service.

email: news@hamconews.com
website: www.hamconews.com


Post Offices www.usps.com

Speculator  12164
Phone:  518-548-7744
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm, Saturday 8:30-11:30am.
Window Hours: Monday-Friday 8:45am-12:45pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Saturday 9:30-11:30am.
www.usps.com

Hoffmeister  13353
Phone:  315-826-5017
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm; Sat 10:00am -2:00pm.                                W
indow Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00pm-2:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Lake Pleasant  12108
Phone:  518-548-5793
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:45pm, Saturday 8:00am-1:30pm.
Window Hours: Monday-Friday 8:15am-12:45pm and 1:30-4:15pm, Saturday 8:15-10:45am

Piseco    12139                          
Phone:  518-548-5668
Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9:45am-3:45pm, Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm.
Window Hours: Monday-Friday 9:45am-12:00noon and 1:30pm-3:45pm, Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm.

Towns/Government

*Tow
n of Arietta, Old Piseco Road, Piseco, NY 12139

Phone:  518-548-3415

*Town of Lake Pleasant, Route 8, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone:  518-548-3625
Website: www.lakepleasantny.org

*Town of Morehouse, Route 8, Hoffmeister, NY
Phone:  315-826-7744

Village of Speculator, Elm Lake Road, Speculator, NY 12164
Phone:  518-548-7354
Website: www.lakepleasantny.org

Hamilton County Office of Tourism, South Shore Road, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108
Phone:  800-648-5239  or  518-548-3076
Website: www.hamiltoncounty.com

Board of Elections, Court House, Lake Pleasant, NY
Phone:  518-548-4684

Motor Vehicle Department, Court House, Lake Pleasant, NY
Phone:  518-548-7111

Public Health Nursing Services, Indian Lake, NY
Phone:  518-648-6141

Social Services Department, Indian Lake, NY
Phone:  518-648-6131


Transportation

Adirondack Trailways (Bus Service)
For schedules and fares, call  800-858-8555

AMTRAK (Train)
For reservations and schedules, call  800-872-7245

Enterprise Rental Cars, 4534 State Hwy 30, Amsterdam, NY
Phone:  518-843-8535
Emergency pick-up and rental service. For reservations call  800-325-8007


Veterinarians

Adirondack Park Animal Hospital, Gloversville, NY
Phone:  518-725-8911  or  518-883-3385  (Vails Mills)

Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, Gloversville, NY
Phone:  518-725-8117

Northampton Animal Hospital, Northville, NY
Phone:  518-863-8631

Sacandaga Veterinary Clinic, Mayfield, NY
Phone:  518-661-6155


Youth Recreation Programs

Arietta Swim Program
Phone:  518-548-3415
6 week program at Irondequoit Beach.

Arietta Youth Program
Phone:  518-548-6500
Dances, trips, crafts, sports and hikes.

Lake Pleasant/Speculator Swim Lessons
Provided by the Village of Speculator Public Beach. See head lifeguard for sign-up form.

Morehouse Youth Recreation Program
Phone:  315-826-7744
Movies, trips, skiing, crafts, etc.

Speculator Youth Recreation Program
Hours: July-August Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am-11:30am at pavilion
Arts, crafts & games. Wednesday is Trip Day.



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