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Lake Pleasant Town

Lake Pleasant municipal offices are located on Route 8, Lake Pleasant, NY 12108; phone: 518-548-3625.

Beginnings [1]

Sageville (Lake Pleasant Town—incorporated in 1812, settled beginning in 1794) the shire town of Hamilton County, is delightfully located between the southern extremities of Pleasant and Round Lakes, lying only 1/2 mile apart and connected by a boatable stream. Upon an elevation commanding an exquisite view of these and a dozen other glittering lakes, with the surrounding country—cultivated meadows and interminable forests giving richness and variety to the landscape—is situated Lake Pleasant Hotel, a 3 story structure surrounded by two verandas, and facing a pleasant little park, whose thrifty maples lend delicious shade. The proprietor, Steve D. Andrews, an accomplished hotel manager, has made a fine record and is very popular with the habitues of the locality.

Lake Pleasant is about 4 miles in length by 1 mile in width, and its outlet feeds the East branch of Sacandaga River, a tributary of the Hudson, which it enters near Lake Luzerne. [Sa-can-da-ga or Sa-chon-da-ge is an Indian word signifying "much water," or "drowned lands."

  1. Wallace, E.R., Descriptive Guide to the Adirondacks (Land of the Thousand Lakes), fourteenth edition, Bible Publishing House, Watson Gill, Syracuse, 1889
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