Schroon to discuss future of tourism

Schroon to discuss future of tourism

There are 9 comments on the Denton Publications story from Oct 29, 2009, titled Schroon to discuss future of tourism. In it, Denton Publications reports that:

The Schroon Lake Tourism Committee will discuss the community's future with a consultant Wednesday, Nov.

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deac523

Queens Village, NY

#1 Nov 3, 2009
My family enjoyed about 25 years of summers in Schroon Lake. My 5 kids grew up with memories of our "home-away-from-home " As they grew and married, they had a few opportunities to introduce their kids to the most beautiful region in the Adirondacks.

We were regulars at Davis' each summer and occasional visitors in winter months. When Walt and Dot sold Davis', the new owners were not as accommodating nor as friendly. Though we missed Walt and Dot, we tolerated the new owners and continued to enjoy the town and the lake.

Now Davis' is gone. The new "corporation" that bought it plans to put condos and an upscale resort on the property. I think this is exactly the wrong direction for Schroon Lake.

The exclusivity that seems to be planned will not enhance tourism to the town, but will result in a loss of visitors like my family and many other middle class families.

Schroon Lake has always been a wonderful, wholesome place for people to enjoy. With the increase in condos and the conversion of many lakeside areas to private developments Schroon Lake is transforming from a great place to visit to a place exclusively for the few.

From my perspective, in order to increase tourism Schroon Lake needs to focus on developing family-friendly accommodations that are affordable for middle class families.
wzzzzup

United States

#2 Nov 7, 2009
Not sure if this will work as it really gave me no room to quote. My extended family vacationed in the dacks for at least 40 years but it seemeed that big business would move in and demolish our small cabin spots and ruin them, <y first memory of that was at Woods lake at a little place called Langs and I think Now it's called Lampland? Most recient was at Schroon lake in the small town of Adirondack, WhereRoaring brook cottages were sold to Condo developers, yuck! We used to drive from Virginia so we could enjoy 2 weeks with family in a majestic place, when the small places disssapear to big business you'll always lose that special place that folks would enjoy, I wish the best for that area and will most likely never come back because my memories of there would most likely be destroyed
deac523 wrote:
My family enjoyed about 25 years of summers in Schroon Lake. My 5 kids grew up with memories of our "home-away-from-home " As they grew and married, they had a few opportunities to introduce their kids to the most beautiful region in the Adirondacks.
We were regulars at Davis' each summer and occasional visitors in winter months. When Walt and Dot sold Davis', the new owners were not as accommodating nor as friendly. Though we missed Walt and Dot, we tolerated the new owners and continued to enjoy the town and the lake.
Now Davis' is gone. The new "corporation" that bought it plans to put condos and an upscale resort on the property. I think this is exactly the wrong direction for Schroon Lake.
The exclusivity that seems to be planned will not enhance tourism to the town, but will result in a loss of visitors like my family and many other middle class families.
Schroon Lake has always been a wonderful, wholesome place for people to enjoy. With the increase in condos and the conversion of many lakeside areas to private developments Schroon Lake is transforming from a great place to visit to a place exclusively for the few.
From my perspective, in order to increase tourism Schroon Lake needs to focus on developing family-friendly accommodations that are affordable for middle class families.
agreeable

Granville, NY

#3 Nov 7, 2009
I am sorry that you feel that way.. suffice it to say there are many of us who agree that the small town feel may be disappearing. I love living here and the appearance of condos hasn't made me happy. I hope we don't out grow ourselves just to find we have nothing but empty buildings that we wern't able to support. I do share your love of this area.
lawyer

United States

#4 Dec 4, 2009
Isn't anything an improvement over the word of life owning and running the town.
Business Owner

AOL

#5 Dec 6, 2009
To Lawyer....it's not the Word of Life per sey that is ruining this town, it is the slimy hiders that are full of greed and want the town to be their own....investigate it. You'll see. WOL...I am not a fan, but they are not the BIG problem in this one....there are other factors at work here. And to agreeable...there will and are so many empty buildings now because these rich people have made it impossible to stay alive. They have manipulated the government of NYS to help THEM rather than help the small business owner. HOW SAD. I LOVE THIS AREA!!!! Shame on those that say they love it then treat the hard working American Dreamer like dirt and put them under.
NOSCHROON4me

Ithaca, NY

#6 Aug 19, 2010
As long as the State police and little Hitler [ Jean Strathenke ] use their authority to collect money for NY States downstate crackwhores, Tourism will falter at Schroon Lake . Fine em heavy Jean - the governor loves it. You aren't helping your town !!!
Schroon Lake

Pittsfield, MA

#7 Aug 20, 2010
Don't blame the State Police and the Judge. Blame the simple fact that times have changed. People want to be entertained while on vacation now. They want amusement parks, and shopping and busy activities. they do not want what Schroon Lake has to offer anymore. Those days are gone. A good example of this is Terra Alta. Once a busy camp now only a few even bother to come to Schroon Lake and look at the age of those comming it is not the children.
whoknows

United States

#8 Aug 25, 2010
I live in schroon lake do something for the kids so it can help them stay outa bad things. Why do ppl care about the fkn summer ppl yeah they are good in the summer but wtf is there for kids to do in the winter nothing bc for one the school sets up shitty thing for them to do because the school board is fkn dumb just a bunch or low life back stabing shit talkers. I wanna know how some one in the bored can be alowed to hit a kid and a basketball game and then years after people for get well that isn't right bc there is someone in there who talks shit about my past and now thinks that I won't well then she is wrong:)
whoknows

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2010
lawyer wrote:
Isn't anything an improvement over the word of life owning and running the town.
yeah they are fkn low life scumbags they should just fkn leave

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