The Indian Lake Dam, NY

The village of Indian Lake, NY is in the center of Adirondack Park at 1,750 feet above sea level. Indian Lake, the body of water from which the town derives its name, is three miles south of town.

Indian Lake Dam Builders
Indian Lake Dam Builders in 1898

In the 1850s, the first dam built on Indian Lake was designed to store and release water for moving lumber to market. It increased the width of the lake, but not the length.

In 1898, construction of the current state dam was completed. It was built to ensure a continuous supply of water to the manufacturing plants and mills along the Hudson.

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Paul’s Peril • Hickory Ski Center • Feb 12, 2011

“I went into the woods to check out Paul’s Peril. Hard to say how much snow Hickory had this season, but coverage was excellent and the snow was surprisingly deep. Paul’s Peril is a challenging and long run that makes use of almost all of the hill’s vertical. The pitch was perfect for my skills, and I lapped it four times…”