Last Updated: Monday, May 23rd, 2022 (3:48 PM)
Lake Luzerne, a Scenic Town in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks
Come to Lake Luzerne to enjoy a confluence of waters. Here, the Hudson River squeezes into a narrow gorge, tumbling over the dramatic Rockwell Falls. Water from the Great Sacandaga Reservoir joins the river in a flurry of white water. Further downstream, the river widens into “The Bay,” a stretch of water broad enough for water skiing. For those who seek quiet water, a chain of four beautiful lakes offer fishing, camping and boating with two public swimming beaches on Lake Luzerne itself.
Lake Luzerne has catered to visitors since President Grant came here for rest and recreation after the Civil War. The grand old hotels of that day have given way to modern inns and restaurants, while new tennis and basketball courts, a miniature golf course, and three local history museums, along with summer concerts and craft shows, offer a variety of family fun. Two riverside parks also flank the downtown area.
Lake Luzerne is the home of a worldwide renowned music camp. In winter, snowmobilers can ride over 200 miles of forest trails. Signs for the “Dude Ranch Trail” hearken back to the days after World War II, when the old logging camps found new life as Dude Ranches. The Rodeo is still going strong after more than 60 years and several stables along Route 9N still offer horseback riding.
A special thanks to Bob English & Luzerne Productions for this amazing video about our community! Click here to visit Luzerne Productions’ website to learn more about the services they offer.
For more information about the Town of Lake Luzerne, visit the Lake Luzerne Chamber of Commerce’s website.
TOWN OF LAKE LUZERNE
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE
TO TRUCK OPERATORS
PURSUANT TO SECTION 1660-SUBDIVISION (a) 11 OF THE NEW YORK STATE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW, AND EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL TOWN ROADS SHALL BE POSTED TO EXCLUDE ANY VEHICLE WITH A GROSS WEIGHT OF SIX (6) OR MORE TONS. SUCH EXCLUSION SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SIGNS ARE REMOVED BY THE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT. ANY VIOLATION OF THIS ORDER SHALL BE SUBJECT TO PUNISHMENT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 1800 OF THE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF LAKE LUZERNE
FEBRUARY 26, 2022
LAKE LUZERNE’S ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT AVAILABLE | Click here to view Lake Luzerne’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2021.
LAKE LUZERNE ASSOCIATION’S MILFOIL NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE | Click here to view the Lake Luzerne Association’s Milfoil Newsletter.
LAKE LUZERNE’S 2021 AQUATIC VEGETATION REPORT AVAILABLE | Click here to view the report on Lake Luzerne’s Aquatic Vegetation.
2022 RABIES SCHEDULE | Click here to visit the Town of Lake Luzerne’s “Animal Control” web-page for the full details of Warren County Public Health’s 2022 Rabies Schedule. This schedule is also available for viewing on the “Town Clerk” web-page of the Town of Lake Luzerne’s website.
NEW JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOWN OF LAKE LUZERNE | The Town of Lake Luzerne is taking applications for several job openings: a part-time Deputy Zoning Officer, a part-time Constable, a part-time cleaner for Town Hall, a part-time Zoom Coordinator, and in the Buildings & Grounds Department. Please apply within at Lake Luzerne Town Hall. For the full page of listings, please click here.
LIMITED AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS AVAILABLE | The Town of Lake Luzerne has a LIMITED number of at-home COVID-19 tests available. These can be found at the Town Clerk’s office.
HHHN MOBILE HEALTH UNIT AVAILABLE IN LAKE LUZERNE | Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health Unit will begin seeing patients in Lake Luzerne, NY and the surrounding communities. The Mobile Health Center will be parked at Lake Luzerne Town Hall (539 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY) on alternate Thursdays beginning on Thursday, December 2nd. Appointment types include primary care visits for adults and children, with women’s health services, chronic disease management, same-day sick visits, and preventative health screenings. Individuals must become a patient of Hudson Headwaters Health Network to make an appointment at Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health. Community members may establish as a patient and/or make appointments by calling (518) 623-0871 or by visiting www.hhhn.org/mobilehealth. For the full press release, click here.
STREET LIGHTS | In an effort to keep all street lights working, we are asking that if you see a light that is not on, please get the numbers off the pole and call the Town Hall with the numbers and location, so a repair request can be made to National Grid. The number to call is (518) 696-2711, ext 2.
Preserving Our Lake, Our Watershed, & Our Property Values
In the continuing battle against milfoil and invasive species, Councilman Dan Waterhouse joined volunteers from the Lake Luzerne Association this week to examine milfoil and its remedies. In addressing the invasive species growth in our lake, Waterhouse notes, “The Lake Luzerne Town Board is committed to a healthy lake; working in coordination with the Lake Luzerne Association, New York State’s Environmental Conservation Department, the APA and the entire local community, we can indeed make our lake the healthy lake it can be through sustainable solutions!”
Proper lake water management is key, working constructively with all shareholders in the Town of Lake Luzerne…residents, boaters, visitors, business owners and those who fish the lake. Together, we are building on the progress made over the past decade to improve water quality throughout the watershed. During the 2021 summer season, the Lake Luzerne Association conducted it’s annual C-SLAP Water Collection, promotion of the boat washing facility at each public beach, and a comprehensive plant study is now underway to identify the biological plant life found in our lake. While our watershed is generally recognized as healthy, we all need to be vigilant in protecting our waters from foreign invasives and be aware of measures necessary to keep our lake free from disease.
Copy provided by Howard Schaffer.
ZONING ENFORCEMENT, KAREN PUTNEY | Effective July 1, 2021 Zoning Office hours will be Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Call 518-696-2711, EXT 4 and leave a message, or email Karen at [email protected]
Lake Luzerne’s 2021 Assessment Statistics
- Lake Luzerne has 2,995 parcels with a taxable town value of $428,770,872
- 2021 Level of Assessment: 95%
The current Assessment Roll may be inspected at the Assessor’s Office in the Town Center at 539 Lake Avenue, or on the Warren County website at www.warrencountyny.gov/rp/rolls.