NY Route 8: Southern Adirondack Trail: Chestertown
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US 9 in the Village of Chestertown

Chestertown is a village, in the town of Chester, in northern Warren County. There are a lot of lakes nearby: Friends, Loon, Brant Lake plus the Hudson and the Schroon River. The town has two public beaches and boat launches. Also, at the crossing of NY 8 over the Hudson River in the hamlet of Riparius, there is the rebuilt railroad station complex that serves the Upper Hudson RR, as well as a nice park along the river by the rebuilt bridge. Loon Lake town beach is quite nice. There are a lot of small hotels and cabin places, as well as restaurants to serve any tastes. The village center is quite nice and reminds me of New England a bit. To the east of the Northway is the Town of Horicon, which is even smaller and has lots of small venues along the Schroon River like campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. East of Horicon and the river is Brant Lake, which is a long, skinny lake along the NY Route 5.


Chstertown is one of the oldest towns in the Adirondacks, incorporated in 1799. Like a lot of upstate NY towns, it was settled by land hungry New Englanders looking for streams to establish mills and harvest timber. At the turn of the 20th century, with increased wealth and improved rail service, it became a popular tourist destination. But it is not all tourist based, it still has some local industries like a large gravel quarrry and lumber mill.

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Participating Establishments
Warren County 12817 Zip 518 Area Code

Tin Teepee Family Campground Tin Teepee Family Campground 144 Bean Rd Brant Lake, NY 12815 | Phone: (518) 494-5555
The Tin Teepee Family Campground is located on a 125 acre privately owned piece of land in the beautiful Adirondack Park of Upstate New York. We have a 40 acre pond, miles of hiking trails to explore and great ATV trails.We are also pet friendly.
Tin Teepee Family Campground has 75 large full hook up camp sites which include 50 amp electric service, septic, water, and cable. There is also have a heated cabin for rent. We have special theme weekends planned throughout the season and plenty of onsite activities throughout the week for the entire family. Swim in our big beautiful outdoor pool, join us for movie night or borrow one of our board games for a relaxing family night by the fire.

Village Auto Repair of Chestertown Village Auto Repair 6249 US 9, 1 mile south of the junction of NY 8
Chestertown, New York, 12817
NYS Inspections, Service & Repairs for cars, small trucks & motocycles
Great local auto repair repair
Phone: 518-494-4528 | Email Us