Serving Cranberry Lake, Wanakena, Star Lake, and Your Neck of the Woods

Events and Listings

Events and Listings

We know you're up to something! Here's a calendar of events you don't want to miss. Serving Cranberry Lake, Wanakena, Star Lake, and your neck of the woods.

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Community Voices

Community Voices

Been on a good hike? Did you tube some sweet waves or have a great dinner? Submit a blog post about it! Writers, artists, and photographers of all ages are welcome.

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Programs and Services

Programs and Services

From gift shops and boat repairs to car shops and craftspeople, the region is loaded everything you need. See what's available and add to the list!

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Welcome to the Cranberry B[l]og!

We designed this site as a resource for Cranberry Lake, Wanakena, Star Lake, and your neck of the woods. From year-round residents to summer home ownersand those stopping by to camp, snowmobile, or just enjoy the natural beauty of the area, these pages are for you. Here, you will find listings for local business, organizations,

Loons Take Center Stage

By all accounts, the annual Cranberry Lake Art Show was a fantastic success. Artists from around the region exhibited and sold their work, while the silent auction offered everything from pack baskets and original paintings to handwoven wool socks and much more. Of course, the highlight of the event was auction, which this year, featured

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Sun and Fun at the Annual Poker Paddle

By a Lucia Plumley VerSteeg Saturday, July 23 was the day of the 16th Annual Cranberry Lake Boat Club’s Poker Paddle on the river in Wanakena, and it was a perfect day for this event! Although I no longer paddle my kayak, I do enjoy welcoming the paddlers back to shore and participating in the

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Help Clean the Hub

By Susan Sweeney Smith Here’s your chance to volunteer for your community! On Sunday, July 10, volunteers will come together at the Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub to complete an essential interior cleaning of the former chapel area. We will start work at 9:00 a.m. and work no later than 4:00 p.m. A few hours

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Climate Solutions at the Wild Center

By Amy Jerome The Wild Center located in Tupper Lake made a strong case for human involvement in their mission towards coexistence with nature, as they unveiled their new exhibit on climate solutions. I attended the event with my parents and we were welcomed at the door by Robin Ellis who checked our names off

July 4th in Wanakena

By all accounts, Wanakena saw its biggest July 4th celebration this year with a parade that celebrated everything from the area’s first responders to Smoky the Bear and Sasquatch. Of course, it was the annual duck race—a fan favorite of locals and visitors alike—that drew hundreds to the shores this little section of the Oswegatchie.

Wandering Through the Wild Center

A late August day brought a long overdue trip to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Much of the time was spent enjoying the Wild Walk and the indoor attractions, it was what we saw outdoors that captured our attention and clearly sparked the imaginations of the children playing in and around the installments. On

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Paddles Up for Cranberry Lake Art Show

Few things bring greater joy these days than seeing signs that our world is getting back to normal. For over a year, our festivals, events, and gatherings were put on hold as the nation and the world responded to a global pandemic. Closer to home, we stayed physically distant from our friends, neighbors, and community—and

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Summer Concerts Swing into August

After a yearlong hiatus, the Clifton-Fine summer concert series is back this year in Wanakena. Driven entirely by donations from the community, the 2021 season has brought us everything from blues to indy rock and the lively sounds of Useless Cans, a self-described “gypsy/folk/swing band” out of Albany, NY. The concerts typically start around 7:00

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Calling all writers, bloggers, and Instagrammers!

  This website is about community. Sometimes, that community happens in the physical world, where we gather to picnic, listen to a concert, or just laugh and share a meal with our family and friends. Other times, that community is online and digital. That’s where the Cranberry B[l]og comes in! We hope you use this