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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three people with brown dog sitting on a rock overlooking the Adirondacks

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,

Mark Hall with friend at Syracuse basketball game

Get to Know Mark Hall

By Susan Sweeney Smith What brought you to the Clifton Fine region?  My parents moves to Star Lake in the 1950’s for employment and stayed. Dad was an electrician at the J and L Steel iron ore processing facility. My mom was an RN hired prior to the Clifton Fine Hospital’s opening and she served

Star Lake Hospital emergency care artist rendering

Emergency Care, Close to Home

A group of volunteers is stewarding an effort to raise $1,000,000 to transform our emergency services department.  Our Promise To Our CommunityTogether, we will build a new modern Emergency Department Annex (9300 square feet) thatwill provide transformational comprehensive changes to our capacity to provide the highestquality of care to the greater Clifton Fine region.. New

Rodney Smith Jr with mower

Mowing For a Cause

By Susan Sweeney Smith The Cranberry Lake North Shore Hub is pleased to announce Mowing for a Cause, a local fundraising effort by Rodney Smith Jr. to support the community .  Rodney will meet us at the HUB later in April to mow our lawn and help spread the word of his outreach program –

Photo of Matt Hamill with lake behind him.

Get to Know Matthew Hamill

By Wild Harmony Matthew Hamill What brought your family to Cranberry Lake, when and why? I have come to Cranberry Lake virtually every summer of my life. My great grandparents bought our camp in 1920 and we now have sixth-generation family members coming each summer. Do you have any great family stories to share? I

Dimon with rake outside Cranberry Lake Hub

Get to Know the Dimons

By Wild Harmony Ron and Kay Dimon What brought you to Cranberry Lake? When? Tell me some stories… Loyd and Helen Davis ( my grandparents) started in the area in Piercefield in a tent, during the depression, there weren’t any houses. He leased a building at Sevey’s corner, running a gas station. The lease ran

Allen and Marilyn Splete

Get to Know the Spletes

By Wild Harmony Allen and Marilyn Splete What brought you to Cranberry Lake?  Allen – I grew up in Carthage. My Dad was the Director of the Branaugh Memorial Boys Club and ran a summer camp which I was part of for many years. He also was a charter member of the Diana Corporation, a

Bernie Siskavich (left) and another forest ranger holding bear cubs

Get to Know Bernie Siskavich

By Wild Harmony What brought you to Cranberry Lake? When?  New York State Forest Ranger – was working in Region 3 (Southern NY) and this position came open. I’m a north country boy – wanted to get back into the Adirondacks. I was a Ranger School grad so it made sense. We came to Wanakena

Ed Kipp pushing a wheelbarrow.

Get to Know Ed Kipp

By Wild Harmony What brought you to Cranberry Lake? When?  My mother started coming here in 1919 when she was 9. She came to the Narrows in Wanakena with a family that owned the house there. They brought my mother along to be a playmate for their daughter.  Years later in the 1960’s, her brothers

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