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

Photo of Mark Leroux in front of a Cranberry Lake fire truck

Get to Know: Mark Leroux

By Wild Harmony Mark LerouxChief of EMS for the CL Fire Dept / EMTCommissioner for the CL Fire DistrictAssistant Director of the Food Pantry in Star Lake that serves Clifton Fine region What brought you to Cranberry Lake? When? When you first came, did you think you’d end up staying here? I have lived here

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