Lake George Landmark is Missing

There are so many memorable landmarks throughout Lake George Village that it's hard to say which comes to mind first.  The Great Escape would certainly qualify, as would the Minne Ha Ha or Frankenstein's Wax Museum, as those are the larger, more notable ones that people seem to remember.

But there's another Lake George Village landmark, albeit smaller, it's still instantly recognizable on Beach Road, and most of us have seen it a zillion times, that is, until now.

"Welcome to Lake George Village" Sign, Stolen

Many sources on social media, including a Facebook post we saw from the Lake George Steamboat Company, have reported that the iconic "Welcome to Lake George Village" sign on Beach Road was stolen last week.  Who would do this? And with video cameras seemingly everywhere, how have the police not caught the person yet?


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This is the sign on Beach Road in Lake George that was stolen last week. If you have any information, contact the Warren County Sheriff's at (518) 743-2500. Photo: Google Maps

The Facebook post by the LGSC has a theory about who may have taken it, and here's in part what they wrote on their page:
"Unfortunately (the sign) was stolen at the tail end of last week. Over the past few years a group of people gather with their cars and trucks in the parking lot at the base of the Fort William Henry during the week this time of year. They then proceed to peel out and race up and down Beach Road. Lately though they have started drag racing and stealing cones from our parking lot, trying to Hotwire our gator, and even stealing this beloved sign."

Do You Have Any Info?

If you or someone you know has any information regarding the missing sign or if you recall seeing someone acting suspiciously in the area, contact the Warren County Sheriff's at (518) 743-2500.

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Many of us in the Capital Region have fond childhood memories while visiting our grand Adirondack Mountains. Some remember the early years of Storytown (now known as the Great Escape), some were partial to Water Slide World, while others enjoyed the horses, buggies, and stagecoach bandits at Frontier Town.

Frontier Town, located in Schroon Lake, NY, was started back in 1952 by a man named Arthur Bensen. Bensen designed it to be a theme park for kids and a big playground for adults. For more than 40 years, Frontier Town and its trick riders, bucking broncos, horses and buggies, and stagecoach bandits, was an Adirondack destination.

As other attractions in the Lake George area grew more popular, thinning crowds forced Frontier Town to shut down in 1998, and for 20 years it sat vacant, abandoned, and neglected.

Eventually, New York State would buy the land and redevelop the rotting theme park and
in the fall of 2018, the site was reopened.

The former Frontier Town is now a New York State Park where guests can camp, hike, take trails by horse and bike, and picnic. Certain trails are off-limits for guests, although many are open year-round.

Several of the original Frontier Town signs remain on the property. The entranceway to Frontier Town now stands as a deluxe rest stop with food, souvenirs, and bathrooms and the space can be rented out to host parties.

Most have never viewed the Adirondacks quite like this and we were allowed to publish these oddly beautiful photos high above Frontier Town thanks to Adirondack Drone.

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