Town of
Lake Pleasant
Municipal Center 2019-06/10
Lake Pleasant Municipal Center
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The Town of Lake Pleasant is surrounded by vast sections of the six-million-acre Adirondack Forest Preserve: the Silver Lake Wilderness Area, the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area, the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, and the Jessup River Wild Forest. Many public recreational opportunities exist within the Jessup River Wild Forest and adjacent lands owned by Lyme Timber. Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are the “crown jewels” of the many lakes within the town.

  The Village of Speculator is the economic and social center of the town with many dining, lodging, and shopping facilities. Incorporated in 1925, the village is a center for activities such as downhill skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, and much more. Speculator gained world-wide notoriety shortly after World War I, when it became the preferred training site for such heavy-weight boxing champions as Gene Tunney, Max Baer, and Max Schmelling.

  For those interested in the history and environment of the area, Speculator boasts an interpretive river walk called Sacandaga River Community Park. This handicapped-accessible pathway is visited and enjoyed by thousands of people each year; it consists of boardwalks and trails starting at the ball field and winding through an Adirondack wetland.

  The Town of Lake Pleasant and Village of Speculator welcome you to our website.  We hope you will find it a useful resource throughout the year. 

Mechanic Wanted
January 27, 2020
Info for out-of-state homeowners
November 12, 2019

Here is additional information for applying for aid related to the Halloween storm. This is for homeowners that either have an out-of-state area code phone number, or who are actually out of state.

Go to

Click on “Emergency and Disaster” (last icon on second row of topics). Click on October 31 FLOOD HELP Intake Form. This takes you to the form, as well as provides 1-844-342-5211. There are other topics on this site as well.

Ambulance/Fire Truck Access
August 20, 2019

Code Enforcement Officer Bob Benkovich stresses the importance of easily seen house numbers and driveways ambulances and fire trucks can navigate. House numbers should be visible from the road, 4 inches tall and reflective. International Fire Code Section 511 requires driveways leading to detached one- and two-family dwellings having received local site plan approval after Jan. 1, 2011 be a minimum unobstructed width of 12 feet and a minimum unobstructed height of 13 feet 6 inches. Dead-end driveways longer than 500 feet are supposed to have a turnaround suitable for fire trucks, and if less than 20 feet wide must have turnouts of 50 feet long and 20 feet wide at least every 500 feet.