Sunday, 01 October, 2023


Returning Considerations

Considering the COVID-19 epidemic in NYS, on May 6 on the Boat Club’s Facebook the following advice was provided to members and all those returning to Cranberry Lake.

The Cranberry Lake Boat Club has provided over a century of service.

If and when you come back to Cranberry Lake there are a few things that are changed as of today’s date and for those of you not in NYS there is a link to Governor Cuomo’s directives at the end of this message.

Here are some of the changes and points to take into consideration:

Please consider a self quarantine for 14 days as an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and reduce the burden on community resources.Come prepared to stay home with food and essential supplies. For example, toilet paper remains scarce on grocery store shelves.

There is no gas station in town and, as you all know, the marina on lake has been closed for years.

The nearest full service grocery stores are in Tupper Lake, Potsdam & Canton. There are convenience stores at Sevey’s, Circle-K in Star Lake (Star Lake Great American closed last fall), Black Waters in Wanakena,

UBs in Oswegatchie and Chuck’s Market in Harrisville. The General Store in Cranberry Lake plans to open Memorial Day Weekend.

DEC/Forest Rangers resources are reduced as many have been deployed down state.

Healthcare – there are only 15 ICU beds in Watertown, 6 in Potsdam and 12 in Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake. There are very limited healthcare resources in the area. Clifton Fine Hospital does not offer inpatient care for Covid 19 (see hospital communication).

Wear masks in public and continue social distancing.

Some restaurants/diners offer takeout service, with call ahead ordering, while others have closed. Stone Manor is open 5 days a week 6a to 2p for takeout with call ahead.

Presently, the Clifton Community Library and DEC Campground is closed. The Library WiFi signal is still available.

The boat launch has opened back up, docks and latrine, but the stewards don’t start until the end of May.

Thank you for your consideration and efforts to maintain a safe and healthy community.

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