Lake Pleasant was formed in 1812 from part of the Town of Johnstown before the formation of Hamilton County. Lake Pleasant was a "mother town" of the county and other towns were made, in whole or part, by removing parts of its territory: Morehouse (1835), Arietta (1836), part of Long Lake (1837), part of Hope (1847), part of Wells, (1858), and part of Indian Lake (1861).
In the past, the community of Lake Pleasant was also known as "Sageville" after Hezekiah Sage built a hotel and attempted to rename the community after himself.
Lake Pleasant is a town in Hamilton County, New York, United States. The population was 876 at the 2000 census. It contains the county seat of Hamilton County, which is also called Lake Pleasant.
The Town of Lake Pleasant is within the Adirondack Park and is centrally located in the county. The town is northwest of Schenectady.
Lake Pleasant is considered a tourist hub in Hamilton County. Estimates put the number of summer homes at around three-quarters of the homes in the area. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the unofficial Summer season, the small town is a busy community, with many activities including a parade, fireworks, Summer musical and art show.
LPSA News MAY 20th
In Memory of Elaine Brophy
Our friend and LPSA Board member, Elaine Brophy passed away last summer. Elaine volunteered her time to represent LPSA at the Farmers’ Market each week, helping to raise awareness of the threats of invasive species in our area. We will miss her friendship and her contributions to LPSA.Read More Read ALL
Local News JUL 18th
Speculator shops mark milestones
Charlie Johns Store in Speculator is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. (Photo submitted) SPECULATOR — Charlie Johns Store and Speculator Department Store, two treasured Adirondack shopping mainstays at The Four Corners in Speculator, N...Read More