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Town of Fine

Olympic Byway, in St. Lawrence County

Star Lake, Fine, and Wanakena are in the Town of Fine near the Oswegatchie River.

Near the northwest corner of the Adirondack Park is the Town of Fine, settled by farmers and loggers in the 1840’s, making it one of the first areas settled in the Adirondack Park. Small hamlets such as Oswegatchie, Fine, Star Lake and Wanakena were sites of camps, hotels, and taverns for local lumberjacks. A railroad once ran through taking logs to sawmills, while outdoor guides used the hamlets as base camps when preparing for hunting and fishing trips. Today these same hamlets attract visitors to recreate and relax. Hikers, hunters, paddlers and anglers enjoy sharing the landscape with a wide assortment of birds and wildlife. The hamlet of Star Lake sits on spring-fed Star Lake, an ancient kettle-lake formed by glaciers. Wholesome home cooked meals are served at various restaurants with many offering the added pleasure of lake views. Star Lake has a grocery store, gas station, mini-mart and hardware store for needed supplies. Flat Rock Pond Recreation Area offers a relaxing stop with picnic tables along the Oswegatchie River. An Adirondack Community Information Center is located in the center of the hamlet and offers information on area attractions, recreation resources, town history, and general Adirondack information. It also showcases and sells local artisan’s work.

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