> Interstate 87: The Adirondack Northway: Chestertown


US 9 in the Village of Chestertown

Chestertown is a village, in the town of Chester, in northern Warren County. There are a lot of lakes nearby: Friends, Loon, Brant Lake plus the Hudson and the Schroon River. The town has two public beaches and boat launches. Also, at the crossing of NY 8 over the Hudson River in the hamlet of Riparius, there is the rebuilt railroad station complex that serves the Upper Hudson RR, as well as a nice park along the river by the rebuilt bridge. Loon Lake town beach is quite nice. There are a lot of small hotels and cabin places, as well as restaurants to serve any tastes. The village center is quite nice and reminds me of New England a bit. To the east of the Northway is the Town of Horicon, which is even smaller and has lots of small venues along the Schroon River like campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. East of Horicon and the river is Brant Lake, which is a long, skinny lake along the NY Route 5.


Chstertown is one of the oldest towns in the Adirondacks, incorporated in 1799. Like a lot of upstate NY towns, it was settled by land hungry New Englanders looking for streams to establish mills and harvest timber. At the turn of the 20th century, with increased wealth and improved rail service, it became a popular tourist destination. But it is not all tourist based, it still has some local industries like a large gravel quarrry and lumber mill.

Hudson River at Riparius from NY 8
Hudson River at Riparius from NY 8

Useful Links
      Town of Chester
      Warren County Tourism Dept.
      North Warren County Chamber of Commerce

Participating Establishments
Warren County 12817 Zip 518 Area Code

Natural Stone Bridge & Caves Natural Stone Bridge & Caves 535 Stone Bridge Road, Pottersville, NY
This is the west end of the road that makes
the northbound half of Pottersville's I-87 Exit 26
Explore the caves, includes rock climbing walls, museum, gift shop, playground, picnic areas, Frisbee Challenge disc golf, mining, dino dig
Fun for all ages. Tours and buses welcome.
Phone: 518-494-2283

Pottersville Garage AAA Towing Auto Repair

Adirondack Towing & Auto Repair: Pottersville Garage

7920 US 9, Off of Exit 26 in Pottersville, NY 12860
24 Hour AAA Towing and Recovery, cars and small trucks on or off the Northway
Great local auto repair repair
Phone: 518-494-3631 | Our Facebook Page

Tin Teepee Family Campground Tin Teepee Family Campground 144 Bean Rd Brant Lake, NY 12815 | Phone: (518) 494-5555
The Tin Teepee Family Campground is located on a 125 acre privately owned piece of land in the beautiful Adirondack Park of Upstate New York. We have a 40 acre pond, miles of hiking trails to explore and great ATV trails.We are also pet friendly.
Tin Teepee Family Campground has 75 large full hook up camp sites which include 50 amp electric service, septic, water, and cable. There is also have a heated cabin for rent. We have special theme weekends planned throughout the season and plenty of onsite activities throughout the week for the entire family. Swim in our big beautiful outdoor pool, join us for movie night or borrow one of our board games for a relaxing family night by the fire.

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