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The Station Project

The Sacandaga Station Project consists of the restored Train Station (2002-2004), the design and construction of three clusters of 4-season Cottages (the Village, the Station Area and the Lakefront; 2006-2015), a small Marina, a Pickleball Club with outdoor courts and an Indoor Sport Hall (2021-2022), and preserved open space. The project is located on a 10acre parcel in the hamlet of Sacandaga Park along the Great Sacandaga Lake. The starting point of the project in 2002 was a Station building that was about to collapse for lack of maintenance, a large area of concrete debris left over from the demolition of the former Community Theatre, an overgrown Art Park, legal issues about the lakefront and the Sacandaga Park Beach, neighbors who had infringed on the property from all sides and, most importantly, the absence of a vision to preserve the architecture and venues of the Historic Sacandaga Park cottage community that flourished here from the late 1800's till the 1960's.


In the early 1900's there were many railroads in the Adirondacks. They served the mining and lumbering industries, transported goods and provided access to camps and resorts. The FJ&G railroad served Sacandaga Park and the Northville region


In the 1800's it was a Methodist summer tent community on the banks of the Sacandaga River. When the railroad came to Northville in 1875 it transformed the summer camp into a cottage community, resort and (later) an amusement park.


The Sacandaga Station Cottage Project consists of fifteen 4-season cottages spread over ten wooded acres. All lots share a common boat dock and open space. The National Register listed Station building is at the center of the community.


The tennis courts of the historic Adirondack Inn are now a pickleball club with 5 outdoor courts and an indoor Sport Hall. It is an example of adaptive reuse, a bow to Park history and adds an attractive recreational venue to the community.