Dewey Mountain Needs a New Lodge!

By Dewey Mountain Friends - Saranac Lake Rotary

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, founded in 1980 by the town of Harrietstown, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and countless dedicated volunteers, needs a new base lodge!

Over the years, thousands of kids have developed a life-long love of outdoors sports on Dewey Mountain, including three athletes competing at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia: Annelies Cook, biathlon; Tim Burke, biathlon; and Billy Demong, Nordic combined.

In 2014, more than 100 kids and teenagers are training at Dewey Mountain. But the base lodge area is in need of a huge upgrade. Currently, two rapidly deteriorating buildings can no longer adequately serve the more than 4,000 visitors who use the trails every year.

Dewey Mountain has a wide network of community support: volunteer coaches and trail crews, businesses that donate materials for trail improvement, and individuals who contribute financial support.

  • Over the past five years $40,000 in private dollars have been invested in trails and equipment.
  • Another $30,000 of in-kind contributions have been donated as materials and labor.
  • Community members have contributed another $275,000 in seed money for the new base lodge project.

We are now working with contractors and in-kind donors in hopes of constructing a simple but well-designed and durable lodge in time for the 2014–15 winter season.

The project will improve access to in-town trails, and attract visitors and new participants to affordable, healthy, lifelong activities.

A gift today is an investment in the future. We have raised $275,000 to date and we need $75,000 more to make the project a reality. Thank you!

Note: The Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation serves as Dewey Mountain’s fiscal sponsor.


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