Come along on a visit to the lakeside hamlet of Downtown in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Find out how the town got its name, and meet some of the quirky characters who live there. Learn how the residents entertain themselves. You might even decide that you'd like to live there yourself. But beware of the winter months, when Downtown sidewalks get rolled up and driving on the icy roads can lead to some unexpected turns.
Written with Frank Leonbruno, who recounts his 42 years of experience as a New York State ranger on Lake George (1941-1983). This book is based on Frank's own reminiscences, conversations with Lake George area natives and campers, and his own research into historical documents. It relates the history of individual islands -- private as well as state-owned -- and addresses important environmental issues such as island erosion..