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Speculator, NY: The "All-Season Vacationland"

For a village with a population of less than 400, Speculator certainly has a great deal to offer all year long which is why residents have dubbed it the "All-Season Vacationland". If you're passionate about the outdoors, you'll find there are plenty of water-based activities available in Speculator, as it is on the shores of Lake Pleasant and just miles from Sacandaga Lake. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are among the most popular things to do for those spending time here. In the fall, the foliage is spectacular, making it the perfect season for a scenic hike.

View of Moffit Beach from a Speculator NY Camground
Photo by nywilds, CC BY 2.0

Snowmobiling is the top activity during winters in Speculator, and Hamilton County features more than 750 miles of groomed trails.

Speculator is home to a quirky department store, a sporting goods store, and other small businesses. There is also a handful of restaurants for you to choose from with cuisine including pizza, burgers, steak, seafood, and baked goods.

Remarkably, Speculator has seen its share of sports legends, considering its size and location in the Adirondacks. Heavyweight boxers Max Schmeling, Gene Tunney, and Max Baer all trained in Speculator during the 1920's and 1930's. The village has also had two of its chefs compete on the Food Network show, Chopped.

Speculator, NY Listings
a multi story rustic house with lights on the exterior near the balcony
Vogel Construction
Speculator, NY
Since 1981, Vogel Construction has been building homes in and around Hamilton County, NY, including Lake Pleasant and Speculator. The expert home builder is a dealer for Harvest Homes, which are custom panelized and manufactured modern houses.
Whiskey Brook Falls
Speculator, NY
See a 5 to 6 feet tall waterfall surrounded by large boulders.
woman in a red kayak on a lake
ADK Outdoor Supply Co.
Speculator, NY
Gear up for an Adirondack water adventure with easy paddling rentals at ADK Outdoor Supply Co. We offer kayaks and paddleboards for use in the Speculator region.
store with shirts and products on display
ADK Outdoor Supply Co.
Speculator, NY
Before your next Adirondack adventure, plan a trip to ADK Outdoor Supply Co. in Speculator, NY. We offer an excellent selection of clothing, shoes & boots, gear, portable snacks, and gadgets that you need for your active ADK outdoor life!
Adirondack Speculator Regional Chamber of Commerce
Speculator, NY
The Adirondack Speculator Regional Chamber of Commerce is helping to foster a healthy economy in the area through outreach, networking, and business services.
Oak Mountain Ski Center
Speculator, NY
Oak Mountain Ski Center is a resort in the Southern Adirondacks, which makes it an easy drive from Albany, Utica, or Lake George. There is something to suit everyone's needs at an affordable rate, such as skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and more.
Speculator Farmers Market
Speculator Farmers Market is located at the Speculator Pavilion in Speculator, NY on Thursdays from 2pm to 5pm from June 24 to September 9, 2021.
The Inn at Speculator
Speculator, NY
Whether it is to join us for a mountain getaway in our unique and comfortable lodging, or calling on us for all your catering and party needs, our staff is here to make your stay a pleasant one. We strive to make your trip to Speculator a sure thing.