Here is the history of our lake.
Lake Sagamore is in good health. Yet because of its small size and “softness,” it is relatively vulnerable. Two main factors protect our fragile lake: first, the care taken by residents to minimize human impact; and second, the fact that the lake watershed — an area of some 12 square miles extending beyond the Taconic Parkway — is almost entirely covered with healthy forest. (Also, see Handbook, Part II, Section C.) The ecology of the Lake in recent years has been fairly good. Water quality has remained within the healthy limits for a lake such as ours, allowing the food