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I drive by this lake all the time and I always crack up when I see the ducks and swans "bottoms up" looking for fish! It just makes me giggle! Hopefully you can see a few on your visit and laugh a little too! I may even kayak by while you are caching in the summer months.
This is located at the old firehouse. It is now the community arts center. Beware of muggles when art shows and activities are going on at the center.
Small container able to hold small trade items. Also contains a travel bug.
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A little history about the lake:
This is a man-made lake.
Max. length 1.9 mi (3.1 km)
Max. width 1,300 ft (400 m)
Surface area 200 acres (81 ha)
Water volume 2,790 acre·ft
In the late 19th century, Putnam County's lakes had become one of many places where city residents went on hot summer weekends. Brothers Warren and Arthur Smadbeck were developers who decided to create more. They bought failing farms in the area in 1928 and built the dam to create the lake. Around it they built small bungalows and cottages meant to be weekend or summer homes for middle-income families, selling them in lavish ads in the New York Daily Mirror. This continued through the 1940s. Eventually, 5,400 homes were built in the three square miles (8 km²) around the lake, accounting for on-third of the town's housing stock.
In the years after the war, as automobile access to the region from the city increased with the opening of first the Taconic State Parkway and then Interstate 684, Lake Carmel became one of the earliest exurbs, home to more and more people year-round. The original cottages were expanded and winterized for this purpose.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum