The communities of Speculator, Lake Pleasant, Piseco, Arietta and Morehouse welcome you to our corner of southern Hamilton County, one of only two counties entirely within the Adirondack State Park. Located at the crossroads of two of 14 Scenic Byways of the Adirondack North Country, Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway and Southern Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, we are a region of spectacular beauty, historic richness and recreational opportunity. From lakeside to mountain peaks, the entire Speculator Region is a year-round paradise for nature lovers, adventurers and recreationalists. With such a variety of scenery, activities, wildlife, and the inspiring change of seasons, where else would anyone want to go?
The history of Speculator Region includes that of resident Gene Tunney, the defending Heavy Weight Boxing Champion in the late 1920’s, who charged the locals fifty cents to see him practice. He donated the proceeds to St. James Catholic Church in Lake Pleasant. The Greek and Colonial Revival Style Hamilton County Courthouse Complex in Lake Pleasant is on the National Register, and has, since 1825, served as courthouse, government offices and jail.
We invite you to enjoy our hometown hospitality, and the natural beauty of our Adirondack landscape and waterways, all of which make our area a choice destination, whatever the occasion may be for your visit. Smiling faces are likely to greet you wherever you go in the Speculator Region.