Adirondack Town Of Franklin
Adirondack Town Of Franklin

Welcome to the Town Franklin

Town Franklin, founded in 1836, is located in the Southern end of Franklin County. It has been called a scenic oasis in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains located in upstate New York. When traveling through the Town of Franklin there is so much to see and visit.

In a picturesque setting, one mile out of the hamlet of Onchiota and 14 miles from Saranac Lake is a museum devoted to Iroquois history and culture. This is the Six Nations indian Museum. The Town of Franklin offers many seasonal activities and events. Many trails to hike on, lake and streams to canoe on and the New York State owned Buck Pond for camping pleasures.

In the winter, The Town of Franklin offers a whole new experience and beauty. There is Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing through pristine wilderness, snowmobiling on the Corridor Number 7 as well as back country trails, skating at Kate Mountain Park and the list goes on.

4th Annual Pumpkin Heaves & Autumn Leaves Festival

9 am - 3 pm on October 14, 2017 at Kate Mountain Park on Route 3 in Vermontville


What is a Trebuchet?

A machine used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles.

What is a Catapult?

A device in which accumulated tension is suddenly released to hurl an object some distance, in particular.


Good for carving, making pies, baking seeds and a flurry of other fall favorites. But a catapulting pumpkin competition? Now that’s an unusual use for this orange gourd-like squash! You’ve seen them on television , in movies and online. Now is your chance for your club, business, school or a team of your own to experience it in real life. It’s your turn to show your stuff. Build your own catapult or trebuchet and come on over!

Prizes will be awarded for distance in each category.

Junior, Heavyweight, Unlimited.

$5 Contest Entry Fee (includes Captain’s Admission, other team members pay regular admission)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* (times approximate and subject to change)

    Pumpkin Heaves set-up and Team Registration: 10:30 am
    Food Concession Opens: 11:00 am - Be sure to try the Kate Mountain Burger!
    Pony Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Music: 11:00 am (pumpkins/paint provided)
    Music All Day: by MX Productions DJ Service
    Contestant Practice Throws: 11:00 am
    Pumpkin Heaves Round 1: 11:30 am
    Pumpkin Heaves Round 2: 12:30 am
    Pumpkin Heaves Round 3: 1:30 pm
    Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off: 2:00pm (Turn in 1:30pm)
    Pumpkin Carving Judging: 2:00 pm (bring your own carved pumpkin)
    Awards Ceremony for ALL Contests: 2:00 pm
    Admission: $5 Adults, $3 kids 3-11, under 3 free

The Future is Now! People's Committee to Build a Town of Franklin Community Center

The mission of The Future is Now is to raise funds for the construction of a Community Center at the Town of Franklin's Kate Mountain Park in Vermontville. The park consists of 28 beautiful acres with hiking trails, a pavilion, basketball court and two softball fields. As the Town grows, so do the needs of the residents. A Community Center will be a welcome addition to the Town. The possibilities for the use of the building are endless … after school programs, club meetings, parties, community suppers, game nights, how-to classes, locker rooms for sporting events, etc. Everyone, regardless of experience, is very, very welcome to join the committee. The need for a Community Center has been talked about for years but we say "The Future is Now".

Town of Franklin
P.O. Box 209, Route 3, Vermontville, NY 12989  ·  Tel: 518-891-2189  ·  Fax: 518-891-6389  ·
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