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...

2nd Annual Pumpkin Heaves & Autumn Leaves Festival

9 am - 3 pm on October 17, 2015 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.

Join us! on the fun or come and watch! Prizes will be awarded for:
1. Distance
2. Accuracy
3. Best Design
4. Best Team Costume Theme.

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

    NEW!-FUN RUN: Registration 9 am. Run Starts at 9:30.
    Pumpkin Heaves Set-up: 11 am
    Food Concession Opens: 11 am Be sure to try the Kate Mountain Burger!
    Bounce House, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Music: 11:00 am (pumpkins/paint provided)
    Contestant Practice Throws: 11:30-12 pm
    Pumpkin Heaves 1st Round: 12 pm Pumpkin Heaves 2nd Round: 1 pm
    NEW!-Pumpkin Pie Recipe Contest Tasting and Judging: 2pm (Enter your pie for $5)
    Pumpkin Carving Judging: 2 pm (bring your own carved pumpkin)
    Awards Ceremony: 2 pm
    Admission Includes: ALL activities for the day $5 Adults · $3 kids 3-12 · under 3 free

Future is Now: 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”.

Excavator Public Notice

Request For Sealed Bids

The Town of Franklin is seeking Sealed Bids for the purchase of a 2015 or newer 18,000lb-20,000lb Excavator. The Town of Franklin will be trading in a 1999 John Deere Excavator as part of this purchase. Sealed bids must be received by Ocotber 14, 2015 at 2pm. No emailed or faxed bids will be accepted. Specifications can be obtained at or by calling the Town Clerk at 518.891.2189. Documents can be picked up at the Franklin Town Hall, 7 Cold Brook Rd, Vermontville M-Th 9am-2pm.

Sealed bids should be sent to:

Lauren LeFebvre, Town Clerk
Town of Franklin
PO Box 209
Vermontville, NY 12989

Questions should be directed to Jacques DeMars, Highway Superintendent 518.891.1578. The Town of Franklin Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

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