Announcing Caroga Reflections: Share your stories!

Caroga Reflections

Caroga Arts seeking community memories for history project

The Caroga Arts Collective is excited to announce Caroga Reflections. This new project will connect with the community and is seeking first-hand accounts of Sherman’s Amusement Park and the former Schine property at MyHil to create a history archive.

Many people growing up in Fulton County and summer visitors have fond memories of the Caroga area and Caroga Arts would like to hear your stories, digitally document memorabilia and will gladly accept donations of memorabilia for development of future displays.

A deep appreciation of all the area has to offer was the impetus for the creation of Caroga Arts and this project aims to celebrate the past as it looks forward to the 10th anniversary of the Caroga Lake Music Festival and the momentous centennial anniversary of the opening of Sherman’s in 2021.

Caroga Arts eagerly looks forward to engaging the community to archive the properties’ history and help shape its vision for the future of these historic sites.

Those interested in participating can contact Caroga Arts via email at or leave a message at 518-832-2041 to schedule a time to speak with a staff-member to record your stories.

Correspondence may also be sent to:
Caroga Arts Collective
P.O. Box 1048
Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Watch CLMF 2012 Reunion

Nine years later, musicians from CLMF 2012 reunite to talk about their fond memories of the inaugural Caroga Lake Music Festival on this week’s The Loon Call. 

Special thanks to Eva Kennedy, Keir GoGwilt, Tom Duboski, and Hilary Glen for sharing their experiences!

Lakeside Classics

We are excited to present to you a series of recorded CLMF performances from our archives! Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks, and enjoy our new selections below.

“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Frankie Valli
Empire Wild (Ken Kubota and Mitch Lyon, cello; Brandon Ilaw, vocal)

BRIDGE: 3 Idylls, H. 67 (III. Allegro con moto)
Aaron Schwartz, Kelly Talim, violins; Spencer Ingersoll, viola; Ken Kubota, cello