Frontier Town was born in 1952 as the dream child of Arthur Bensen, an entrepreneur from Staten Island. Until the late 1990s, the park was an exciting destination for generations of families looking for an escape from day-to-day life.
With unique attractions such as Prairie Junction, Pioneer Village, Indian Village, a rodeo arena, and a small railroad, Frontier Town became a warm and welcoming gem in the heart of the Adirondacks. After its closure in 1998, it was mourned by local communities as a loss
to the changing times and was remembered with fondness as a staple of the area.
A new generation of North Country families are now able to enjoy a taste of Frontier Town thanks to Muhammad “Mo” Ahmad, a local businessman intent on renewing this incredible asset and drawing adventurers to the shimmering lakes and wooded trails in the North Hudson area. The Frontier Town Gateway also provides a place for the local community to gather together over the warmth of a hot drink or delicious meal. The A-frame – the largest of its kind in the Northeast – has become a central hub for events and gatherings, and carries a variety
of goods, from wares by local artisans to an assortment of camping gear and supplies. Events at the Frontier Town Gateway range from job fairs to car shows to bonfires with our Schroon Lake area neighbors! Plus, there’s plenty more to come in the future!