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Paradox Brewery unveiled its design plans for its second location in the Adirondack Park late last week.

The Schroon Lake brewery is planning to invest $5.2 million and create 22 new jobs in North Hudson as part of the "Gateway to the Adirondacks" Exit 29 proposal.

The new location is scheduled to open in early 2019.

Paradox currently operates a tasting room in Schroon Lake and Empire State Development has offered up to $200,000 in performance-based incentives, including a grant and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits.

President and Founder of Paradox Brewery Paul Mrocka said, “Paradox Brewery has been looking for land to expand operations and we believe this opportunity in North Hudson is the perfect fit. With the support of the Governor and Empire State Development, we can bring the excitement of craft brewing to another Essex County community. This new location, at the foot of a trail head, fits well with our Adirondack theme. The mountain views are an ideal complement as our visitors experience Pure Adirondack Craft Beer.”

Earlier this month, the Adirondack Park Agency approved the site plan for a new campground, equestrian and two day use areas to transform the former Frontier Town site.

The site will connect to an existing trail network along state Route 9 and part of the Schroon Lake-North Hudson Snowmobile trail network. The trails will also connect to the Hammond Pond Wild Forest to the east, the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest on the west, and the Palmer Pond Bridge connection on the west, leading to publicly owned lands, including the Boreas Ponds and Essex Chain Lakes Complex. 

Site work is expected to begin in February with the all-season day-use area to open in fall 2018, and it is anticipated that the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area will be operational by summer 2019.

— Adam Colver

Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and He can be reached at


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