Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake Shoreline

Big Tupper Lake is a perfect specimen of the natural lakes found in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. The 3,850-acre lake formed from a glacial hollow along the course of the Raquette River, with more water contributions from…

Chateaugay Lakes

Lower Chateaugay Lake Shoreline

Sprawling across nearly 3,200 acres near the Canadian border, the Chateaugay Lakes are held dear in the hearts of many northern New Yorkers. Located entirely within the Adirondack Park borders, Upper Chateaugay Lake and Lower Chateaugay Lake are connected by…

Lakes of Pigeon Lake Wilderness

Little-known and seldom publicized, the many lakes in the Pigeon Lake Wildernes provide an opportunity for solitude and pleasant outdoor exercise for the public. Located in the central region of Adirondacks Park in Hamilton and Herkimer counties, the 50,000-acre roadless…

Cranberry Lake

Panoramic View of Cranberry Lake from Bear Mountain

The best of the Adirondacks is on full display at Cranberry Lake. Located near the edge of six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Cranberry Lake is one of the least developed lakes in the region. Although the Adirondacks are known as a resort…

Essex Chain of Lakes

Lake Blues-Newcomb

After long months of anticipation and hours of negotiation, the newly-acquired Essex Chain of Lakes opened in New York’s Adirondacks region. An 11,600-acre tract of former Finch, Pruyn and Co. land used for timber harvesting was opened October 1, 2013…

Sacandaga Lake & Lake Pleasant

Moffitt Beach Views

Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant are the crown jewels of Hamilton County, anchor community of central Adirondack Park. The community of Lake Pleasant occupies the strip of land between the two lakes, and becomes ‘outdoor central’ each summer when park…

Sylvia Lake

Loons Make Their Homes on Sylvia Lake

Tucked neatly away on the border between New York’s Adirondack and Thousand Islands regions, Sylvia Lake is the perfect Northern New York location for the annual family vacation. Like ‘Up North’ cottage lakes across the American East and Midwest, Sylvia…

Peck’s Lake

Scenic Peck Lake

Peck’s Lake is tucked away at the southern edge of New York’s renowned Adirondack Park. This 1,370-acre reservoir has been providing recreation for well over a century. Archeological finds in the area show evidence of human habitation long before European…

Raquette Lake

Vintage Postcard of Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake lies in the center of Adirondacks Park – a natural, unspoiled gem that draws nature enthusiasts from around the world. Raquette Lake (sometimes spelled Racquette Lake) is the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks, with nearly a hundred…

Oxbow Lake

Oxbow Lake looking toward Oxbow Mountain

A perfect view over a perfect lake: that describes beautiful little Oxbow Lake in the Adirondack region of New York. Other lakes may be bigger than Oxbow’s estimated 140 acres, but few are more picturesque and none are cleaner. Spring-fed…

Mirror Lake NY

Scenic View of Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is located in the High Peaks area of New York’s Adirondacks, just south of the more famous Lake Placid. The Village of Lake Placid surrounds Mirror Lake, with the famed Lake Placid Olympic Center Complex a short distance…

Blue Mountain Lake NY

Blue Mountain Lake Serenity

Most repeat visitors to the Adirondack Region will eventually make a visit to Blue Mountain Lake. One of the premier vacation destinations in the six million acre Adirondack Park, the Blue Lake region has attracted visitors since the 1800s. The…

Canada Lake

Set on the southern tip of the Adirondack State Park’s six million acres, Canada Lake presents idyllic beauty with a small town feel. Alone, Canada Lake’s surface area reaches out across 128 acres, though it is connected to both West…

Long Lake NY

Located in the heart of New York State’s majestic Adirondack Mountains, 4,077-acre Long Lake is indeed the longest lake in the area stretching for 14 miles through Hamilton County. Over half of the shoreline has been developed, but much still…

Eagle Lake NY

A quiet lake located in Essex County, New York, Eagle Lake is home to beautiful scenery of the Adirondack area. With its close proximity to many attractions, countless visitors are discovering that this lake is an ideal destination for outdoor…