Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Blue Mountain Lake, whose sheer beauty is overwhelming, is one of the crown jewels of the Adirondacks. Drink in the stunning landscapes as you drive into the hamlet for a day trip or vacation filled with culture, arts, and outdoor recreation.

View of Blue Mountain Lake from the summit of Blue Mountain by Flickr user Nekenasoa
Photo by Nekenasoa ©2014, Licensed under CC BY 2.0

Blue Mountain Lake draws outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Hikers flock to the easy-access hiking trails with spectacular views, ranging in difficulty from the demanding Blue Mountain to the relatively easy, but spectacular, Castle Rock. Make it a multi-day trip and camp at one of the Blue Mountain Wild Forest lean-tos. Paddlers and fisherman will enjoy exploring coves and deeper parts of the lake.

The hamlet is also home to Adirondack Experience, a museum (called "the best of its kind in the world" by the New York Times) that takes you back in time with exhibits that explore every aspect of Adirondack life, from mining and logging to railroads and recreation. The nearby Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts hosts gallery exhibitions, live entertainment, and workshops throughout the year.

Lodging options in Blue Mountain Lake ranges from island camping to historic cottages filled with rustic charm. It's a wonderful place to tune out the world and turn off electronics for a relaxing getaway.

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Prospect Point Cottages
Prospect Point Cottages
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Charming housekeeping cottages nestled on the shores of Blue Mt. Lake. Breathtaking waterfront views, private 150' sandy beach. Cozy cottages with knotty pine walls, and free use of canoes, rowboats and paddle boats.
Examine the Wildlife around the Museum's Pond
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake features exhibitions about the Adirondacks in 24 modern galleries and historic buildings. You can explore topics ranging from logging to boating as well as enjoy hands-on activities.
Faxon's Blue Mountain Lake Cottages
Faxon's Blue Mountain Lake Cottages
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
2 Seasonal Lakeside cabins and one four season Chalet on Blue Mountain Lake. Stay close to the gorgeous cross country ski trails, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
Lake View Cafe at Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Lake View Cafe at the Adirondack Experience is open during the summer season and offers fresh, homemade salads, artisan sandwiches, and more!
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