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.
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.