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Discover The Allure Of 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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old fashioned color image of prospect house blue mountain lake
Prospect Point Cottages
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Discover charming housekeeping cottages and lodge units on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake at Prospect Point Cottages. Enjoy brea... [+More]
a pond with a rustic, covered viewing platform, surrounded by trees and a sloping, green lawn
Adirondack Experience
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake features exhibitions about the Adirondacks in 24 modern galleries and hist... [+More]
Main Lodge porch faces the lake
The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake is an Adirondack Rustic Resort in the Great Camp Tradition. Since 1921, the camp's natural settin... [+More]
Lakeside cottage looking out onto lake
Potter Camp - Lakeside 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, ... [+More]
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 sandwi... [+More]
The Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Adirondack Lakes Center For The Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake, offers classes, workshops, and special events in addition... [+More]
Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery Inc.
Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery was established in 1908 and offers sailboat rentals, water skiing and wakeboarding, boat tours,... [+More]