For the last few years, we have instituted a tea service in the living room from 1 pm to 5 pm, after which we move into hors d'oeuvre mode before... more

Some of the best birding in the country is in the Adirondacks and especially in the vast wilderness which the Elk Lake preserve is central... more

by Jillian Liner

One of the many impressive aspects of Elk Lake are the birds and surrounding forest habitat. The notable habitat and rare... more

Elk Lake Lodge hosted its first birding workshop in 1987 which was organized by National Audubon's chief scientist, Susan Drennan, and a team of... more

When Elk Pond House advertised lodging in 1875 meals were a scant affair provisioned by canned foods and an occasional fish caught in the lake.... more

It was another great June weekend of fishing on Elk Lake's Branch River, according to Vinny McClelland of the The Mountaineer, who organizes the camps... more

Having lived and worked at Elk Lake since 2000, I've been fortunate enough not only to hike all forty miles of hiking trails, but to have spent many... more

The Elk Lake Preserve represents one of the few remaining areas in New York State that sustains a robust wild Brook Trout population. Brook Trout are... more

Since 2004 my staff and I have been given the privilege of conducting research at the Elk Lake Preserve. The forested mountains that surround Elk Lake... more

Elk Lake is noted for its dedicated and gracious staff. This year Linda Walters, our top chef for over 10 years, has retired. She inspired us all to... more


“This wilderness resort should be on everyone's bucket list.”
- Annie Stoltie, Adirondack Life Magazine
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