As I write this newsletter, Elk Lake is reawakening from a deeply cold and snowy winter. As the heavy rains come and mud rises over the truck hubcaps,... more

Over the last few years the lodge has undergone some major preservation of its over hundred year old building.  The work on the lodge was done by High... more

In March of 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the classification of properties the state acquired from the Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2015,... 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


“This is the quintessental wilderness lodge, the setting is heart stopping, dining has great view of lake, staff very friendly and helpful.”
- Finnegan
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