Hiking and Climbing

40 miles of private mountain and lakeside trails (for our guests use only) connecting to New York State trails to Mount Marcy in the west and Dix and Macomb in the east.

Sunrise Mountain, Clear Pond Mountain, Lightening Hill and Grandpa Pete's are all entirely within the preserve and off limits to those who are not guests, as is access to Boreas Mountain.

Opportunities for the novice, moderate and advanced hikers are available within the preserve.

“Set amid more than 12,000 acres in a 'spectacular' 'Adirondack location', this 'lovely, low-key' lakeside resort (circa 1904) offers charming 'individual cabins' as well as rooms in its main lodge; it's 'great for quiet boating and hiking', as well as fishing, swimming and canoeing surrounded by beautiful mountains; guests have speedboat-free Elk Lake and Clear Pond entirely to themselves and can enjoy 45 miles of pristine trails; the room rate includes three meals and it's an easy five-hour drive from New York or Boston, so most find it's a great 'family or romantic' getaway; N.B. it's open May-October.”
- Zagat Survey
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ELK LAKE LODGE, Inc.
1106 Elk Lake Road, North Hudson, NY 12855
518-532-7616