Destination guide

Swapping the Big Apple for the Adirondacks in Lake Pleasant

Tucked away in Hamilton County, Lake Pleasant is a laid-back town that feels worlds away from the buzz of the Big Apple. The town is part of New York’s Adirondack Park, which means that wild mountain scenery is never too far away. Lake Pleasant vacation rentals make it easy to slow down the pace, with beautiful waterfront properties complete with sun decks, private docks, and of course, colorful Adirondack chairs. Whether you want to soak up the summer scene or enjoy a snow dusted winter escape, Lake Pleasant is an enchanting introduction to rural New York.

Things to do

Live the high life on Lake Pleasant

The town’s biggest attraction is the lake itself. From sun-drenched picnics to impromptu paddle races, lazy days on the beach are what vacations in Lake Pleasant are all about. If you want to venture further afield, the Adirondack Experience offers a colorful glimpse at the region's natural and cultural history. The nearby village of Speculator is a great place for lunch, while the boardwalks of the Sacandaga River Community Park river walk will take you on a scenic jaunt through the Adirondack wetlands.


Make a splash or take on the mountains in Lake Pleasant

Outdoor adventures are front of mind in Lake Pleasant, with plenty of opportunities to swim, kayak, and fish. This makes it one of Hamilton County’s most popular summer destinations, loved by locals since the Victorian era. From cozy log cabins to luxe waterfront properties, Lake Pleasant vacation rentals unlock a unique chance to enjoy a local experience. If hiking is your scene, Lake Pleasant serves as a gateway to the mighty Adirondack Mountains. Whether you want to scale Mount Marcy or take on Algonquin Peak, choosing which summit you want to conquer is all part of the fun.


A gilded fall in leafy Lake Pleasant

Summer brings high season in the Adirondacks, and Lake Pleasant is no exception. From street parades and fireworks shows to outdoor music concerts and historic festivals, the summer atmosphere is infectious. Visit in fall and Lake Pleasant explodes in a sea of reds, yellows, and golds. The region also serves up an onslaught of winter activities. From snowmobiling along forest trails to downhill skiing at nearby resorts, Lake Pleasant vacation rentals are the perfect way to enjoy winter in the Adirondacks.

Natural features

Cruising New York’s best Scenic Byways

Located in the heart of Adirondack Park, Lake Pleasant is surrounded by snow-dusted mountains, shimmering lakes, and 1000s of acres of New York State Forest Preserve. Its natural beauty has earned both its state routes “Scenic Byway” status which means you don’t need to throw on your hiking shoes to admire the views. If you’d rather stretch your legs the Adirondacks feature 46 “high peaks” topping 4000 feet. The region is also known for its fantastic fishing, with the chance to reel in smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, rainbow trout, and more.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Pleasant?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 197 vacation rentals near Lake Pleasant. From 103 Houses to 74 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Pleasant for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Pleasant?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Pleasant. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Adirondack Museum: 61 vacation rentals
  • Indian Lake Islands State Park: 170 vacation rentals
  • Buttermilk Falls: 119 vacation rentals
  • Adventure Sports Rafting Company: 166 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area: 67 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Pleasant listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Pleasant?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 103 Houses in Lake Pleasant. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Pleasant include:

  • Cabins: 74 rentals available
  • Cottages: 74 rentals available
  • Chalets: 6 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Pleasant?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Pleasant. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.