Schroon Lake, NY, USA (Lake)

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Schroon Lake, NY, USA (Lake)

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Get your adventure on in Schroon Lake

A gem unlike any other, Schroon Lake is a sparkling treasure in the Adirondacks. The scenic area offers unforgettable sceneryÑthink brilliant waters, distant mountain views, and lush foliage. Booking a Schroon Lake vacation rental puts you in prime position to enjoy all of these captivating natural wonders. It's also a traveler's paradise, with enough activities to pack a week (or more) with fun and adventure. People come here to indulge their inner daredevils, satisfy their thirst for arts and culture, and delve deep into history.

Seeing stars in Schroon Lake

Schroon Lake is the place to visit if you're an outdoor enthusiast. Go paddling, water skiing, or whitewater rafting, or stick to land and enjoy a hike along 5-mile Bear Pond Loop. There's an old-world quality about the area's shopping sceneÑyou'll find boutiques reminiscent of bygone eras, and fantastic little breweries and bistros to grab a bite after you've shopped your heart out. If you can't resist the beauty of the area, grab a tent and set up camp beneath the stars. You can even enjoy musicals and live stage plays right along the water.

The wonders of watercolor await in Schroon Lake

A visit to the Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society will educate you about everything you need to know. When you leave your Schroon Lake vacation rental, you'll be an area expert! Half an hour south is The Sembrich Opera Museum and Music Venue, which boasts an impressive collection of costumes. If you're an arts lover, a visit to the Minerva Historical Society, set within an ancient Methodist church, will fascinate you with its exquisite watercolors. Experiment with full-bodied vintages at nearby wineries before you head back to your rentalÑdon't forget to snag a bottle for a cozy evening in!

Staying cool in Schroon Lake

If you enjoy cold temperatures and thickly packed snow, booking a Schroon Lake vacation rental in the winter is a must. Numbers dip down to the upper 20s in January, and it stays brisk until at least April. May sees a swift shift to warmer weather, although the proximity to water means that Schroon Lake never quite gets hot. In fact, the warmest temperature you'll likely experience is something in the low- to mid-80s, usually in the thick of summer. It's a great time to visit if you crave spending time in the great outdoors.

Living the lake life in Schroon Lake

Expect to spend plenty of time with oars on the lake. Even if you aren't kayaking or canoeing, you'll have plenty to do along the shoreline. One major draw is the intriguing wildlife, and you'll spy everything from ducks to muskrats here. Naturally, it's also a great place for avid fisherman to find a catch or 2. For a challenging hike that really tests your strength, a trek up Pharaoh Mountain is a mustÑit's the tallest peak in the area, and offers splendid views of the vast fields and countryside below.