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It's Schroon Lake and so much more

It's pretty easy to think of one single waterbody when you hear the words Schroon Lake region. The big lake that bears the region's name is the main attraction for anglers, boaters, and beachgoers, and it makes sense. Schroon Lake's smorgasbord of species includes lake trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, perch, and panfish. They’re all abundant in both size and number! 

Water everywhere

Did you know the Adirondacks is dotted with lakes, rivers, brooks, and ponds? It's no wonder that each spring the region draws serious anglers in search of trout, while bass and pike are the focus later in the season. Whether you’re trudging into a backcountry pond in North Hudson in search of brook trout, wetting a line on the Boreas River in Minerva, or chasing rainbows on Newcomb's Clear Pond, you’ll find plenty of scenery to go with your fishing. The region even has the Hudson River, which offers trout anglers some fine fishing in the upper reaches of the big river before it becomes the big river. 

Both the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Essex County Fish Hatchery supplement the wild trout population with thousands of stocked trout, including some hefty two- and three-year-old fish. If you're looking to make it a multi-day fishing excursion, there are plenty of lodging options and great dining in the region, as well as tackle shops where you can gear up for a day on the water. Our handy guide can get you started, but chances are you'll run into a local or two who will be more than willing to surrender some of that local knowledge. You can hire a local guide to get the inside track on what's biting and where!

Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 29 off of Interstate 87 and follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N, take a left and head toward Minerva. Continue for just...
Hoffman Road (Route 24), Schroon Lake, New York
Easy access along Hoffman Road. Species: Yellow perch.
Horseshoe Pond Road, Schroon Lake, New York
Horseshoe Pond is easy access, not far from the road. Species: Yellow perch, pumpkinseed
28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Paddling Loons, mink, pine marten, otter, moose, beaver, deer, and red fox are just some of the wildlife that you may encounter at the lake. A biking trail follows the shoreline. Size: 342 Acres....
Schroon Lake stays busy in winter too, with all the ice fishing that goes on. Every March there's the annual Fishing Derby, first Saturday of the month. Species: Lake trout, landlocked salmon,...
763 Putts Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Paddling How to get there: From the intersection of Route 9 and 74 near Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue to Putts Pond Road on the right — this is also the...
Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross...
Main St, Schroon Lake, New York
This giant lake has plenty of room for every recreational wish. Amenities and supplies in the town of Schroon Lake, with its stores and marina. There are three boat launches on the western side....
291 Campsite Road, Newcomb, New York
Lake Harris now supports a self-sustaining population of walleye after being experimentally stocked from 2004 until 2008. Also known for its quality panfishing. Species: Northern Pike, yellow perch...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there From exit 28 in Schroon Lake follow I-87 north for one exit to the North Hudson exit #29. From here follow Boreas Road west toward Newcomb. Continue to Route 28N and take a...
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing This imposing lake is tucked away among hardwood hills in the heart of the wilderness. There is a surface ramp at Paradox Lake Public Campground on Route 74, 2 miles east of the hamlet of...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
Found in a remote part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest. It is east and north of Hammond Pond. Species: Northern pike
Alder Meadow Road, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: From Exit 28 on Interstate 87, take Route 9 toward Schroon Lake. In 0.6 mile take a left onto Alder Meadow Road. Follow this for 3.8 miles to the Gull Pond...
This lake is part of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Reachable via Pyramid Road off Route 74 in Paradox. Species: Yellow perch, pumpkinseed.
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half a mile, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Camping Large, well-forested campsites with lots of privacy. This is a key start off point for hiking the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. Choose from interior site camping, which requires a boat for...
Part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, access to this pond is via the Peaked Hill Trail, which reaches the western shore 1 mile from the trailhead. Species: Yellow perch and pumpkinseed Trailhead:...
East Shore Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking How to get there Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and follow Route 9 south toward Schroon Lake. Continue for 0.6 mile and turn onto Alder Meadow Road, follow that to East...
Moose Pond Rd, Newcomb, New York
Nice views of the Santanoni Range and Ermine brook Slide. This lake is on north of the town of Newcomb. Size: 185 acres. Mean depth: 24 feet  Species: lake trout, brook trout Photo courtesy...
Crane Pond Road, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and follow Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over half a mile take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow it for...
Route 28N, Long Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From Newcomb follow Route 28N west toward Long Lake. Continue for 9.5 miles to the access site on the right. Look for a DEC sign. Follow this short gravel road down to...
Route 30, Long Lake, New York
(518) 265-2399
Campgrounds John Dillon Park is a fully accessible campground with nature trails, campsites, and lean-to's, making it easier for anyone to enjoy a true Adirondack wilderness camping experience...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
Part of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest. Species: Northern pike, yellow perch Hammond Pond Trail extends 0.9 mile to the western shore of Hammond Pond. The trail undulates gently with only a 45-foot...
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Paddling Loons, whitetail deer, common mergansers, beavers, snapping turtles, and water snakes have all been spotted. Experience this very peaceful, but close enough to civilization, part of the...
Ensign Pond Road, Moriah, New York
(518) 585-6619
Hiking A pleasant woods walk to the pond, with a trail that follows half of the pond shoreline. Trout Pond Trailhead: On Ensign Pond Road (County Rt. 4) between North Hudson and Moriah. Marked by a...

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