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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!

31 Krissica Way, Schroon Lake, New York
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,...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Challis Pond, located in the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, offers early-season anglers brook trout. Reclaimed in 1992, the Little Tupper Lake Strain of brook trout were then stocked in this 15-acre pond...
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...
Northwoods Club Rd, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From intersection of Route 9 and Hoffman Road in Schroon Lake follow (CR24) Hoffman Road. Continue on CR24 and it eventually turns into Irishtown Road. Take a right onto...
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...
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: 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 for around 0.5 miles...
Blue Ridge Road, North Hudson, New York
Views of the High Peaks dominate the scene from the shore of Boreas Ponds, the 320-acre waterbody for which this region is named. LaBier Flow, Boreas River, LeClaire Brook, Casey Brook, Slide Brook,...
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: 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 for around 0.5 miles...
This lake is part of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Reachable via Pyramid Road off Route 74 in Paradox. Species: Yellow perch, pumpkinseed.
Boreas Rd, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: 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 for 9.5 miles to...
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...
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...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From Exit 29 off of Interstate 87, follow Blue Ridge Road toward North Hudson and take a left onto state Route 9 and follow it north. Continue for 2.5 miles...
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...
Route 8, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: From Schroon Lake get on I-87 and head south to Exit 25 and take a left and head east on Route 8 toward Brant Lake. Continue for just under 4-miles to the state access...
Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
This tributary of the Hudson River gets its start at Cheney Pond in the town of Minerva. Here, you’ll find native brook trout. Farther down the river, however, the state regularly stocks brown...
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...
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, turn left onto Alder Meadow Road. Follow this...
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....
County Highway 2b, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Directions to Access Points: 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 for 15.5 miles to a...
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...
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:...
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Follow an old access road turned into an easy trail to a camping, picnic, and launch area at the pond. The hike is quite easy and all downhill to the pond. The wide trail is colorful in...

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