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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!

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....
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 hard surface ramp at the campground on Route 74, 2 miles east of the hamlet of Severence....
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,...
Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 523-2445
Directions to Access Points: From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9 in Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue for 4 miles to the trailhead on the right....
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