Lake Clear Lodge Blog
Check out the latest at the Lodge and in the area. Featuring local adventures, history, stories, and more.
Why was Our Area an Adirondack Stagecoach Center?
In 1886, the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat began as a stagecoach inn, livery, post office, and trading post. Built by the Otis family, when Lake Clear was known as Otisville, our area became America’s first prominent nature-based tourist destination.
Top 5 Fall Foliage Paddles (2019)
This week we asked Bob what his top five fall foliage paddles would be, and he delivered! If you're visiting the Adirondacks for Fall Foliage season and love paddling, you definitely need to check these out.
Paddling Upper St. Regis Lake
The Adirondacks are steeped in history. And the best place to visualize historic “great camps” is right close by on Upper St Regis Lake.
Hiking Ampersand Mountain
The Ampersand Mountain trail, at only 2.8 miles one way, is a shorter climb than St. Regis (see previous blog post) and it starts out with a long, fairly level teaser of a walk.
Walks North of the Lodge
Sometimes you just want to go for a nice walk in the woods - not a commando assault on Mt. Huge. Here are a few suggestions for a pleasant stroll close to the Lodge! Of course, there is the old railroad bed and onsite trails, too.
Visit the Adirondacks for Outdoor Recreation…and Food!(?)
When thinking of our area, we often recognize first New York State’s only wilderness canoe region, 18,000 acres with four seasons of outdoor fun. This incredible paddling with a unique portage experience, back-country skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, and biking are just a taste of the seasons of fun.
Want to hike the Adirondacks with your family but don't know what mountains might be kid-friendly? Bob does, and here are his top three! Great for family picnics, scenic views, or a fun day in nature.
Cooking & Recipes
Adirondack Fish Rosti - Signature Recipe & Video
It's Spring here in the Adirondacks, which means it's fishing season! We have one group of guys that just checked in who have been coming for over 26 years, and while they probably won't give you their secret fishing spots, I'm happy to provide you a recipe for when you have good fish!
Paddling Lake Clear
Sometimes you don't have to go far for an amazing paddling trip. Right outside your cabin, Lake Clear offers a quiet area to paddle with plenty to explore.
Our Region: The Great Adirondack Connector
The Adirondacks are rich in history, and have become known as the "Great Connector," but what exactly does that mean?