Things To Do

At the Inn
Complimentary use of:

*Kayak (2 person & 1 person)
* Camp Fire Pit with wood
* BAR-BBQ Grill and Picnic table
* Video and Game Library
* Yard Games

Within One Mile

* 2 - Free boat launches at each end of lake
* 6 Tennis & Basketball Courts - free
* Fishing Pier & Docks
* Schroon Lake beach /w lifeguards
* Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Museum
* Power Boats, Canoes & Kayak Rentals
* Pontoon Narrated Boat Rides - Reservations required (518-532-7675)
* Square Dancing in the Park - Weds at 7 pm
* Strand Movie Theater (renovated 1950's theater)
* Seagle Music Colony - live performances
* Weekly Concerts at: Boathouse Theater and Word of Life Inn
* Numerous Hiking and Biking Trails
* Great Fishing - trout, bass, pike, perch & salmon
* Hunting - many species
* The Towne Store -6,000 sf General Store
* Antique and Adirondack Gift Shop
* Restaurants, Taverns & a Coffee House
* Full Service Tops Supermarket
* Stewart's Shoppe and Gas
* Health Center
* Laundromat
* Town Library
* Churches

Outdoor Activities

We have numerous guide books and trail maps on hand for you.

"Forever Wild" Wilderness Parks

The 5 protected areas around Schroon Lake, offer almost unlimited opportunities for Hiking, Biking, Canoing, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing and Hunting.

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Located 2 miles north of village
Hiking, Fishing, Canoing or Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing
45,883 Acres, 62 miles of trails - 39 bodies of water totaling 1,100 acres of water. Includes Pharaoh Lake, Crane, Goose and North Ponds. This is said to be one of the most appealing wilderness areas in the Adirondacks.Pharaoh Mt offers a nice climb and views of the High Peaks and Vermont's Green Mountains. Peaceful and picturesque hiking and fishing at the numerous ponds and streams.

Hoffman Notch Wilderness

Located 1/2 mile from the Inn
Hiking, Fishing, Canoing, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing.
36,231 Acres, 30 miles of trails - 8 bodies of water 156 acres total. Hoffman Mt Elev. 3,715. This area is very mountainous and rugged, with 3 ridges exceeding 3,000 feet. It offers Hiking to the top of Mt. Severance, Skiing through Hoffman Notch, Fishing in Bailey and Rogers Ponds. Canoing on Cheney Pond or Hunting throughout designated areas.

Hammond Pond Wild Forest

Located north of village in North Hudson
Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Canoing, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing
A little smaller than Pharaoh Lake area. Owl Pate and Hail Mts offer great views. Many ponds offer scenic fishing and numerous hiking trails. New off road, groomed mountain biking trails, for numerous abilities.

Dix Mountain Wilderness

Located north of village in North Hudson
Hiking, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing
45,208 Acres, 36.5 miles of trails - 12 bodies of water for a total of 92 acres. Dix Mt-Elev 4,857, McComb Mt-Elev 4,405, Dial Mt-4,020. Very rugged mountainous terrain, no marked trails leading to South & East Dix, Hough and McComb . For experienced hikers mostly bushwhacking goes on. On Northwest side of area there is a maintained trail system to the peaks of Round Top, Noonmark, Bear Den, Dial, Nippletop, Colvin, Blake and Pinnacle.

High Peaks Wilderness

South Section reachable from Newcomb
North Section accessible through Keane
Hiking, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, and Snow Shoeing
192,685 Acres, 238.5 miles of trails - 112 bodies of water total of 1,392 acres of water. Mt. Marcy (tallest in NY)-Elev 5,344, Algonquin Peak-Elev 5,114. Largest area in the entire park, with the largest concentration of Peaks and people. Numerous maintained trails and peaks with great views exist. Also many brooks offer scenic waterfalls and trout fishing.

For More Park Wilderness Information

ADK Outdoor Club
Adirondack Park Agency (APA)


We are happy to provide this information to make your trip planning to the Adirondacks easier. Outfitters provide their knowledge of the area and the opportunity for you to experience and enjoy numerous outdoor activities. Please contact each directly to see if they are the best choice for you and your family. Please keep in mind, we have provided it as informational and should not in any way be considered an endorsement by Lakeview Inn.

Horseback Riding

*Bennett's Riding Stables, Lake Luzerne

*Circle B Ranch, Chestertown

*Loon Lake Stables, Chestertown

*Saddle Up Stables, Lake George

Whitewater Rafting

*Adirondack Rafting Company, Lake Placid

*Adirondack Adventures, North Creek

*Adventure Sports Rafting Co, Indian Lake

*Beaver Brooke Outfitters, Weverton

*Hudson River Rafting Company
Hudson River
Sacandaga River

*Middle Earth Expeditions, Lake Placid

*Whitewater World, North Creek

*Wild Waters Outdoor Center, Warrensberg

Kayak & Canoe Trips & Rentals

*Adirondack Adventures, North Creek

*Beaver Brook Outfitters, Weverton

*White Water Challengers, North Creek

*Wild Waters Outdoor Center, Warrnsbrg

Water Sports

*Schroon Lake Marina, Schroon Lake

*Beckley's Boat Rentals, Lake George

*Parasail Adventures, Lake George

*Mikes Lake Sports, Lake George

*Wave Runner Adventures, Lake George

Fishing Tours

*Lockhart Charters, Warrensburg

*Northway Adk Tours, Quensbury

*Rod Bender, Diamond Point

*Ted's Charter, Diamond Point


*Dog Sled Rides, Lake Placid

*Loon Lake Stables, Chestertown

*Snow Tours Inc., Saranac Lake


30 Minutes from Schroon Lake

Lake George Area, South of Schroon Lake

*Fort William Henry, Lake George - Fort used during the French-Indian War
*Lake George Historical Assoc and Museum - Canada Street (518-668-5044)
*Chapman Historic Museum, Glens Falls - Glen Street (518-793-2826)
*World Awareness Children's Museum, Glens Falls - Glen Street (518-793-2773)
*Down Yonder Interpretation Farm - Educational programs and Museum

Areas about 30 minutes West from Schroon Lake

*North Creek Depot Museum
*Garnet Mine Tours - North Creek, at Gore Mountain

Champlain Valley - 30 minutes East & North of Schroon Lake

*Fort Ticonderoga Historic Landmark of the French-Indian War
*Hancock House - Ticonderoga, Historic home and museum
*Crown Point Historic Site, Crown Point - French-Indian War fort & park
*Railroad & Mining Heritage Park - Port Henry, (518-546-3341)
*The Iron Center - Port Henry, (518-546-3587) (Open 12:00 - 3:00 pm, Wed-Fri-Sat)
*The Adirondack History Museum - Elizabethtown, Discover the Human Faces of Adks

Other Areas about 45 minutes from Schroon Lake

*Adirondack Museum - Wonderful Cultural Museum of the Adirondacks
*Newcomb Interpretation Center - Environmental Programs and Museum
*Camp Santanoni, Newcomb - Adk Great Camp, hike in and tour
*Olympic Complex, Lake Placid - Home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics
*Adirondack Railroad, Lake Placid Historic Steam Train *John Brown Farm, Lake Placid - Historic homestead of abolitionist

Arts and Entertainment

Schroon Lake or nearby (within 1 mile)

*Strand Movie Theater (renovated historic theater) Weekly Offerings (May - December)
*Seagle Music Colony - Live theater performances - at the Boat House and their Theater
*Weekly Concerts at the Lakeside Pavilion and at Word of Life Inn
*Schroon Lake Arts Council - Held at Boathouse Theater

30 minutes from Schroon Lake

*Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls (518-480-4878)
*Glen Falls Drive In Theater - fun experience & 2 movies shown each night
*Lake George Dinner Theater
*Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks

Within 45 minutes to 1 hour of Schroon Lake

*Saratoga Center for the Performing Arts
*Saratoga Race Track

Lake Placid and Lake George both make great day trips with a lot of activities and attractions and we are located almost directly between them! You can get settled in with us and then from our central location, experience everything in the Adirondacks, without the hassle of moving around and constantly unpacking.