Feature: Long Pond - Hidden Adirondack Treasure

In the Northeastern corner of New York State, nestled among the mountains of the Adirondack region, lies a hidden getaway that is well worth the journey. Long Pond, a secluded 400-acre mountain lake, makes for a perfect adventure weekend or the base for a weeklong Adirondack excursion. Visitors have the opportunity to partake in hiking, biking, swimming, boating and fishing. In addition to the wealth of recreational possibilities in the immediate area of Long Pond, you can also take advantage of the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain Valley.

Long Pond offers picturesque views of the surrounding mountain range, featuring Rattlesnake Mountain and Poke-o-Moonshine. The nearby mountains offer a abundance of hiking opportunities and their vistas provide stunning views of the surrounding area. A favorite hike begins on the trail immediately across Route 22 from Long Pond. This moderate-level hike gains in difficulty near the top of the mountain, but the effort is worth the panoramic views of Long Pond and Lake Champlain. Those seeking an even more rigorous hike should be sure to check out the rocky scramble at Poke-o-Moonshine.

Anglers seeking a destination for excellent fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike and perch should be sure to visit Long Pond. Large powerboats are prohibited on the lake making for a quiet, peaceful fishing expedition. Those seeking a 'bigger' fishing experience can cast their lures into nearby Lake Champlain. The sixth-largest freshwater lake in the United States, Lake Champlain provides outstanding fishing for steelhead trout, lake trout salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and northern pike.

Other area attractions include the Ausable Chasm, High Falls Gorge, White Face Mountain, and the Willsboro salmon ladder. The nearby Essex ferry across Lake Champlain transports motor vehicle travelers between New York and Vermont, expanding the sightseeing and shopping possibilities available to those staying at Long Pond.

Those looking for a unique accommodations should consider Long Pond Cabins, a small community of rustic rental cabins located on 10 acres along this beautiful mountain lake. All of their nineteen cabins range from 2-3 bedrooms and all have a kitchenette and bathroom. The cabins provide a sandy beach, rowboats, clubhouse with game room, playground area, and docking areas.

Overall, Long Pond and the surrounding area provide the setting for a quiet mountain getaway. Whether you want to hike, fish, or just read a book by the water, there are boundless opportunities to relax. More than anything else, Long Pond provides a getaway from the excitement of everyday life.

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