Loon Lake is a truly amazing location for a vacation any time of year. Loon Lake is one of only a few private lakes in the Adirondacks, which means there is very little motor boat activity. The lake is approx 2 ½ miles long with many coves to explore; best experienced on a canoe or kayak. All of our rentals include boats for your use. Feel free to bring your own personal watercrafts, but we do not allow outside motorboats. There are no exceptions.
The water is crystal clear and refreshing, making swimming fantastic. There are many places nearby for hiking. One of our favorites is Crusher Mountain. To get to the top, is only about a thirty to forty minute fairly easy hike. If you are more adventurous, the Loon Lake Mountain trailhead is about 1 ½ miles from the north end of the lake. A 6 mile round trip with the summit featuring amazing views and a fire tower. However, the fire tower cannot be climbed.
Fishing on the lake is awesome. I have personally caught numerous bass in the 4-5 pound range; mostly smallmouth, but also a few large mouth. There are also large Northern Pike, as well as, what seems like an unlimited number of perch. Best eating of all!
There are views of Whiteface mountain from many spots on and around the lake along with many other mountains. Loon Lake is steeped in rich history, the Loon Lake House was a 31 room hotel that burned down in 1956 but many of the other original historical structures remain intact. Unfortunately, the Loon Lake Golf course closed down in 2006, but you can take a stroll on it and enjoy some fantastic views.
When in Loon Lake, we rarely leave because there is so much to do outside the doors of the camps, but when we do want to take a trip to town, Saranac Lake is a short 30 minute drive and then it’s another 10-15 minutes to either Lake Placid or Tupper Lake where you will find many great shops and restaurants. Tupper Lake is home to the Wild Center, an immersive Natural History Center, fun for the entire family. In the winter, Saranac Lake has Winter Carnival which has a lot of fun activities for the entire family.
Looking for some good snowmobile trails? Look no further, the groomed main corridor C8 trail runs right by the lake. Take off right from one of our year round rentals. Most of our rentals are pet friendly! Bring your dogs, they’re going to love the lake too! You can snowshoe and cross country ski right from the front doors, and it’s a short drive to Titus Ski Mountain or Whiteface.
Summer cannot be beat but Spring and Fall are also great times to visit Loon Lake. There are so many awesome things to do in Loon Lake, and I know you will have an excellent family vacation. Each camp at the website has links to availability calendars, rates and contact info. Thanks for reading and considering one of our camps!
See Website for more info on each camp.
Camp Loony is a wonderful home directly on the shore of Loon Lake that sleeps up to 10 people. There are 4 queen beds and 1 full and 4 1/2 bathrooms. There is a gourmet kitchen, a sun room, a game room, a large dock all in complete privacy. Swimming is amazing!
Loon Lake Landing is a very cozy cabin on a hill that overlooks Loon Lake and has amazing views and privacy. It sleeps up to 6 people in 3 queen beds with 1 bathroom. There is an old stone chimney which is the favorite spot of most families that stay at Loon Lake Landing, fire wood is provided. There is a large waterfront area with shallow entry to the lake and a sandy bottom which is great for launching the provided boats and for swimming.
The Bear's Den is another cozy cabin with very nice Adirondack touches throughout. It is a very private spot surrounded by trees. It sleeps up to 5 people and has 1 bathroom. It's a short walk to Loon Lake where the provided boats are stored and there is easy access to the lake.
Two Beers Inn is a brand new home that was finished in 2017 with all new furnishings and is nicely decorated. The house is about 40 feet from the shore of Loon Lake. There is a new dock with a ladder for easy entry and exit to the lake. There is a fire pit in the yard with Adirondack chairs for relaxing.
Camp Not a Care is an extremely remote and private camp nestled between 4 private ponds. The views are amazing and you will have the ponds to yourself. The camp sleeps up to 6 people in 2 queen beds and 2 twin beds. This location is available for small weddings but lodging is only for 6 people.
The Irish House is an amazing original home that was the largest annex to the Loon Lake House which was a 31 room hotel that burned down in 1956. The Irish House has 5 Large bedrooms each with a queen size bed and private bathroom. The woodwork and original fixtures throughout are really beautiful. The Irish House is not directly on the lake but it is a short walk to the beach with excellent swimming.
Balsam Lodge is a wonderful historic home on the shore of pristine and beautiful Loon Lake. There are 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The home sleeps up to 10 people. The original windows, woodwork and fixtures throughout give this home a lot of charm. There are 3 kayaks, 1 canoe and a small sail boat for exploring the lake.