Water, water everywhere

Did you know the Adirondacks is dotted with lakes, rivers, brooks, and ponds? Some of the most picturesque are right here in the Adirondack Hub, so 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 quietly hiking in to 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 is even the home of the source of the Hudson River, which offers trout anglers some fine fishing in the upper reaches of the 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, stop by a tackle shop where you can gear up for a day on the water. Local guides can help get the inside track on what's biting and where!

An aerial shot of Schroon Lake during fall
a man fishes off the shore of a lake.
fall foliage over Schroon lake.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

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Wolf Pond is a gorgeous pond with a lean-to and shoreline views.
Blue Ridge Road, North Hudson
Wolf Pond is a gorgeous, 59-acre pond with a lean-to and shoreline views that include some of the High Peaks. The trail follows Wolf Pond Brook all the way to Wolf Pond.
You'll need to bring a lightweight watercraft and carry it in on a hiking path.
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake
Paddling Loons, whitetail deer, common mergansers, beavers, snapping turtles, and water snakes have all been spotted. Experience this very peaceful, but close enough to civilization, part of the Adirondacks. Size: 441 Acres. Lean-to available at lake....
Main St, Schroon Lake
This large lake has plenty of room for every recreational wish, from fishing to canoeing!
Pumpkinseed is a popular fish for kids to catch.
Horseshoe Pond Road, Schroon Lake
Horseshoe Pond is easy access, not far from the road. Species: Yellow perch, pumpkinseed
Blue Ridge Road, North Hudson
Views of the High Peaks dominate the scene from the shore of Boreas Ponds, the 320-acre waterbody for which this region is named. LaBier Flow, Boreas River, LeClaire Brook, Casey Brook, Slide Brook, and White Lily Brook can also be found on this tract.
The trees are gorgeous in the fall.
Route 74, Paradox
Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake.
Gull Pond is easy to access and stocked with brook trout.
Alder Meadow Road, Paradox
Gull Pond is a beautiful destination for someone looking for a quick hike to stretch their legs or for families. It is less than half a mile to the pond.
This is a great destination for hiking, paddling, fishing, and its also a winter trail.
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness.