Loon Lake

A True Adirondack Gem

Solitude With a Sense of Community

Loon Lake is a true Adirondack gem; secluded, but still conveniently close to restaurants, art galleries, and shops in Saranac Lake. The best of both worlds, Loon Lake is the perfect place to purchase a waterfront property for use as either a summer cabin or a year-round residence.

A modest three miles long, Loon Lake is small in comparison to some other Adirondack lakes. What it lacks in miles of shoreline, it more than makes up for with beautiful mountain views and clear, clean waters. Nestled between Look Out and Loon Lake Mountains, boating and hiking are immediately accessible from almost every lakefront property.

Where Worries Melt Away

Benefits of Owning Waterfront on Loon Lake

  • Close proximity to the village of Saranac Lake for supplies and entertainment
  • Private Lake – boat traffic is minimal and quiet
  • Easy access to hiking trails and state land
  • Excellent year-round fishing
  • Stunning mountain views

Nearby Activities & Attractions

  • Paddle the Saranac River, where 81 miles of waterway wait to be explored. You can use your own or rent gear from St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake. Some sections make for great half-day or full-day trips.
  • Hike the short trail to Crusher Mountain from near Loon Lake Landing, or hike up to the Loon Lake Mountain Fire Tower for unparalleled views of the surrounding landscape. Follow Port Kent-Hopkinton Turnpike to just past Grass Pond. The trail begins on the left side of the road at 44.5856, -74.12456.

Loon Lake is a private lake, which means there is no public boat launch and limited boat traffic. From your waterfront home, explore the shoreline’s coves and curves in a canoe, kayak, or on a paddleboard in total tranquility. A fisherman’s dream, Loon Lake is home to Tiger Musky, White Sucker, and three species of Bass. There is also excellent Trout fishing in nearby waterways. Should you become a year-round resident, you will enjoy ideal ice fishing conditions during winter months.

A popular retreat for socially prominent city dwellers in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Loon Lake was once home to the Loon Lake House resort. Originally located on a 10-acre bluff overlooking the lake, the extreme popularity of the location led to substantial growth over the years. In time, the resort grew from a single hotel with 31 rooms to include three hotel structures, 60 private cabins, several gardens, bowling alleys, and one of the Adirondacks’ first golf courses spread over 3,000 acres.

While little remains of the once-great resort, the area’s stunning natural beauty continues to draw visitors and residents who enjoy the peace and quiet of being on the water, in the woods, and under sunny skies. Wake up early at your waterfront home to watch the mist lift off the lake. Cozy up by a lakeside campfire and listen to the hauntingly beautiful calls of the loons. This is a place where worries simply melt away. It’s no wonder waterfront real estate on Loon Lake is so sought after.

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A wooded watefront home with direct lake and mountain views in autumn
A beautiful aerial view of an Adirondack region lake on a bright summer's day
A log cabin-style lean-to sits behind a stone fire pit waiting for visitors to cozy up next to it