Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY

Keene, New York

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Description

Added by Tiffany Trent

Extremely easy access. Beautiful scenery. Swimming hole. Picnic tables.

Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill. Don't pass this one up.

There is a little gravel road right off the highway that leads to the middle of both lakes. Seriously, ANYBODY can enjoy these lakes. It's by no means a hike and you don't have to go backcountry scrambling to find it, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't have its own journal.

There are picnic tables to enjoy your fancy little snack, and the lakes make a great swimming hole or a place to break out the paddle boards or kayaks. Definitely worth the stop.

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Features

Stand Up Paddle
Chillin
Photography
Kayaking
Swimming
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

I always stop at Cascade Lake on my way up to Lake Placid. It has become a tradition to take in the views, step into the lake, or on to the ice when safe.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Hike Cascade & Porter Mountains

Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe at the Cascade Ski Center

Climb Haystack, Basin & Saddleback

Rock Climb Owl's Head Mountain

Hike Rooster Comb Mountain

Hike Mt. Colden via the Trap Dike