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On the Lake

April - October

Lake Mohonk is a half-mile-long glacial lake surrounded by pristine forests and dramatic overlooks.
We invite you to take advantage of all our serene lake has to offer, from kayaking to swimming to paddle boarding.

Lowells Boat Shop

The rowboats at Mohonk Mountain House have a storied connection to Lowell’s Boat Shop, America’s oldest operating boat shop founded in 1793, where tradition and craftsmanship are paramount.

Built by hand, using patterns and notes passed down through generations, the Mohonk Skiffs embody centuries of nautical heritage, ensuring each boat is unique. This partnership celebrates the artistry of wooden boat building, allowing you to experience the rich history and craftsmanship firsthand on Lake Mohonk.

Delve deeper into the world of boat building with the captivating documentary “FORE & AFT”. 

Hours of Operation

Boat Dock: Daily 9am – 7pm

Lake Beach: Daily 9am – 7pm

Family row boat on lake

Row Boating

April 14 – October 27, 2024

Enjoy a peaceful moment in nature during a leisurely row around Lake Mohonk. Our classic wooden row boats are uniquely designed for Mohonk Mountain House.

Guests under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Paddle Boat - Lake Activities - Mohonk Mountain House

Pedal Boats

Mid-April – October 27, 2024

There’s something uniquely relaxing about our two-person paddle boats. You and your co-captain can gently circle Lake Mohonk by pedaling with your legs.

Guests under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Couple kayaking on lake


May 25 – September 8, 2024

A kayak brings you closer to the water as the sun warms your skin and fresh mountain air rushes over your body.

Guests must be 16 or older to use kayaks.

Canoeing - Outdoor Activities - Mohonk Lake


May 4 – October 14, 2024

Discover the local flora, fish, and wildlife as you paddle around our half-mile long lake. Bring your favorite book and enjoy the serene beauty of Lake Mohonk from the comfort of your canoe.

Guests under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Young women stand-up paddle boarding


May 27 – September 8, 2024

Our stand-up paddleboards will test your balance and agility and offer an entirely new way to experience our lake.

Guests must be 16 or older to use paddleboards.

Young girl fishing on Mohonk


April 14 – October 27, 2024

Each spring, we stock our lake with rainbow trout for the busy season ahead. Lake Mohonk is an ideal spot for catching the oversized trout that swim below. Fishing equipment and rods are available for rent as well as live bait and power bait are available for purchase at the Boat Dock.

Fishing is reserved for overnight guests only. Equipment is available for additional fee.

Kids making sandcastles at Mohonk beach

Beach Swimming

May 25 – September 8, 2024

Cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in our glacial mountain lake, or sun yourself on our sandy beach and take in the peaceful view.

Beach swimming is reserved for overnight guests only.

Sky over Lake Mohonk

Lake Swim

Mid-June – September 8, 2024

Another popular summer activity is our lake swim, where guests can enjoy a supervised swim across the glacial mountain lake offered at certain times in the day. Only available Father’s Day to Labor Day.

Swimming is reserved for overnight guests only.

Don’t see the activity that you’re looking for? Our reservations team is here to help you plan your perfect trip to Mohonk Mountain House. Call us at or email us at [email protected].

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