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Mohonk lake activities

On the Lake

Open for the season

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 paddleboarding.

Family row boat on lake

Row Boating

Included in your stay

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


Included in your stay

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.

Young girl fishing on Mohonk


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, rods, and bait are available for purchase at the Boat Dock.

Fishing is reserved for overnight guests only.

Canoeing - Outdoor Activities - Mohonk Lake


Included in your stay

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.

Couple kayaking on lake


Included in your stay

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.

Young women stand-up paddle boarding


Included in your stay

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.

Kids making sandcastles at Mohonk beach

Beach Swimming

Included in your stay

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. Another popular summer activity is our lake swim, where guests can enjoy a supervised swim across the lake.

Beach swimming is reserved for overnight guests only.

People fly fishing on Lake Mohonk

Fly Fishing

Master the rod, reel, and lure with Bert Darrow, author of Bert Darrow’s Practical Fly Fishing. For additional information or to book private casting lessons, please call (845) 256-2186.

Fly Fishing is reserved for overnight guests only. All equipment is provided when you reserve your lesson.

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