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Mohonk lake activities

On the Lake

Opening mid April

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.

Family row boat on lake

Row Boating

Closes October 30

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


Closes October 30

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


Closes September 11

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


Closes September 11

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


Closes September 11

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


Closes October 30

Each spring, we stock our lake with rainbow trout for the busy season ahead. Lake Mohonk is an ideal spot for catching the over sized 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

Closes September 11

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

Closes August 28

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.

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