Fall in love with Adirondack lake swimming during your stay at Garnet Hill Lodge. Nearby Thirteenth Lake offers access for both supervised and open water swimming on a completely unspoiled Adirondack lake. Swim into the middle of the lake, lay on your back and contemplate the majesty of the mountains above you. With exclusive access to a beach, dock and picnic area for the whole family to enjoy, Garnet Hill makes an unforgettable summer vacation destination.
Thirteenth Lake is a wild and beautiful clear wilderness lake. Except for our beach, there is no other evidence of human activity. There are no power boats permitted on this lake so guests are free to swim as they please. Comfortable Adirondack chairs are available for your use on the grass and a beach towel may be rented or purchased in our gift shop, should you forget to bring one. During prime swimming hours, a beach attendant is present to monitor the beach and help out as needed. He or she can assist you with getting a boat in the water as well.
The beach is sandy with a gradual decline into deeper water. There is a roped off shallow area for small children and deeper water a short distance off shore. Some guests relax on the beach or our anchored rafts and listen for the loons. Others choose Adirondack lake swimming in the cool water, which can be the highlight of any summer vacation.
There are also picnic tables and barbecuing facilities at the beach and a beach attendant in the summer months can help you with anything you might need.
Garnet Hill also has a fleet of watercraft available to guests. Canoes, rowboats, and kayaks can be used to explore the lake or to just have fun. At the head of the lake it is not unusual to see beaver or otter swimming, loons, ducks, and other wildlife.
Thirteenth Lake is a beautiful, scenic and peaceful place to relax and rejuvenate. Make plans to stay with us today!