Paddling on Thirteenth Lake

Thirteenth Lake is two miles long, 1/2 mile wide and fed by numerous brooks and streams from the surrounding hills and mountains. The lakes outlet is Thirteenth Lake Brook which meanders a steep and winding path down to the Hudson River in North River. Every spring the DEC stocks the lake with a variety of fish: freshwater salmon, lake trout and brown trout.


The lodge maintains a fleet of 14 canoes and kayaks for the use of our guests.  We also provide paddles and life jackets for you.  During midday hours, approximately 11 am to 6 pm, we have a beach attendant on duty to help you put-in and take-out your boat, getting it from the boat rack to the lake and back.  The boats themselves are available to you from dawn to dusk merely by signing them out at the front desk.


Take one of our canoes or kayaks out on the lake and explore the many quiet and interesting spots along its pristine, totally uninhabited shores.  You can choose from our fleet of one or two person canoes and kayaks. Loons and beavers are regular inhabitants of the lake as are osprey, eagles and hawks.

Garnet Hill also offers the unique opportunity to paddle across the lake to hiking trails that lead up to Peaked Mountain, or Hour Pond and Bull Head Mountain. You can purchase a packed lunch from the lodge to take along with you. These treks make excellent day long adventures.

Thirteenth Lake is a prime body of water for paddling. Make plans to visit us today!

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