We want you to have lots of fun, so guests are free to use all the recreational facilities at your leisure, including boats (canoes, kayaks, paddle boards), docks, sandy beach, clay tennis court, two game rooms, libraries, bicycles, basketball, lawn games, lodge porches, and sitting rooms with fireplaces. Ask for our Hiking and Fishing Guidebooks. We can also advise you if you want to explore opportunities away from The Hedges.
Each week there are special programs offered just for our guests. The schedule, This Week at The Hedges, is available when checking in at the Main Office. This summer’s schedule includes campfires, live music by the campfire, yoga, water color painting, adult social hour, ice cream sundae party, fly tying, forest ranger visit, birds of prey visit, history talk, and astronomy lecture with slideshow. View a sample week schedule here!
If we took a vote, perhaps the most popular activity at The Hedges would be simply relaxing! Settle back with your favorite book or just watch the show that nature provides from a comfortable chair on one of our porches or decks.
After relaxing a bit you may wish to take one of our boats and explore Blue Mountain Lake with its many islands and hidden inlets. The adventuresome can paddle over to Eagle Lake and Utowana Lake. These lakes when combined with Blue Mountain Lake offer over seven miles of peaceful waterways and breathtaking beauty.
Crystal clear Blue Mountain Lake offers a wide variety of aquatic species for a great fishing experience. You can simply drop a hook off the shore or rent a motorboat from the Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery. Certified Guides are available for hire. A Fishing Guidebook is available in the Office and can be downloaded here!
The waters of “Big Blue” are spring-fed, clear and refreshingly cool. Enjoy a swim from our private sandy beach and swimming dock.
Tennis anyone? Grab your partner for an exhilarating game of tennis on our authentic clay court. If the weather is not cooperating we have board games, several libraries, and ping pong to keep you occupied indoors.
Nearby there are various trails to consider that are described in our new Hiking Guidebook available at the Office. They vary according to distance from The Hedges, length of hike, ability level, and views. Some guests make a point of climbing Castle Rock or Blue Mountain every year, and others like to try new trails!
If you would like a little indoor fun, check out our Game Room. There are pool, ping pong, and foosball tables as well as board games and toys for the little ones. Birch Room is also available for all with puzzles and board games. Make sure to plan for our weekly Bingo Game in the Dining Lodge. Have you tried Ring Toss?!
The Adirondack Park
You could spend your whole vacation at The Hedges without running out of things to do. However, there is a lot more to see and do within a short distance from The Hedges. The Adirondack Experience museum is located right here in Blue Mountain Lake and is a “must see” during your stay. Hiking, canoeing and biking, as well as white water rafting let you get close to nature. Scenic railroads, sea plane tours, historical locations, cultural events, and an abundance of other activities will make your stay in the Adirondacks an unforgettable experience.
The Hedges is located in the middle of 6 million acres known as the Adirondack Park. Plenty of room to get out and explore. Click here to get more information on what the Adirondacks have to offer.