Paradox Lake Community Area

Paradox Lake Association

Paradox Lake gets its name from a unique occurrence which happens every spring. Melting snow in the eastern Adirondack Mountains flows into Schroon River. Paradox Lake's outlet also flows into Schroon River, but due to the sudden increase in water, the outflow is forced back, causing it to flow in reverse. The word paradox, so the locals claim, means "water running backward" in Indian.
Paradox Lake is an 896-acre lake located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in eastern upstate New York. Almost 5 miles long, and one mile wide, the lake averages 19 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 55 feet. Due to its proximity to Lake George, Lake Champlain, and Schroon Lake, Paradox Lake has become a popular destination for those seeking a bit quieter and less crowded vacation destination.
Paradox Lake is best known for its spectacular hiking trials. The Paradox/Schroon Lake Region is considered one of the most scenic sections of the Adirondacks characterized by rolling hills, numerous lakes and ponds and large sections of untouched forests. A network of trails south of Paradox Lake offer access to this beautiful wilderness plus a chance to climb to the top of Pharaoh Mountain. The view from the summit of Pharaoh Mountain is quite spectacular at an elevation of 2,557 feet. On the opposite shore of the lake, accessible only by boat, a 2.2 mile trail leads to Peaked Hill and Peaked Hill Pond. Peaked Hill provides some stunning views of the surrounding area and Peaked Hill Pond is rumored to hold some fine smallmouth bass and yellow perch.
Paradox Lake Association
P.O. Box 45
Severance, NY 12872

News & Events 7/6/2017

Paradox Lake Association 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Please join us in a day and/or evening of fun and support the Paradox Lake Association

Ticonderoga Country Club  609 NY-9N, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Saturday August 5, 2017

11:30  Registration, raffle tickets, lunch on the course

12:30 Shotgun start, Scramble

5:30 dinner at Emerald's, awards and raffle

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Local News 6/1/2017

Human Activity has Polluted European Air for 2000 Years, Study Finds

A new study combining European ice core data and historical records of the infamous Black Death pandemic of 1349-1353 shows metal mining and smelting have polluted the environment for thousands of years, challenging the widespread belief that environ...

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