Brant Lake

Since the tallest peak in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York is barely over 5000 feet, the range doesn't offer the majestic beauty of its western cousins. However, the Adirondacks do possess one feature that their competition doesn't - abundant water. There are over 30,000 miles of rivers, streams, and brooks, and over 3,000 ponds and lakes sprinkled throughout the area. On one body of water, Brant Lake, Dave and Mary live.

The Adirondack Mountains are within the Adirondack Park, which at over 6 million acres is the largest park in the continental United States. The park is as large as Vermont - or the size of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Great Smoky Mountains national parks combined. Brant lake, at an elevation of 800 feet, is located in the Adirondack Mountain foothills in the south eastern section of the park.

New York State map Brant Lake

Our $300,000 Walk

Misty Lake

We are very lucky to live on a lake. You can see on the right how beautiful the lake is as the morning mist is clearing. OK, if you want to nitpick, we're not exactly on a lake; we live close to a lake. How close? As close as we can afford.

Below you can see our walk to the lake, about 100 yards. We call it our $300,000 walk because that's about how much more it would have cost us to live directly on the lake. We share 200 feet of lake frontage with 7 other families. There is a swimming beach, boat docks, and a large lawn for relaxing and socializing. We are very happy with the arrangement, plus walking is good exercise

The Walk