About the Area: Lake Hadlock
Located just east of Lake George in the Town of Fort Ann NY, Lake Hadlock is a small, private, man-made reservoir in the Adirondack Park. This 220-acre lake is a little over a mile long, a quarter mile wide and 43 feet at its deepest point. Often overshadowed by nearby Lake George, Lake Hadlock is equally clear, clean and picturesque, and offers the same opportunities for recreation, but with fewer crowds.
Lake Hadlock was formed in 1897 with the construction of a dam, built to benefit a hydroelectric station at Kanes Falls. In 2005, the dam was rebuilt, but collapsed within a few months, leaving only a small amount of water. The dam was rebuilt again in 2007, and Bishop Brook filled the reservoir with the clean, fresh, clear mountain spring water that continues to feed the pond today. The water level is controlled by the dam at the southern end of the pond.
The water in Lake Hadlock is classified as “Class AA”, which means it is suitable for drinking, swimming, fishing and other water-sport activities, the same as Lake George. Although the Town of Fort Ann owns Lake Hadlock, there is no public access, which lends to the lake’s exclusivity and keeps water traffic to a minimum. Those lucky enough to own property or rent a vacation home on Lake Hadlock enjoy both motorized and non-motorized boating, paddleboarding, water skiing, tubing and more.
Whether by boat, from a dock, or paddling in a canoe or kayak, the fishing in Lake Hadlock is comparable to other lakes in the region. Fish species in the lake include northern pike, white sucker, brown bullhead, rock bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, carp, and yellow perch. Please note that a fishing license is required and can be purchased at a licensing issuing agent location. You can also view NY State’s freshwater fishing regulations online.
Lodging on Lake Hadlock is only available through private vacation home rentals. Northern Living features several luxury vacation rentals on Lake Hadlock, including Shoreline Chateau, Lakeshore Cottage, The Grandview, Lakeside Retreat, Dockside Manor and Lakefront Lookout. Many of these rentals offer sandy beaches and private docks, only 20 minutes from Lake George Village.
We also own Paradise in the Pines, a private island on Lake Hadlock that can be rented for camping, picnics and more, as well as Paradox Park, a private park and play area on Lake Hadlock reserved for vacation home renter’s staying at Northern Living’s nearby properties.
Contact us for additional information on Lake Hadlock, or allow our concierge professionals to personally pair you with the perfect home for your Adirondack vacation.