Experience Summer in Indian Lake

Summer is our busy season! We offer plenty of events and wilderness retreat. Come here and find out why people return generation after generation!


whitewater capital of new york

Indian Lake is the Whitewater Rafting Capital of New York State. Several rafting companies are available to take you safely from Indian Lake to North River on the Indian and Hudson Rivers.

Running from the dam-controlled put-in site at Indian Lake to North River, this 17 mile gorge trip is one of the greatest single-day rafting trips in America. The trip starts on the Indian River, which drops 150 vertical feet in 3.5 miles before reaching the confluence of the Hudson River. The next 10 miles on the Hudson offer numerous Class III-IV rapids with calm pools in between the rapids. Blue Ledge Rapid, The Narrows, Osprey Nest, Mile Long Rapid, OK Slip Rapid, The Gunsights, Kettle Mountain and Harris Rift are the common names used by the guides to refer to the different parts of the river. The 17 mile wild water trip drops approximately 650 vertical feet and passes through the heart of the Adirondack Park.

Visit our rafting companies to get started on your amazing experience!


Most of our hiking trails cover intermediate terrain. But we do offer significant mountain climbs up Blue Mountain and Snowy Mountain. Hiking is one of our most popular activities: Great refreshment for the mind, body and soul! Stop at the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center to get our popular hiking map and get started on our 4-3-2-1 Hiking Challenge.


biking in the adirondacks

Biking in the Adirondacks is becoming more popular every year. You can start the year off by participating in the annual Black Fly Challenge. This legendary annual race is the second Saturday in June and trades starting points between Inlet and Indian Lake. More than 800 riders navigate 40 miles of rugged terrain passing through the Moose River Plains.

If you are out for a leisurely ride, there are many side roads throughout Indian Lake to provide you with hours of riding and sightseeing, not to mention our scenic state highways with broad shoulders. 


Drop a line in the water and angle for dinner or perhaps a prize fish!

Indian Lake:
This lake has smallmouth bass, brown trout, lake trout and whitefish as well as pumpkinseeds, yellow perch and norther pike. Boat launches are located at the Indian Lake Campsite or at the Indian Lake Marina.

Lake Abanakee:
This little lake sets just east of the Indian Lake hamlet and is 4.5 miles wide. There is a hand launch site for small boats on Chain Lakes Road adjacent to the Town beach. This is a good little lake to practice your fly fishing skills. There are some little islands on the lake where eagles and osprey like to nest. You can catch both large and small mouth as wells as northern pike and occasionally a muskie or walleye. Lake Abanakee is a peaceful lake and a nice place to do some trolling.

Adirondack Lake: 

This lake is located on Route 28 and the home to Byron Park. The hand-launch here is free and town-owned but you can easily fish from shore here.  The fish in this lake include largemouth bass, northern pike, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead, yellow perch, grass carp and rock bass. Lake Adirondack also has had many instances where large northern pike have been caught. The grass carp in Lake Adirondack cannot be kept if caught. This lake is the perfect place to take kids fishing and also hosts an annual kid's derby sponsored by the local fish and game club.

Fishing licenses are available online with NYS DEC and Town Hall. 

Summer Events

Poker Paddle - July 13, 2024