Mirror Lake real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in New York.
Mirror Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $6,347,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is a mid-sized New York lake, and has a shoreline of 3 miles.
Mirror Lake is in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. The lake is just minutes from the town of Lake Placid, where the Olympics were held in 1980.
Mirror Lake gets its unique name after its serene, undisturbed, mirror glass-like appearance. The lake itself is only 124 acres in size and rests on Lake Placid and East Lake's southern shore.
Burlington, Vermont lies roughly two hours to the lake's east, and lake residents can visit New York's state capital, Albany, in less than three hours.
Mirror Lake is the perfect spot to enjoy fun in the great outdoors. Motorboats and snowmobiles are not allowed on the lake, but canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding are extremely popular during the summer months.
In the winter, you can take a dog sled ride on the lake or ice skate on a maintained track around the lake's perimeter.
The swim portion of the Lake Placid IRONMAN competition occurs in the lake, and swim lanes are set up through the summer for swimmers to practice.
The lake is best known as a rainbow trout fishery but offers some exceptional lake trout fishing in the summer. The spring Hexagenia hatch (large mayflies) can provide good fly fishing opportunities for rainbow trout. Excellent smallmouth bass fishing can also take place in the early morning or late evening.
Lake Placid is within walking distance of Mirror Lakes' northern shore. Boating, fishing, waterskiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and more can be enjoyed on Lake Placid's waters. This lake is connected to East Lake and West Lake, which are sometimes just called Lake Placid.
The Lake Placid region is home to some trophy walleye and pike and four different types of trout: brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, and rainbow trout.
If skiing isn't your thing, you can try a golf round at the Lake Placid Club Golf Courses. This course is located on Lake Placid's southern tip and is the perfect spot to spend a weekend on the green. The Lake Placid Club offers 45 holes of spectacular golf in the heart of the Adirondacks.
You can also spend time with nature in the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness and Sentinel Range Wilderness.
Whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling, Lake Champlain boasts endless water sport opportunities to keep you busy. This large lake is located only a few miles to Mirror Lake's east and makes the perfect weekend getaway.
Kayaking, sailing, boating, or even stand-up paddleboarding can carry you to the many quiet coves and sandy beaches that dot the lake's shore.
Residents and visitors alike have plenty of docks and dine options, from the North Hero House in the north to the Basin Harbor Club in the south, and everything in between.
Love to fish? Lake Champlain is home to more than 90 species of wild game, including trout, bass, and northern pike, to name a few. And even after the warm weather fades away, ice fishing in the winter is just as famous and twice the adventure.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Mirror Lake is an excellent choice.