Paradox Lake

New York

4Listings$195K-$985K$2.5MTotal Value
Paradox Lake, New York

Located in New York, Paradox Lake real estate is a limited supply market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

With 12 miles of shoreline, Paradox Lake is considered a mid-sized New York lake.

  • 12Mi. of Shoreline
  • 19Avg. Depth
  • 55Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (All)
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
(800) 729-2469
7724 VT-17
Addison, VT 05491
(518) 546-4075
40 Velez Rd
Port Henry, NY 12974
Golf Courses
Green Mansions Golf Course
(518) 494-7222
207 Darrowsville Rd
Chestertown, NY 12817
High Peaks Golf Course Club
(518) 582-2300
47 Santanoni Dr
Newcomb, NY 12852
(518) 585-2801
609 New York 9N
Ticonderoga , NY 12883
(518) 532-9359
36 Club house Dr
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
(518) 461-1730
231 River rd
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
(518) 532-7451
Adirondack Park, 897 Rt. 74
Paradox, NY 12858
(518) 585-7280
763 Putts Pond rd
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
  • Counties: Essex County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (No)
  • Sailing clubs: Lak Paradox Club
  • Interesting facts: Paradox River gets its name from a natural phenomenon that occurs each year. The melting snow from the surrounding Adirondack Mountains causes the Schroon River, which feeds into Paradox Lake, to flow backwards.
  • Known for: Scenic hiking trails, numerous campgrounds and ice fishing
  • History: The name Paradox Lake is said to come from the Native American phrase "water running backward."
  • Landmarks: Adirondack Mountains
  • Other notes: Paradox Lake is a popular camping destination for families.
(518) 585-2831
1019 Wicker St.
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Burlington International Airport
1200 Airport Dr. South Burlington, VT 05403
67 miles away
Adirondack Regional Airport
96 Airport Rd. Saranac Lake, NY 12983
64 miles away
About Paradox Lake
Convenient to Albany

Paradox Lake is only an hour and a half from Albany, New York state's capital, and minutes from Lake George and all of its tourist attractions.

Located in Essex County, New York, the body of water is nestled in the Adirondack Mountains in eastern upstate New York. This area is considered one of the most scenic sections of the Adirondacks, with numerous rolling hills and lakes.

Paradox Lake locals claim the word "Paradox" in Native American means "Water Running Backward."

Picturesque Views

Paradox Lake covers 896 acres, along 12 miles of shoreline, and has an average depth of 19 feet, with a maximum depth of 55 feet.

The waterbody is part of the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and is maintained by the Paradox Lake Association.

Lake Paradox is home to a variety of freshwater fish including large and smallmouth bass, lake herring, yellow perch, and lake trout. Additionally, the lake is stocked annually with salmon and rainbow trout.

Lake visitors are encouraged to enjoy fishing year-round, permitting motorized boats and canoes during warmer weather, and ice fishing in the winter.

The lake is also home to Pharaoh Mountain, which reaches an elevation of 2,557 feet. Hikers can walk the terrain or venture, exclusively by boat, to the opposite side of the lake to hike Peak Hill or to Peak Hill Pond.

Adventures off the Beaten Path

Paradox Lake is pet-friendly and features amenities like public campgrounds and canoe rentals. But if camping isn't your style, you can always make memories by participating in or visiting any number of local events and attractions.

Located just 20 miles from Paradox Lake is Paradox Brewery. Lake dwellers can tour the facility and enjoy samples of the unique mountain brews Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at noon.

Fort Ticonderoga is another attraction located near Paradox Lake, 22 miles away. Fort Ticonderoga features a rich history, reenactments, and hands-on activities like rolling musket cartridges and shoe-making.

Lake Life

Paradox Lake is a popular destination for those seeking a bit quieter and less crowded vacation destination. Come enjoy lake living at its finest.