The Beautiful and Serene Round Lake - One of Saratoga County's Best Kept Secrets

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


If you live in or near Upstate New York, no doubt you've heard of Saratoga Lake, Sacandaga Lake and Lake George.....three of the more popular lakes in the area.  Of course there's several others too....Otsego, Champlain, Grafton, Moreau, and the list goes on and on.  As most of you know by now, I grew up on Saratoga Lake and I'd be lying if I said any other lake could ever hold a bigger piece of my heart than Saratoga Lake. But another local lake has crept its way to my list of favorites.  I'm sure the locals would probably prefer to keep this lake on the down-low, but Round Lake deserves a moment in the spotlight and that's just where it is today on the blog - in the spotlight.

Round Lake NY

Round Lake NY

Round Lake

Round Lake NY
Whether you're watching the moon rise or sunrise, Round Lake is a beautiful place to stop a while and savor.
Round Lake, New York

Saratoga County

Round Lake is relatively small, with a surface area of about 321 acres (according to NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation).  You won't find too many speed boats but on most calm days you'll see an abundance of kayaks and canoes and lots of fishermen.  One of our favorite pastimes is to sit a spell and enjoy the view, which almost always includes a number of folks launching boats and kayaks or returning from some time on the lake.  Round Lake is the perfect place to relax and unwind because it is so calm and quiet, unlike the bigger area lakes.

Life As I See It Photography

Life As I See It Photography
It's not uncommon to see a lone fisherman casting his line off the dock.

Round Lake NY

Round Lake NY

Canadian Geese
It's also a favorite for the wildlife.

Beautiful and Serene Round Lake

Geese

I couldn't tell from a distance what the white flecks were in the water last week, but upon closer inspection (thanks to my camera's zooming capabilities), I got a closer look.
Round Lake

Wow....aren't they beautiful?
Round Lake

Round Lake

Round Lake isn't only beautiful during the warm seasons.  It's a popular venue for winter sports too.  In fact...here's my son-in-law Eric and our granddaughter, Elena, enjoying a little pond hockey about a day before the ice became unsafe.

Round Lake NY

If you haven't lately, be sure to stop by and check out Round Lake.  In 2014 a beautiful new boat launch opened as well as the gorgeous Round Lake Preserve.  The Preserve is located on Route 67 just before the Sweeney Farm with kayak access to the Anthony Kill.  For more information on the Preserve, you can read my earlier post using the link attached.  


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