If you’re looking for the perfect spot in nature to really get away from it all, you should hike out to Avalanche Lake in New York in the heart of the Adirondacks. There are a lot of remote lakes in New York and in this part of the state in particular, so this may not be the most remote lake there is, but it’s pretty close. No matter which way you approach it, you’ll have to hike most of the day to reach it. When you do, you’ll be rewarded; this lake is so beautiful and peaceful. Read on to learn more.

Although the hike is long and arduous, you’ll love your trip to Avalanche Lake. This is one of the quietest and most peaceful lakes in the Adirondacks and it’s well worth a visit.

If you love Adirondack Lakes, maybe you’ll want to visit another after this one. Raquette Lake is a lot easier to get to! Learn more here: Why The Largest Natural Lake In The Adirondacks Belongs On Your New York Bucket List.

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Avalanche Lake In New York

Wow! This lake looks very remote and also amazing! What other remote lakes should I check out in New York?

Even though many people think of densely populated New York City when they think of New York, there are actually many remote areas in our great state, and there are many beautiful lakes in some of those very remote areas. Here are a few to consider visiting:

  • Pine Lake
  • Lake Lila
  • Cowhorn Pond
  • West Canada Lake
  • Black Lake


Those all sound great! Tell me a bit more about this Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness. What are some things that I can do in this part of New York State?

The Adirondacks High Peaks Wilderness is gigantic! It covers 275,460 acres, making it the largest wilderness area in New York State and the second largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi. There's so much to see and do there! Here are some ideas:

  • Wildlife viewing! You can see moose, black bears, beavers, coyotes, river otters, bald eagles, osprey, wild turkeys, and so much more!
  • Camping! There are so many places to camp in this area.
  • Hiking! There are hundreds of miles of trails in the High Peaks Wilderness
  • Snowshoeing! This sport is great in this part of the state in the winter.
  • Fishing! Don't forget to get your fishing license before you start!
  • Stargazing! It's very dark at night in the Adirondacks, enabling you to see more stars than you might elsewhere in the state.


What towns are near Avalanche Lake if I need to get supplies before my hike?

Ahh, well, part of the reason we love this lake is that it's so remote! You'll need to stock up on supplies long before you get close to the trailhead. With that said, though, here are some towns that are nearby:

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