In mid-June we decided to venture out a little bit further than our backyard with the new pup and Nana and explore a new area we haven't visited before. This took us to Upstate New York, into the Adirondack Mountains. We found a cute little cabin situated on Great Sacandaga Lake. The lake is situated about 30 minutes away from Saratoga Springs & Lake George, making it the perfect location for day trips.
The word Sacandaga means "Land of the Waving Grass" in the local native language.
The lake was established to serve as a reservoir. Produced by damming the Sacandaga River, to control flooding on the Hudson River. The lake has 41.7 square miles of surface area and 46 miles of shoreline. It is 29 miles long and 5 miles wide, at its widest point. Its average depth is 32 feet deep, with a max depth of 70 feet deep.
With most of the lake's shoreline being dotted with vacation homes, campsites, or private resorts, we were lucky enough to have private access to the lake with our cabin rental. With a spot to swim & fish. But with such luck, the lake was at its highest point, covering the sandy beachy area, to which we had access. This didn't stop us from jumping off the docks in to the dark, freezing waters of the lake. Some of us more willingly than others. It was a beautiful and peaceful surrounding to swim in.
If you're interested in learning more history about this area Author Glen Pearsall is an author that focuses on the history of the Adirondack's very well. He has several novels out about it, but also contribute to the Adirondack Almanack online.
The View from our cabin was so beautiful. It was so peaceful and relaxing to sit on the back porch and look out across the lake.