Lake Huntington, New York, USA
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Lake Huntington visitor and community guide
Tucked away in the Catskills region of New York, Lake Huntington is just a few miles from the long and winding Delaware River and the border of Pennsylvania. Visitors find this 82-acre lake an enjoyable getaway away from New York City’s hustle and bustle. Fishing, hiking, kayaking or simply setting a towel out on the beach and soaking up the sun are just a few activities at Lake Huntington. Vacation rentals and real estate for purchase are available on and around Lake Huntington.
Lake Huntington is a spring-fed lake in Sullivan County with an average depth of 17 feet. Public boating access is available along the western shoreline. Gasoline motors are not allowed due to the lake’s small size. Slip your kayak, canoe, or electric-powered boat into the water and set out for a day on the lake. Or, explore the forested shoreline with a snorkeling excursion.
Angling for a fishing adventure at Lake Huntington? This spot may not be well known, but anglers have been known to reap rewards from this lake. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, chain pickerel and panfish all makes their home at Lake Huntington. Beach fishing is also allowed along the shoreline here. The daily limit of trout is five fish.
The Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River is a quick two-mile drive from Lake Huntington. This winding river offers 73 miles of both thrilling and relaxing outdoor opportunities throughout its season, which starts in mid-April and extends through October. Paddle a small section near Lake Huntington and camp out along its shores while listening to the trickling water as you fall asleep under the stars at night. Keep your eyes open to spot the occasional bald eagle, which nests along the river’s shoreline.
For a bit of social atmosphere, the town of Callicoon is located less than 20 minutes northwest of Lake Huntington and has everything you’ll need for a day away from home. Take your time to admire unique shops along the downtown corridor, stepping into a cafe for a snack or a leisurely dinner at one of the more upscale restaurants. Before the summer ends, snag fresh produce, cheese and local wine from the farmer’s market.
As autumn arrives at Lake Huntington, the sights around you will be one to remember as the Catskill Mountains light up with vibrant colors. As winter rolls around, try ice fishing at the lake. Downhill skiing within the nearby mountains will keep your heart rate up and will make you appreciate that hot mug of cocoa at your lakeside retreat that much more. Check out the Nutshell Arts Center just minutes away from Lake Huntington — it is filled with local art pieces and a cafe for sitting down and chatting with friends any time of the year.
Step into the small town living at Lake Huntington, if only for a weekend getaway. Breathe in the mountain fresh air and sip coffee while surveying the sun’s early morning rise over the lake. It’s hard to tire of this lake!
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Things to do at Lake Huntington
- Vacation Rentals
- Ice Fishing
- Downhill Skiing
Fish species found at Lake Huntington
- Black Bass
- Chain Pickerel
- Largemouth Bass
- Rainbow Trout
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Lake Huntington statistics & helpful links
Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed
Surface Area: 82 acres
Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 1,214 feet
Average Depth: 17 feet
Water Volume: 1,386 acre-feet
Trophic State: Eutrophic
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