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Colgate Lake - Hiking


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Colgate Lake Statistics


6 KM

Estimated Time

3 hours

What are the activities at Colgate Lake ?


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Why choose a trail at Colgate Lake?

The Colgate Lake is a beautiful place to visit in upstate New York. The lake is surrounded by forested hills and is a great spot for fishing, swimming, and boating. There are also several hiking trails that wind through the area, providing great views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

What are the services on site?

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What are the coordinates and address of Colgate Lake?

Colgate Lake
Colgate Lake, Jewett, NY 12424, USA

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Starting Point

The Colgate Lake trails can be accessed from the Colgate University campus. There is a parking lot on campus near the trails.

Why visit Colgate Lake

The Colgate Lake is a beautiful place to visit in upstate New York. The lake is surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, and it is a great place for fishing, swimming, and boating. The scenery is breathtaking, and there are plenty of hiking trails in the area.

Is Colgate Lake in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since what may be a good place for one family may not be ideal for another. That said, Colgate Lake is a beautiful spot with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Colgate Lake in New York are swimming, fishing, and hiking. A bref description not to be missed near Colgate Lake in New York is the beautiful scenery and the opportunity to enjoy nature.

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails in the area around Colgate Lake, including the Colgate Lake Trail, which is a moderate 2.5-mile hike that takes you around the lake.

2. Fishing: The lake is stocked with trout and bass, so it's a great spot for fishing.

3. Swimming: The lake is a great place to take a swim on a hot day.

4. Boating: You can rent boats at the lake or bring your own to enjoy a day on the water.

5. Picnicking: There are several areas around the lake where you can set up a picnic lunch.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse at Colgate Lake

2. The Rusty Nail

3. The Boathouse at Canandaigua Lake

4. The Boathouse at Keuka Lake

5. The Boathouse at Seneca Lake

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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