Glenmere Lake Statistics


5 KM

Estimated Time

2 hours

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Glenmere Lake is a colonial mill pond or reservoir located in Orange County, New York, USA. It is New York State's largest and virtually last habitat of the Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans), listed as endangered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The lake is threatened by both private and municipal development. The lake is part of the greater Orange County-owned Glenmere Preserve, one of the largest wild areas in Orange County. Glenmere Lake is the most biologically diverse natural feature of Orange County, with hardwood swamp, shale ridgelines, wide marsh, mossy bogs, vernal pools and an open-water reservoir. Such biodiversity, present in New York’s fastest-growing county, underscores the critical nature of Glenmere’s unique habitat. The Glenmere Reservoir lands are home to bald eagles, six species of hawk and six of owl. Endangered plant and animal species inhabit the Glenmere lands- in fact, New York State’s largest and virtually last population of endangered northern cricket frogs inhabits the entire parcel. Glenmere straddles Orange County’s two largest Hudson River watershed basins: The Wallkill, on its western side, and the Moodna, on its east (Represented by its westernmost tributary, the Black Meadow Creek). The Glenmere Reservoir Lands include a "watershed ambiguous zone" where small brooks split off into either watershed. The lake and associated county lands comprise sections of the towns and villages of Warwick, Chester, Sugar Loaf and Florida. The 1912 Glenmere mansion still overlooks the reservoir. Studies of the lake and its associated periphery are performed by the educational non-profit Glenmere Conservation Coalition. The state recently slapped Orange County, the Town of Chester and Village of Florida with a $350,000 penalty, finding they had blown off decades of warnings to keep the Glenmere Lake Dam in safe condition and had attempted repairs on the dam without obtaining permits.{{}}

The Glenmere Lake is a beautiful and serene place to visit in upstate New York. The lake is surrounded by lush green forests and rolling hills, and the clear blue water is perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating. There are also several picnic areas around the lake, as well as a playground and a small beach. The Glenmere Lake is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.

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Access fee $ 0.00

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Glenmere Lake
Glenmere Lake, New York, USA

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Starting Point

The Glenmere Lake trails can be accessed from the parking lot on Route 17A in Florida, New York.

Why visit Glenmere Lake

The Glenmere Lake is a beautiful place to visit in New York. The lake is surrounded by trees and is a great place to go fishing, swimming, or boating. The lake is also a great place to go for a walk or a picnic.

Is Glenmere 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. However, Glenmere Lake is a beautiful place with plenty of activities to keep families busy.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Glenmere Lake in New York are swimming, fishing, and boating.

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails in the area around Glenmere Lake, including the Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Catskill Mountain Trail.

2. Fishing: Glenmere Lake is a popular spot for fishing, with a variety of fish species available.

3. Boating: Visitors can enjoy boating on Glenmere Lake.

4. Swimming: The lake is a great spot for swimming in the summer months.

5. Picnicking: There are a number of picnic areas around the lake where visitors can enjoy a meal outdoors.

Where to eat?

1. The Boathouse at Glenmere Lake

2. The Rusty Nail

3. The Inn at Glenmere

4. The Gilded Otter

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