Under the Hemlocks, Canada Lake


This is Canada Lake, only an hour from where we live, near the Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondacks in New York State. Here are the grandchildren enjoying the view across the small, intimate lake.


The kids swam and swam and then skimmed over the water in kayaks  or  a canoe. They even took lake scrub  baths with mild Ivory soap.

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Look at the crystal clear mountain water.  The concrete dock is the only one on the lake and a great place from which to swim or  fish, early in the morning or in the early evening.  The adults spent much time just sunning, and visiting while the kids swam!


This is the path  , step entrance  from the road. A visitor was struck by how Under the Hemlocks  resembles a Steven King setting !


It was a boys camp years ago when the father of the current owner,  owned and ran it.


The wide, comfortable porch  along with the dock were my two favorite places.  Sun shone directly only in the morning and was the place where   I read two book during the week.  The near building is the boathouse which also slept 4 people.

No wifi. . .

No TV. . . . . .

No Fox News. . . . .

No Republican Convention. . . . . .

Family time. . . . . . .

Happy grandchildren . . . . . . . .

No kids or adults plugged into  machine. . . . .

DVDs of favorite kids’ movies in the evening. . . . .

Really a wonderful time. . . . .


About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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12 Responses to Under the Hemlocks, Canada Lake

  1. Looks wonderful! I may want to investigate renting there!

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  2. annetbell says:

    Adirondack by Owners, VR7410 Under the Hemlocks. I think that is all you need to see the post. Let me know if there is a problem. Smiles. . . .


  3. Donna marie says:

    Brought me back to my younger days when our vacations were spent at garnet lake…a man made lake fed by mountain streams.water cold and crystal cleaf.even the Ivory soap baths ..which made me smile because we complained how cold the water was only when bathing but not when we swam
    It was my father’s two weeks of relaxation. Never valid all those momentd until I was an adult.funny how perspective shifts with age.what great day to shard,Anne.it brought back a simpler time

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  4. Angie says:

    What a lovely place Anne. I could live there, but only with several friends to help with upkeep. As usual, I would be the cook because I can’t swim and can only venture outside on cool days, but that sure looks like a great place to vacation.

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