Lake Mohonk

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Lake Mohonk
Mohonk Mountain House 2011 View of Mohonk Lake from One Hiking Trail FRD 3247.jpg
Lake Mohonk
Location Ulster County, New York
Coordinates 41°45′58″N 074°09′25″W / 41.76611°N 74.15694°W / 41.76611; -74.15694Coordinates: 41°45′58″N 074°09′25″W / 41.76611°N 74.15694°W / 41.76611; -74.15694
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Settlements Marbletown

Lake Mohonk is a lake at the eastern end of Marbletown New York, United States, in Ulster County about 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Poughkeepsie.

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Lake surrounded by hills, under a cloudy sky.
1858 painting of Lake Mohonk

The small lake, one-half mile (800 m) long and 60 feet (18 m) deep, is located 1,245 feet (379 m) above sea level in the towns of Rochester and Marbletown near Sky Top Mountain, at 1,542 feet (470 m) one of the highest peaks of the Shawangunk Ridge.

The peak of Sky Top lies just east of the south end of the lake; to the west, Eagle Cliff rises to a height of 1,412 feet (430 m). Competitors in the Survival of the Shawangunks swim the lake as their final aquatic leg of the competition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janon Fisher (September 13, 2004). "50 Miles of Scenic Suffering for Fun, Fitness and Health". New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

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