Wolf Lake (New York)

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Wolf Lake is a lake located near Wurtsboro, New York. The spring-fed 340 acre lake is a 90-minute drive from New York City.[1]

History[edit]

In 1940, Wolf Lake and the surrounding area was purchased by seven men, who intended to create a summer retreat for fishing and boating. They built cabins and bungalows on the property for summer use. In 1970, the residents at the time bought shares in the corporation that had been set up to own the lake, and in doing so purchased Wolf Lake.[2]

The focal point of the community, the Wolf Lake clubhouse, provides social and recreational activities for members, such as a pancake breakfast, an annual picnic, swimming events and dinners. Certified personnel at the beach area provide swimming lessons. A caretaker lives on the premises year round.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Water activities include sailboating, canoeing, rowing, and electric boating (the lake has a ban on gasoline-powered boats to preserve water quality). As for fishing, the lake has sunfish, freshwater bass, pickerel, perch, pike, and bluegills. The surrounding woodlands are good for hiking, mountain biking, riding ATV's, and seasonal hunting. In the winter, the woods also offer snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.lakehouse.com/search.php?cid=646&s_res=AND
  2. ^ "Wolf Lake History". Wolf Lake, Inc. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 41°35′13″N 74°35′20″W / 41.58694°N 74.58889°W / 41.58694; -74.58889