Brant Lake, New York

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Brant Lake
Brant Lake in 2003
Brant Lake in 2003
Brant Lake is located in New York
Brant Lake
Brant Lake
Coordinates: 43°40′35″N 73°44′58″W / 43.67639°N 73.74944°W / 43.67639; -73.74944Coordinates: 43°40′35″N 73°44′58″W / 43.67639°N 73.74944°W / 43.67639; -73.74944[1]
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (DST)
ZIP code
Area code518

Brant Lake is a hamlet in the town of Horicon in Warren County, New York, United States.[2] It is located approximately halfway between Albany to the south and Plattsburgh to the north.


Since the mid-1880s, Brant Lake has been a popular fishing and hunting area among wealthy visitors including Theodore Roosevelt. Around 1900, several hotels began catering to these wealthy visitors. Summer camps for youth were established around the same time.[3] Brant Lake Camp was incorporated by R.B. Gerstenzang, J.E. Eberly, and John F. Malloy in 1917. For over 100 years, the camp has been considered one of the best in the country and been featured for their rich history[4] by Town and Country Magazine [5] . [6][7] Brant Lake Lodge was one of oldest hotels in the area of the Adirondacks; it burned down in April 1925.[8]

Brant Lake has had a post office and postmaster since at least 1892.[9] The seat of government of the Town of Horicon is today located in the hamlet.[10]


The hamlet is just east of the Adirondack Northway, accessible via interchange 25. NY Route 8 traverses the hamlet.[11] The hamlet is named for the eponymous lake which it surrounds. Brant Lake's ZIP code is 12815. The central part of the hamlet is located to the south of the lake, but ZIP Code 12815 extends to the northern end of the lake and ultimately to the border between Warren County and Essex County. Several summer camps and vacation homes, as well as homes of those who live in the hamlet year-round, line the perimeter of the lake, especially along the eastern and northern shores. The summer camps include Brant Lake Camp, Point O' Pines Camp, Pilgrim Camp, and the Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation.



  1. ^ GNIS-enwiki
  2. ^ NYS Department of Transportation Raster Quadrangle K49 (Map). 1:24,000. Cartography by USGS. NYS DOT. 1992. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Murtagh, Colleen. "A Brief History of Horicon". Town of Horicon Historical Society. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "History". The Brant Lake Way. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  5. ^ "Town and Country Magazine", Wikipedia, 2018-12-30, retrieved 2019-12-09
  6. ^ "New Incorporations". The New York Times. March 25, 1917. p. E5.
  7. ^ "A Summer Camp for Seniors Only" (advertisement). The New York Times. May 8, 1942. p. 2.
  8. ^ "Brant Lake Lodge Burned". The New York Times. April 20, 1925. p. 19.
  9. ^ "Postmasters Appointed". The New York Times. March 30, 1892. p. 2.
  10. ^ "Official Municipal Website". Town of Horicon. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  11. ^ Overview of Brant Lake near I-87 (Map). Cartography by Google. Google. Retrieved April 2, 2011.