Brantingham Lake from above
Parasail on Brantingham Lake
Courtesy Pine Cove Rentals
Dawn at Brantingham Lake
Rounding the bend of Grant Island
Brantingham Golf Course
Dawn at Brantingham Lake
Brantingham Lake is a 327 acres (1.32 km2) lake, within the Adirondack Park, located east of the hamlet Brantingham in Lewis County, New York. Home to both seasonal and year round residents, the lake and surrounding area offer public boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, ATV, horse, and snowmobile trails, the Brantingham Golf Club, Catspaw Country Market and a variety of restaurants including the Pine Tree Tavern, Brantingham Inn Motel, Trailside Inn, and Coach Light Inn. During the winter months, the area receives an average 200 inches of snow, making Brantingham a popular destination for winter enthusiasts.
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Local maps from New York State to the Lake.
Oneida Indians, who called the lake "Fish Lake", ceded most of the land in and around Brantingham to the state of New York by formal treaty on February 22, 1788.
In 1793, Alexander Macomb made an application to purchase more than 3,500,000 acres (14,000 km2) of land at six cents an acre, including all of Lewis County. On April 4, 1794, the land was sold to Thomas Hopper Brantingham of Philadelphia for $23,073, (forty-six cents an acre), however soon after, he executed three mortgages on the land, neglecting to make good on his debts, eventually it was sold again.
John Greig became the next to acquire the land on which Brantingham sits. The town name eventually was changed to Greig, due to the past negative perception of Thomas Hooper Brantingham. Even with this change, the lake and surrounding hamlet kept the name Brantingham.
The Black River offers walleye, small mouth bass and northern pike,
hunting [deer, bear, rabbit, ruffed grouse, woodcock and turkey].
There are 218 square miles of public land, four deer management
units, 139,377 acres of forest preserve and state forests,
and a 5,000-acre wildlife management area.
Brantingham Lake covers 341 acres (1.38 km2) with eleven miles (18 km) of shoreline. The lake has a maximum depth of 70 feet, and an average depth of 30 feet in accordance with fluctuating yearly water levels. There are two islands present, Grant, or Round Island, and Dark Island, in the north, northwest region. Two distinct sand bars, each one marked by buoys and one visibly submerged sand bar stemming off of Dark Island are visible. Depending on yearly water levels, these shallow sand bars may only be covered by a few feet of water, requiring caution from boaters. The lake bottom yields little vegetation, but rather is covered by organic matter and sand, making the lake favorable for recreational use during the summer months.
On the southwestern side of the lake, a stone bridge crosses an inlet leading to the portion of the lake that is referred to as the "Lily Pond" and near the farthest end of it to the west of the base of "Shady Point" is a small dam used to draw down lake levels from October to May in order to prevent shore erosion and damage to docks during the winter. The water traveling over that dam flows south to the Lake of the Pines.
Some good eats and libations
STAY AT THE LAKE
This is our main page for available rentals. Summer/Winter rentals are very popular and reservations should be made well in advance.
- PINE COVE RENTALS - Summer
Two camps to choose from both beach front properties. Comfortable with plenty of amenities.
- PEACEFUL PINES - Year Round
A traditional Adirondack charming open timber camp is located on the south side of Long Point.
=> Special June Rental - more info...
- PINE CONE POINT - Year Round
Pine Cone Point has been renovated in the Adirondack style with knotty pine interior and peeled log supports.
=> Inquire about various available Fall dates in Sept and Oct @ $750 weekly.
BRANTINGHAM LAKE HOUSE - Year Round
Offering year-round rental, beach front property and huge back yard with private basketball court. Perfect winter rental for snow mobiling or skiing and ideal summer location with private beach. Learn more by visiting: www.brantinghamlakehouse.com
- GLEASMANS - Summer
Lake Front Cottage.
Newly remodeled upstairs bedrooms.
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SNOW CAPITOL OF THE EAST
Receiving an average snow fall of 200 inches, skiers, snowmobiling,
skaters, cross-country skiers and others will find plenty of frozen
lakes, trails, mountains, and ski resorts Snow Ridge, Big Tupper,
Gore Mountain, Titus Mountain, Whiteface Mountain to find winter
activities at there best. Eighty-six miles of marked trails and
over 500 miles of trails wind trough dense forest and wide open
spaces through this scenic Forest Preserve. The rugged mountain
scenery, heavy winter snows, and a pleasant summer climate combine
to make this a popular year-round resort area. The lake is close
to all activities all year round.
With over 500 miles of groomed packed trails, this is the perfect
snowmobiling destination. With trail-side dining, fuel, entertainment
and accommodations, you can enjoy a safe fun-packed snowmobiling
vacation in the great outdoors. Enjoy some of the finest riding
in the east on professionally groomed and maintained trails.