Moreau Lake State Park's lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors. A wooden pavilion with a 120-person capacity and three canvas tents, which can accommodate from 35-50 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella and fishing gear can be rented. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent daily. Located on the beach road is our vacation rental. The Lake Shore Cottage provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows and a cozy fireplace.

Nice, easy hike with decent views of Moreau Lake and mountains to the east. Park as a lot of connecting trails of varying degrees of difficulty and nice views.

Not so easy. We were nearby and thought we'd introduce my Autistic son to hiking with this trail. While some parts were easy, there were sections of steep slopes covered in rocks that were difficult at times. The. View at the top is worth the struggle. It's a great workout and one woman we met on the trail uses it to train for high peaks hikes.

Good trail for a more leisurely walk rather than a hike, dogs often come across some on leashes some not so keep it in mind

trail running
5 months ago

Very pretty and shady. Rocky terrain ascent may make it difficult for some. Overlook at top is lovely.
One note - note everyone observes the leashed pet laws, making it an annoyance & potential hazard when traversing the trail.
At the top of the overlook it would be nice if groups who hike and gather at this lookout point be mindful of others seeking respite in nature. The volume level of a group there was such that you could hear them well before and after the approach. Unfortunately on the way down, listening to them as they descended as their children ran ahead unaccompanied made it a waste of seeking communing with nature.

Please be mindful of your pets and surroundings so that all may escape the stress of the business week on the weekends around the lake

This is a state park with an entrance fee. FYI.

A nice area to walk around!

7 months ago

7 months ago

Fairly easy hike to the overlook until the last bit. The ascent wasn't bad but the rocks were pretty icy. Still, the clear day and the view were worth it!

Great climb to the overlook. Very rocky though.
Paddle boarded around the lake....beautiful extremely clear water.

Great park with tons of great trails. Trails are generally well marked... only quibble is sometimes they are not well marked exactly where they need to be.

Addendum to Debra B's comment above: Maps are available at the ranger house right adjacent to the main toll booth entrance.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Really beautiful lake with a great swimming beach. There looks to be some great hiking trails but there are no maps. since we weren't familiar with the park we were hesitant about wandering too far. looks good for camping, we were only there for a little while.

This was NOT an easy hike. We took the red trail which started off easy next to the lake and then climbed up precipitously till it met the blue trail to the overlook. It took us 1.5 hrs to climb up. Wear sturdy hiking shoes as there are many roots and rocks to navigate over. Don't do this on a hot day or with elderly parents!