Find Yourself Here


There is no better place to connect with nature than Pyramid Life Center.

Everything about our property encourages the exploration of our hiking trails, waterfalls, lake, and other waterways. Wake up to the sound of birds and sip your coffee on the dock overlooking Pyramid Lake and fall asleep to the surreal sound of Adirondack Loons crooning in the water. Pack a picnic lunch and hike to a waterfall or eat dinner with friends and family at a picnic table surrounded by fireflies. If you join us at the dining hall, you’ll find community tables with friends and family gathered to break bread together. Crackling campfires, Adirondack chairs, and the sound of other campers laughing in the distance – there is a unique feeling of warmth at Pyramid Life Center that is hard to find elsewhere. Please join us and discover all there is to explore at our beautiful 750-acre Adirondack retreat center.

waterfall and hiking at Pyramid Life Center

“The conversations, the lake, the sky, the woods, the loons. What is there not to love?”

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On the Water

Kayaks, canoes, and sailboats are available to guests, along with life vests and other safety equipment. Enjoy paddling around the lake, exploring the wooded 16-acre island, or casting a line for smallmouth bass (NYS fishing license is required.) There are also smaller creeks and swamps bursting with wildlife. Motorized boats are not allowed on Pyramid Lake, so the water is crystal clear, the air is fresh, and the lake is a quiet place to find peace.

On the water: Canoeing and Kayaking on Pyramid Lake
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At the beach: Swimming in Pyramid Lake

At the Beach

A small sand beach on Pyramid Lake is available for families (or anyone) looking to build sandcastles or take a dip in the lake. There is also a dock further out in the water that people can swim to, which allows for a safe diving experience. Please know that everyone who swims in the lake does so at their own risk – there is no lifeguard on duty.

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On the Trail

Lace up your hiking boots (or a good pair of sneakers you don’t mind getting dirty) and set out on one of our many wilderness trails. Our forest is bursting with wildlife, so keep an eye out for countless birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and the occasional deer. On a lucky day, you might cross paths with a porcupine (keep your distance) or a skunk (more distance, still). The terrain is rugged, but never goes above “moderate” difficulty. Pack a picnic lunch and you can sit by a waterfall, observe water birds in a creek, or listen to the thrum of toads serenading one another in the lily-studded swamp.

On the trail: Hiking in the woods near Pyramid Lake
Recreation area on Pyramid Lake - swimming, boating, fishing and more