Lake of the Pines, NY

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About Lake of the Pines


WEATHER CONDITIONS: Brantingham enjoys time within each of the 4 seasons, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Temperatures in the summer average in the mid to high 70’s and can get up to the 90’s Farenheight at times.   Winters can be quite frigid at temperatures well below 0 but averaging in the mid to high 20’s.  Brantingham gets an average snowfall of 200 inches per year.  The cold weather and proximity to lake effect snow make it an ideal location for those who enjoy the snow such as snowmobilers and skiers.  Summers welcome a variety of water and boating activities as well as Mountain Biking, ATV riding, hiking, and Horseback riding.  Fall is an especially beautiful season when all the trees turn colors.

WATER CONDITIONS – The floor of Lake of the Pines is mostly organic matter, silt and mud.   The water is quite clear and contains brown tannins giving the lake a clear brown hue.   On sunny days you can see down 6-8 feet.  

The lakes temperature in mid summer ranges from 70 – 76 on average and fluctuates with the recent air temperatures and rain levels.  In the winter the lake freezes solid.

On the average summer day the lake is calm and smooth offering a nice reflection of the sky and water line. 

FISHING:  Lake of the Pines has good fishing including Bass, Rock Bass, Rainbow Trout, Perch and Pickeral.

Clear Sky
73º - 46º
2.73 mph


WILDLIFE:  In the summer the lake is home to Loons and Blue Herrins.  You will find occasional sightings of Bald Eagles, Ducks, Geese and other birds like Blue Jays, Robbins, Chickadees, Hummingbirds, and Finches.   Red, Grey Squirrels, and Chipmunks are commonly found scurrying up and down trees.   Black Bears have been known to ransack garbage containers in the night, but are rarely seen during the day.   Deer are commonly seen walking along the lake and in the winter walking across it.   There are also Fox, Beavers, Mink and Racoons found in the area.

LAKE ACCESS / PARKING:  Lake of the Pines is a private lake and offers no public access.  The only way to have access is to purchase property, rent one of the vacation rentals or have a resident grant you access.

RECREATION:  In the summer Brantingham is a hot tourist area for area ATV and UTV riders.  The area boasts some of the best riding trails in New England and is host to the local ATV club the Turin Ridge Riders.   Their website is: TURIN RIDGE RIDERS

A trail permit is required to ride the local trails.  They can be purchased on the Turin Ridge Riders website as well as at Kovach Repair in Brantingham.   Kovach Repair does not have a website but their facebook page is:  KOVACH REPAIR

Just outside Brantingham toward Greig is the motocross race track called High Voltage  MX.  They do not have a website but you can find news and updates on their facebook page: HIGH VOLTAGE MX

BOATING:  Only non-motorized vehicles such as paddleboats, kayaks, canoes, SUP’s and Rowboats are allowed on the lake.

BUSINESSES:   Lake of the Pines has no businesses on the lake.  Brantingham has 3 Primary Restaurants.  The Pine Tree Tavern, The Coachlight Inn, and the Brantingham Inn and Motel.    There is one General Store also appropriately named The Brantingham General Store.  In the center of all these locations is the  Brantingham Fire Department.  There is also a very nice 18-hole golf course appropriately named the Brantingham Golf Course that is borders Brantingham Lake, the Lily pond and Lake of the Pines. 


VACATION RENTALS:  There are only a small handful of Vacation Rentals on Lake of the Pines.   

To view any current properties for rent, view the virtual tour of the lake and navigate the FLIGHTPLAN to VACATION RENTALS 

REAL ESTATE MARKET:   Waterfront properties for sales are few and far between right now.  With the coming of Covid 19 urban sprawl has made the area more popular than ever with those looking for more remote locations to live.

To view any current properties for sale, view the virtual tour of the lake and navigate the FLIGHTPLAN to PROPERTIES FOR SALE  purchase 

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