Pleasant Lake, NY
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About Pleasant Lake
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 Pleasant Lake is lined with organic matter, Aquatic plants, silt, and mud. The water is generally clear and contains brown tannins giving the lake a clear brown hue. On sunny days you can see down 4-6 feet.
The lake’s temperature in mid-summer ranges from 70 – 75 on average and fluctuates with the recent air temperatures and rain levels. In the winter the lake freezes completely.
On the average summer day, the lake is calm and smooth offering a nicer reflection of the sky and water line.
FISHING: Pleasant Lake has some fish.
WILDLIFE: In the summer the lake is home to Loons, ducks, seagulls and Geese. You will find occasional sightings of Bald Eagles, Blue Herrins 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: Pleasant Lake is a non-motorized private lake.
Access is only available if you find a vacation rental on the lake, are granted access by a resident of the lake or you contact Camp Aldersgate, A Catholic summer Camp / Retreat .
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: Brantingham is a popular boating lake. You will find Ski boats, Pontoon boats, Jetski’s, Kayaks, SUP’s (stand-up paddleboards) Sailboats and many other floating sporting equipments on the lake. Residents often are found waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing and tubing behind boats. The largest typical boat size on the lake is around 23 feet long. Most larger boats are not found on the lake and would be frowned upon by local residents.
BUSINESSES: Brantingham has 3 Primary Restaurants. The Pine Tree Tavern, The Coachlight Inn, and the Brantingham Inn and Motel. There is also a very nice 18-hole golf course appropriately named the Brantingham Golf Course that is between Brantingham Lake and Lake of the Pines. There is one General Store also appropriately named The Brantingham General Store. In the center of all these locations is the Brantingham Fire Department.
VACATION RENTALS: There are only a few Vacation Rentals on Pleasant Lake
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.
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