Introduction to Lake Carmel, New York
Lake Carmel History
The first European settlers arrived in Kent sometime around 1750. The community experienced significant development in the 1920s, after the establishment of manmade Lake Carmel. Located in the southeast corner of the town, the lake was built by two brothers, Warren and Arthur Smadbeck. In the 1930s, the area became a prominent vacation getaway.
Lake Carmel and nearby Attractions
- Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
- Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve
- Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
- Weir Farm National Historic Site
- Beardsley Zoological Gardens
- Lake Carmel
Things To Do In Lake Carmel
The Weir Farm National Historic Site, the John Jay Homestead Historic Site, the Danbury Railway Museum and Keeler Tavern Museum are all close by. The 305-acre Seth Low Pierrepont State Park Reserve offers opportunities for visitors to enjoy hiking, fishing and boating. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Bear Mountain State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park and Fahnestock State Park are some of the other popular destinations in the area.
Lake Carmel Transportation
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
Lake Carmel Higher Education
Albertus Magnus College, Bard College and Bergen Community College are some of the colleges accessible from Lake Carmel.