Introduction to Lake Mohegan, New York
Lake Mohegan History
Lake Mohegan, popularly known as Mohegan Lake, is located in the Town of Yorktown. The first European settlers to arrive in this territory were Dutch. Between 1626 and 1700, the area saw a surge in Dutch population. During the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, the area was a well-known resort community. The Mohegan Colony was established in 1930. However, by the 1970s, the lake had become mostly unusable for swimming purposes due to eutrophication.
Lake Mohegan and nearby Attractions
- Katonah Museum of Art
- Bartlett Arboretum
- Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
- Mount Gulian Historic Site
- Bear Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Lake Mohegan
Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the Putnam Historical Society & Foundry School Museum, the West Point Museum and the Peekskill Museum are some of the museums located near Lake Mohegan. The Cortlandt Town Center is a popular shopping mall in Lake Mohegan. The Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park and Hudson Highlands State Park offer hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking opportunities, while Hollow Brook Golf Club, Garrison Golf Club and Mohansic Golf Club are the local golf courses.
Lake Mohegan Transportation
Air transportation is available from Stewart International Airport.
Lake Mohegan Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Pace University-Pleasantville Briarcliff, SUNY Westchester Community College and Iona College.