Laurel Lake (technically a great pond rather than a lake) lies at the western end of the Jacob’s Ladder Trail, and offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including a boat launch. The lake is regularly stocked with trout and is one of only a few lakes in the region that is stocked with broodstock salmon. In the winter, it’s a popular location for ice-fishing and offers a scenic, ungroomed ice-skating experience. Edith Wharton’s historic estate, The Mount, with its restored formal gardens, is on Laurel Lake’s western shore.
Lee, MA 01238