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Long Pond Lake

Omega’s 80-acre Long Pond Lake is a serene haven for recreation and wildlife. At the shore, you’ll find a sandy beach and plenty of canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to help you enjoy the outdoors. Take time to go for a swim, paddle a canoe, or relax in one of our shaded hammocks. Our Lake is free from the noise of motorboats and in the quiet, you just might spot one of the two wildlife species it protects, the endangered northern cricket frog and the Blanding’s turtles, a threatened species.

To access Long Pond Lake, just follow one of the marked paths across from the Dining Hall, on the opposite side of Lake Drive.

Long Pond Lake Hours
11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. All swimming is supervised by professionally certified lifeguards.

Long Pond Lake may be closed for swimming due to inclement weather, if no lifeguard is available, or if water quality is compromised. Closures may occur with no advance notice. We apologize for any inconvenience as we make every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities.

What People are Saying About Omega’s Long Pond Lake

"My most valuable experience at Omega's Rhinebeck campus was seeing several shooting stars over the Lake."

"I loved swimming in Long Pond Lake. It was great!"

"Lying in a hammock near the Lake was wonderful."