Nature as Teacher

A visit to Mountain Lake is not just a getaway, it’s an opportunity to engage, learn and fall in love with nature. Our unique self-contained conservancy provides an ecosystem just waiting for you to discover.

If you’ve always wanted to teach your child to fish, name the constellations, or paddle river rapids, then you have come to the right place. Guests who visit Mountain Lake not only create fun, lasting memories, they also learn about nature.

  • Family programs for adults and children  offer a diverse family learning experience. Explore the Civil War history of our resort, walking the path that Union General George Crook and his troops marched in 1864. Or gaze at the clear view of the stars during our family astronomy hour followed by a bonfire and s'mores.
  • Adults learn about the richness of our ecosystem through trained naturalists , donating their time to inspire visitors. Early morning birding excursions, endangered Hemlock and forest ecology programs, astronomy and the geology of the lake are just a few programs that enrich your understanding of nature.

These memorable experiences at Mountain Lake Lodge foster a lifelong fascination and affection for nature and its systems long after you return home.