Hop aboard Ballhooter Lift for a scenic ride to Snowshoe’s best kept secret, Shaver’s Lake. Yeah, we know, the lake itself isn’t really a secret. Lots of people know it’s where we get the water to make all that white fluffy stuff each winter. But have you seen how inviting the beach is when the snow is long melted, umbrellas are sticking in the sand and belly laughs are echoing off the water? It’s quite a scene.
And when you’re done adventuring, you can find an evening of relaxation right there on the shore. Grab a bite and a brew from the Boathouse where you can sit back on the deck overlooking the water and enjoy the cool mountain breeze.
The beach area features
Beachfront with chairs and umbrellas
200' dock that provides access to an expanded swimming area with shallow and deep sections
Inflatable floating challenge course and swim platform
Paddleboats, canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards
Stand-up paddleboard clinics and guided hikes
Shaded Spruce glade with picnic tables and hammocks
Play pirate ship and the mega-tower playground
Slacklines, horseshoes, shuffleboard and other lawn games
Access to a network of hiking trails that encircle the lake and ridge of the Basin
A picnic dock located about halfway through Shaver's Lake trail where you can relax and take in impressive views