After my 50th High School Reunion in Niskayuna, I drove up the Northway to Paradox Lake, where my cousin and her husband have a "camp". I have never been to that 4 mile long lake and found it very attractive, private, ecologically protected, yet not totally islolated. I say "camp" since it is a lovely home that can be all seasons, with a gorgeous fireplace and panoramic view of the lake.
The Schroon River had overflowed, which covered their dock and the beach, but it was definitely not severe. NYS is certainly blessed with many lovely retreats, many of which are in the Adirondacks. Here are some of the photos I snapped while there.