A public boat launch serving all of the lake is located at Ashmere Lake State Forest at the far south end of the lake (accessed from Hickingbotham Road in Hinsdale).
GPS: 42.4516, -73.0864 (center of property)
Paddle, ice skate, snowshoe or ski to this small island in the northern half of Ashmere Lake. If you bring a picnic, make sure to take every crumb home with you to avoid luring hungry wildlife to this isolated habitat.
No camping and no fires, please.