view of harbor from lodge lawn
view of harbor from lodge lawn
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Outdoor Fun at Basin Harbor

Fine as our indoor spaces are here at Basin Harbor—elegant dining rooms, the gorgeous private sanctuaries of our cottages—there’s no question our lakeside grounds are a major and perennial attraction of our historic resort.

We’ve written here before about our many on-the-water activities, our fantastic regional hiking in the Green and Adirondack highlands, and our top-class golf course. Today we’re going to spotlight a few of the games and sports activities you’ll find ashore here—just a sampler of the kind of family-friendly outdoor activities you can enjoy without leaving our property!

Test Your Mettle in the Ga-ga Ball Pit

Enter the octagon and see if you have what it takes! Ga-ga ball is a lightning-quick game for nimble feet and dead-eye aim, a cousin of dodgeball in which the object is to avoid being hit below the knee. You’ll find our Basin Harbor ga-ga ball pit on the north side of the resort in back of the Kids Camp.


Whether you’re emphasizing pro-level competitiveness or using it mostly as an excuse to enjoy some wine and Lake Champlain sunshine, you’ll always find croquet on offer somewhere on the Basin Harbor grounds—and it’s always available for corporate retreats, wedding receptions, and any other private events!

Badminton & Tennis

Here at Basin Harbor we boast a pair of Har-Tru tennis courts as well as three all-weather courts, offering opportunities to unleash your inner Serena Williams or Roger Federer all season long. If you’re feeling like your serve isn’t quite Serena-level, or your baseline game falling short of the Rafa Nadal standard, our resort tennis instructors offer lessons and clinics from mid-June to Labor Day; arrange a private class via the Tennis Shot (ext. 895).

Next to the tennis courts you’ll find a badminton net awaiting your prowess with the shuttlecock.

Basketball & Soccer

If round-ball’s more your jam, you’ll find a half-basketball court available outside of our Treehouse Wellness Center.

Then there’s our grass soccer field near The Red Mill, the perfect spot for a casual kick-around with family or friends, or a rousing pickup game.

Enjoy Outdoor Games & Sports Along Lake Champlain at Basin Harbor

From shooting hoops and perfecting your dropshot to intense (but friendly!) ga-ga ball rounds in the octagon, you’ve got a multitude of options for athletic fun and outdoor play with the whole gang here at Basin Harbor.