Lily Lake was once owned privately by The Baldpate Inn, and is now part of our Rocky Mountain National Park. For our guests even today the area still feels like our own outdoor retreat with the majestic backdrop of Longs Peak. Enjoying it today, it is hard to imagine when older guests tell us the lake was named for the lily pads that once covered it.
Love this old photo sent to us several years ago by the Massaro family in Florida, taken they believe in the 1950s, of Mrs. Massaro and her sister escaping to the Lake.
Be it watersports at Lily Lake, horseback riding, or long distance running, Baldpate has long connection with wellness and outdoor activities.
Not real certain it truly qualifies as an extreme sport, but these early photos at Lily Lake of water skiing via horse power, seems a little crazy in my book!
Maybe one should actually call it surfing???
Written by Lois Smith