Cottage resort

La Bella Vista on autumn lake

hunting/ fishing/ wildlife

State Lands Interactive Mapper

​Map Collection for hunting, fishing, wildlife and more

Hunting Seasons for everything from deer, bear and small game


The Pines Golf course,16 miles away

The Elms Golf course, 17 miles away

Brennan Greens Golf course, 17 minutes away

Emerald Crest Golf Club,25 miles away

Emerald Crest Golf Club

Battle Island State Park, 30 miles away

Tamarack Golf Club, 29 miles away

Turning Stone Casino, three courses (PGA- level), golf dome, 50 minutes away

Full Oswego County Golf Course List

More fun outdoors...

apple and berry picking


Godfrey's Last Stand (blueberry and more), Phoenix,  28 miles away

Behling Orchards (apples, pumpkins) Mexico, 20 miles away

Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, 50 miles away

Other Local Fruit Stand close by, just ask for directions when you get here!

More Info On Pick Your Own

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Salmon river fish hatchery

minutes from cottage

The hatchery, just 3 miles from La Bella Vista on Autumn Lake

Salmon river falls

a must see, just minutes from our cottage

The falls (pdf here)are approximately 2 miles away from the cottages, this is a spectacular site

The falls made the NBC National News January 2014.  They were frozen solid.  What a spectacular site!  See the video here.

Pictures don't do this justice!  Come see it for yourself.

Four Seasons of Fun at autumn lake outdoor activities



Autumn Lake or  Salmon River

World Class Fishing

All fishermen on Autumn Lake practice catch and release in order to preserve the spectacular fishing for many years to come!   Autumn Lake is spring fed and has excellent bass fishing, walleye & pan-fish. 

You may prefer to participate in the world class fishing of the Douglaston  Salmon Run  while you visit La Bella vista. 

If you wish to fish the Salmon River the Lower Reservoir is across the street from the La Bella Vista entrance & Upper Fly Fishing Section is only .25 miles away!  It doesn't get much easier than that!

Ski- Cross country/ downhill/Snowshoe



Snowmobile/ ATV


We are famous in the Tug Hill area for our incredible fishing, plentiful forests and  heavy snowfall in the winter months. 

There is so much to do especially for the outdoor enthusiast, here are a few ideas... 

Tug Hill (C5 trail) access point is just outside your door at La Bella Vista!  Great for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ATV'ing.  Here is a wonderful resource to help you plan your trip, check out the recreation guide map. 

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center: cross country skiing,  19 miles away

Winona Forest, 9233 acre state forest for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ATV'ing & mushing, 20 minutes away

Selkirk Shores State Park great for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, 15 miles away

Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center, skiing, tubing, and more just under an hour away

Whetstone Gulf State Park (gorge), located on eastern edge of Tug Hill Plateau, great for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, just over an hour away

Maple Ridge Center, cross country skiing, tubing (largest snow tubing hill in Northern NY), just over an hour away

Snowmobile Oswego County  has lots of trail info, download the smartphone app today!

Clinton Square Ice Rink, Syracuse, NY 45 minutes away


leaf peepers/ birdwatchers

Autumn Lake is gorgeous in the fall.  Come see for yourself! 

Peak Foliage Info for NYS
Spectacular Bird watching at
  Selkirk Shores (15 miles away)

Three Mile Bay (an hour away)

Birding, Onondaga Audubon,Derby Hill Bird Observatory, 25 minutes away


Above All, Syracuse NY

Balloon Rides over Syracuse, Fayetteville, NY, 45 miles away

Sandy beach

Swim at Sandy Island Beach Park (on Lake Ontario), just 15 minutes away

white water rafting

Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc.,Raft the Salmon River!

Whitewater Challengers., Raft the Salmon River!