The Live the Lake NJ Family of businesses are a group of unique experiences and locations around Lake Hopatcong.

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Our family of businesses provide a spectrum of day-trip excursions for all lake enthusiasts to discover the natural beauty, historic charm and vibrant culture of Lake Hopatcong. Our professional dedication to hospitality is matched by our commitment to aesthetically pleasing venues and community involvement – all of which create unparalleled experiences in the Highlands of New Jersey!

Why Lake Hopatcong? 

Lake Hopatcong has been a popular vacation destination in New Jersey for generations! Beginning in the nineteenth century the lake was the destination for city dwellers looking for a vacation hot spot. With the steam boat ferries to whisk them to lavish hotels and campsites, an amusement park, a Yacht Club, and of course the beautiful views, it was easy to fall in love with the lake and all it had to offer.

Today, Lake Hopatcong is thriving and has just as much to enjoy. From water and land adventure tours, to mini golf and ice cream, to delicious meals with amazing views, we know you’ll love your experience with us and find Lake Hopatcong to be one of the best lakes in New Jersey .

Our Initiatives

Live the Lake NJ values giving back to the community through direct contributions and fundraising, as well as facilitating charitable events throughout the year. Some of our initiatives include-

"Dine & Donate" Events

The Windlass partners with select non-profit organizations through our Dine and Donate events where 20% of all proceeds from their purchases are donated back to the organization.


We proudly sponsor events, teams, youth groups, and community organizations that support the growth and health of Lake Hopatcong.

Charitable Donations

We work closely with regional and local nonprofit organizations all year long to help support Tricky Tray events, the annual Elks Leap in the Lake, and the golf outing supporting the Wounded Warriors Project, and more. We also host and facilitate local events.

Thanksgiving Meal

A complimentary holiday lunch for senior citizens is offered at the Windlass and Alice’s.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In October our family of businesses are involved with breast cancer fundraising through activities such as special menus, “pink” drink specials, the sale of pink Live the Lake NJ T-shirts and wristbands, and live entertainment events.

Veterans Cruise on Miss Lotta

Nominated veterans from each of the four lake towns are invited for a complimentary cruise around the lake, while being hailed by well-wishers lined along the shoreline cheering and waving flags.

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