Chodikee Lake area has storied, colorful history

Tucked away, north of Route 299 in Highland, is a quiet, 100-acre lake with a long and colorful history. Shaped like a spade on a playing card, Chodikee Lake has been home to religious cultists, wild men, farmers, bootleggers, an all-boys school, a fancy hotel, a summer camp, a lovable tramp, orthodox Jews and juvenile offenders . . .

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