Bowman Lake Association

About BLA

Welcome to the Bowman Lake Association, a social organization of neighbors and friends of Big Bowman Pond on Taborton Mountain in Rensselaer County, New York.
BLA is a member of the New York State Federation of Lake Associations.

BLA has two main purposes:

-to promote social activities among our members
-to encourage members to protect the water quality of Big Bowman Pond and its surrounding environment.

Bowman Lake Association was founded in the 1930s when a group of families, most from nearby Troy, NY, made Big Bowman Pond their summer home away from home.  Today we have year-round and seasonal residents who come from nearby and far away.  Many homes have stayed in the same families for generations while new families have also arrived. The Bowman community is a special place with a beautiful natural environment shared by old friends and new acquaintances.