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Mountain biking opportunities exist along each of the Scenic Byways, from scenic back roads to trails through the woods

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Lake Clear

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 86 and State Rt. 30, in Franklin County

Lake Clear in the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area, is near Upper Saranac Lake, and Paul Smiths College.

The hamlet of Lake Clear borders pristine Lake Clear. Much of the shoreline of this wonderful Adirondack lake is owned by the State of New York, making it perfect for peaceful canoeing, kayaking, and sailing. Local outfitters can provide equipment. Families will especially enjoy a picnic and swimming at the public beach at the east end of the lake.

In the early 1900s Lake Clear was a highly desirable tourism location for wealthy families from throughout the Northeast, and one of the waters on the historic "Seven Carries," a canoe route that is now in the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area.

If you're a snowmobiler, you'll love the trail at nearby Lake Clear Junction that runs along an abandoned rail bed and gives you access to hundreds of miles of interconnected trails through beautiful forests and small communities in the Adiorndack Park. Lots of "Poker Runs" are scheduled throught the winter.

Saint John in the Wilderness, with Catholic masses and community events, is a beautiful example of tradtional Adirondack style architecture.

Enjoy Adirondack inspired cuisine at local eateries, and Adiorndack-style accomodations at historic inns and rental cabins.

Commercial service at the Lake Clear Airport, officially known as the Adirondack Regional Airport, will give you easy air access from New York City and Boston to the Tri-Lakes Region -- Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake.

Beginning in the north in Malone, just a few miles below the Canadian border, down to the Mohawk River Valley in the middle of New York State, the 188-mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway gives travelers easy access to the scenic beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. Enjoy year-round recreational activities, countless opportunities to explore history, and the friendly people and relaxed pace of life you'll find in communities along this byway.

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