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One of many canoeing opportunities along the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway, Lewey Lake on NYS Route 30 between Indian Lake and Speculator

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Upper Saranac Lake Canoe Access

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Access the Upper Saranac Lake from Indian Carry, just off Route 30, on the west side of Upper Saranac, with beach launching and parking for 3 cars.

Upper Saranac Lake is one of three connected lakes, part of the Saranac River, between the villages of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. Upper Saranac Lake is the sixth largest lake in the Adirondacks. Its 37 miles of shoreline is 54 percent privately owned, and much of it is lined with camps, be they true Great Camps to small weekend cottages. There are 18 first-come-first serve NYSDEC waterfront campsites on Upper Saranac. This resource is in Section 1 of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile water route extending from Old Forge in the Adirondack Park to Fort Kent, Maine.

Closest Community:

Tupper Lake

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Best Season:spring, summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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