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Hoel Pond Canoe Access

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

From the center of Saranac Inn, and Route 30, take Floodwood Road to Hoel Pond Road, and travel northward, looking for parking and water access.

There are great campsites along the shore of Hoel Pond. The bottom of this pond is sandy and is shallow for a long way out towards the center of the pond. From the launch at Hoel Pond, take a route through Turtle and Slang Ponds, with a carry of about 0.2 mile into Long Pond. Canoe through Long Pond to a point on the south shore about a mile from the west end. the start of a carry of about 0.75 mile into Floodwood Pond. Cross Floodwood Pond to the southeast, canoe down Fish Creek to the carry at Follensby Clear Pond and then north to the carry to Polliwog Pond. From Polliwog, return to Hoel Pond by the 0.5 mile carry that begins at the northeast shore.

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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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