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Canoe Carry from Sixth Lake to Fifth Lake

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 28, near Inlet in Hamilton County

The Fulton Chain of Lakes consists of eight lakes starting at a dam at Old Forge extending through navigable waters into Fifth Lake and then by portage to the dam at Sixth Lake.

Fifth Lake is a small pond is about .5 miles long. At most stages of water level the area is navigable by canoes and small boats. Once through the inlet, proceed directly across the lake and enter a winding stream (passable except in very dry weather) that comes in on the left. This leads to an evident landing place to begin a .5 mile carry. Carry canoes uphill along the path and to the left 300 feet to NYS Rt. 28. Be aware of traffic. Proceed right up hill along the highway until you reach 6th Lake Road on the left. Turn left, proceed down the road to the break wall at Sixth Lake. 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.

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Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 28
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
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