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Raquette River, with a number of public access points, along NYS Routes 30 and 3 near Tupper Lake on the Olympic Trail and Adirondack Trail, by Joel Augenstein

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Raquette River Boat Launch near Tupper Lake

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3, near Tupper Lake in Franklin County

Experience the second longest river in New York State from this access point between the villages of Tupper and Saranac Lake.

The Raquette River flows through three counties and past or through some 16 towns and villages before emptying into the Saint Lawrence Seaway in Franklin County at the Mohawk Reservation. This boat launch, referred to as the Crusher, is a NYS DEC-maintained boat launch area on the southern side of Routes 3 and 30, four miles east of Village of Tupper Lake. Features a hard surface ramp and parking for 20 cars and trailers. 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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Tupper Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Best Season:summer and fall
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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