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The fishing may not always be this good, but it is always enjoyable along the Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway in Franklin County

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Sacandaga River

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30, near Northville in Fulton County

Reference point shows a section of the river, off the River Road, between Benson and Hope.

The Sacandaga River is in some ways a shadow of its former glorious self. Hydro-damming has limited the flow it used to get, yet it is still a magnificent stretch of water that runs from headwaters at Sacandaga Lake in the Town of Lake Pleasant, following a short, slow moving path to Lake Pleasant. From there, through wetlands and various ecosystems, it reaches Speculator, going past a park known as the Sacandaga River Community Park. Next comes Duck Bay, Christine Falls and Auger Falls. In the Town of Wells, the river is joined by its East Branch, filling small Lake Algonquin, then proceeds out through a hydro-electric plant, into a course of rapids to Great Sacandaga Lake via the towns of Hope and Benson.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:summer
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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