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Saranac Lake River Walk

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86, near Saranac Lake in Franklin County

The Saranac Riverwalk is a 1.5 mile path along the Saranac River in beautiful Saranac Lake perfect for a leisurely stroll through the town's historic district.

The Village of Saranac Lake turned the river that runs through its center into a centerpiece and attraction, instead of hiding it behind downtown buildings along Main Street and Broadway. Found or accessed at several different points in the village center, the community undertook the realization of a river walk that would provide transportation, recreation, environmental, and economic benefits. The corridor was divided into six distinct segments, three of which were constructed entirely by volunteers: the Hydro Point, the Boardwalk, and the Esplanade. It has become a beautiful green area that has become an attraction to the area. 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:

Saranac Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86
Best Season:spring, summer and fall
Best Time:

early evenings when kayaking and fishing are occuring

Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
ADA Compliance:yes


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