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Saranac Lake Wild Forest

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

The Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Area is 79,000 acres of state land situated near the communities of Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid.

Several major state roads bisect the area providing access to the facilities and resources. These roads include NYS Routes 3, 30, 86, and 73, with 26 parking areas of various size and condition. Just a few of the many amenities include: Nearly 250 designated campsites, 12 waterfront lean-tos, 15 boat launches or fishing access sites, and over 50 miles of marked trails. Of this amount about 26.5 miles are snowmobile trails, 3.3 miles are used as canoe carries, 10 miles are used by mountain bikes, and 13 miles are cross-county ski trails.

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Saranac Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no
URL:Saranac Lake Wild Forest website


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