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Saranac River Whitewater Kayak Practice Area

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

The Saranac River Whitewater Practice Area is located just below the Lake Flower Dam near downtown Saranac Lake.

A 500 foot long man-made Class I moving water section of rapids accessed from the canoe launch in the Village Municipal Parking Lot, behind the town hall building at the corner of Route 86 and Main Street. The Adirondack Paddlers Club maintains the site with 10 to 15 slalom gates, holds weekly training sessions Wednesdays at 5 p.m., sponsors a slalom race in May and youth kayaking programs in July and August. The area is open to the public and free of charge. The gates are up April through October. 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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Saranac Lake

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


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