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Town of Clifton

Olympic Byway, in St. Lawrence County

Cranberry Lake is in the Town of Clifton, with the hamlets of Cranberry Lake and Newton Falls near the Five Ponds Wilderness and the Oswegatchie River.

Lumbering began in Cranberry Lake in the early 1900s at mills along the lakeshore. Railroad track was laid to transport logs from the forests to the nearby mills, while mining also brought settlers to the area. Today the Five Ponds Wilderness encompasses much of the area and is one of the East’s largest remote areas. Cranberry Lake has 55 miles of wild and unspoiled natural shoreline, most of which is state protected in the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest. It is the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park and it is possible to paddle or fish all day without seeing another soul. Handicapped accessible campsites are also available. Visitor services in the Cranberry Lake area include restaurants, a gas station, motels, and guide services, while local shops feature a variety of crafts. A summer arts series called “Celebrations” travels around Cranberry Lake, Star Lake, and Wanakena providing the communities with theatre performances, art shows, film series, and quilt shows. The Clifton Community Library offers a series of lectures and performances throughout the year.


Cranberry Lake


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