The Adirondack Canoe Classic (also known as the 90-miler) is a three-day, 90-mile (140 km) canoe race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. Over 500 competitors from all over the world converge on the Adirondacks in 250 canoes, kayaks, and guideboats in a canoe race unlike any other.
Held every fall since 1983, the weekend after Labor Day, the race follows routes traveled by the region's early settlers and Adirondack guides, a chain of lakes, rivers and carries that is also the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The historic "Highway of the Adirondacks", a continuous route from Old Forge, via the Moose River through the Fulton Chain Lakes, to Raquette Lake, then via the Raquette River to Forked Lake, Long Lake and finally via the Stony Creek Ponds and the Indian Carry to Upper Saranac Lake. The route then proceeded via Bartletts Carry to Middle Saranac Lake and Lower Saranac Lake, ending at the New York State Boat Launch on Lake Flower.
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