Upper St. Regis Lake

There's over four miles of gorgeous shoreline to explore around this lake known for its photogenic scenery. It offers several islands to enjoy and a trail to St. Regis Mountain (out of Spring Bay,) with its famous view and only a moderate climb. This is a trip high on anyone's list.

Add in a paddle of Lower Saint Regis Lake and Spitfire Lake. This ends with a long portage from North Bay, or paddling back to Upper St. Regis Lake, but shouldn't be missed.

Launching Point:

Take Route 30 south from Malone. Just past Paul Smiths College, take right onto Keese Mill Road. Continue to parking area for St. Regis Mountain on the left, near the dam.

Park temporarily at the launch site, a grassy shore just back up Keese Mill Road, but move car back into parking lot after unloading.

The southern direct launch is roadside, while the portage to North Bay is very steep and demanding over a narrow foot trail

?This is a large lake vulnerable to weather, which can create choppy water. Look for sheltered spots near the islands and narrows.

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