Put in at the boat launch and start a paddle course which is along the shore to the north. If this is your objective for the day, be aware the paddle on Follensby Clear Pond is very minimal so take time to play around or visit a couple other carries.
The carry for Round Pond (unofficial name) is less than 0.5 miles along the shore. The carry is not marked or signed at the water’s edge. You will need to look for a small washed out area along the shore and a sign on a large pine pointing out “no camping.” The carry is directly behind this tree. The carry leads through an open hardwood forest on a flat course. The shore of Round Pond will be roughly 0.3 miles from Follensby Clear Pond.
Portage length: 0.3 miles, carry from Follensby Clear Pond to Round Pond
How to get there: From the intersection of Routes 3 and 86 in Saranac Lake follow Route 3 toward Tupper Lake. Continue to the intersection for Route 3 and Route 30 just outside north of Tupper Lake. Follow Route 30 toward Fish Creek. Continue to the boat launch parking for Follensby Clear Pond on the left, park here.
Type of launch: Roadside launch and parking for Follensby Clear Pond
Type of water: Follensby Clear Pond can produce some serious waves due to its size and aspect. Motorboats are allowed on this body of water so be aware as paddlers you are a much smaller object on the water. Round Pond is well sheltered with calm waters.