Lake Clear Outlet

Lake Clear Pond Outlet can be used as an access route to Lake Clear; there is ample water to combine the two destinations. The shore of the outlet is lined with wildflowers as is the water, being dotted with Pond Lilies in the late summer and fall. This is an absolutely beautiful, relaxing paddle. Much of the shoreline is public, but most of this is lined with wetland areas making it hard to take shore. Small, narrow bays in these regions offer excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Shoreline length: Approx. 4.75-miles

How to get there:

FOREST HOME ROAD LAUNCHES: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 86 in Saranac Lake follow Route 86 toward Paul Smiths. Continue to Route 186 on the left and follow here. Route 186 will become Route 30; continue straight onto Route 30 for 2.7 miles to Forest Home Road on the right. Follow Forest Home Road for 0.75 miles to the first launch on the left and an additional 0.3 miles to the next.



NORTH LAUNCH: From the intersection of Route 3 and Route 86 in Saranac Lake follow Route 86 toward Paul Smiths. Continue to Route 186 on the left and follow here. Route 186 will become Route 30; continue straight onto Route 30 for 1.6 miles to a bridge over the Outlet, park here.

Type of launch:

FOREST HOME ROAD LAUNCHES: Both are roadside with easy access



NORTH LAUNCH: Roadside, Easy access

Type of water: This is a smaller pond, which is simply a widening of the outlet of Lake Clear. It is well sheltered and typically quite calm.

On The Map
Forest Home Road
Lake Clear, 12945
(518) 891-1990
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