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Upper Saranac Lake

The lowdown

Upper Saranac Lake is the longest of the Saranac Lakes. The paddling route offers spectacular views.

Fact check

  • Total distance: @8 miles
  • Length of time:  5-6 hours
  • No portages
  • Flat water
  • One way
  • Motorboat access is available at the Saranac Inn Boat Launch

Logistics

  • Public parking is available at Indian Carry access and Saranac Inn Boat Landing
  • Put-in at Indian Carry access, take out at Saranac Inn Boat Launch. Note that St. Regis Canoe Outfitters offers transportation/shuttles.

The paddle

Put-in at Indian Carry landing and paddle the entire length of Upper Saranac Lake to Saranac Inn. It is good to stay close to shore and out of the way of jet skis and motorboats, which can be especially active on weekends.

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Saranac Lake, 12983
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