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New York's Saranac Lake Is a Kayaker's Paradise

New York
by Matador Creators Jan 3, 2023

Saranac Lake, in Upstate New York, is known for its many outdoor recreational activities, including kayaking. With three major water bodies to explore — Upper Saranac, Middle Saranac, and Lower Saranac Lakes – the area provides a variety of paddling opportunities for people of all experience levels.

Upper Saranac Lake offers longer, scenic routes with relatively calm waters. Located just outside of the town of Saranac Lake, this lake is a popular choice for day trips and longer adventures. You’ll find plenty of shoreline to explore, as well as quiet coves ideal for taking in nature or fishing.

The Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes offer a more intense experience for experienced kayakers looking for a challenge. These two lakes are connected by the Saranac River and feature faster currents, as well as rocky outcrops that provide excellent views of nature.

Live music in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake is also home to a thriving music scene. The town offers live music of all genres year-round in venues such as the Adirondack Pub & Brewery and the Waterhole, both located in downtown Saranac Lake. For more intimate performances, check out The Big Moose Inn or Ommegang Brewery.

If you’re looking for a festival atmosphere, head to the annual Bluesapalooza Music Festival in June. This two-day event features top blues performers from across the country, as well as local favorites. There’s also an artist showcase, art exhibition and beer garden.

Sport Climb in Saranac Lake

For those looking for a more active experience, the area also offers plenty of opportunities for rock climbing. The cliffs located near Mount Pisgah offer some of the best sport climbing in New York State, with over 30 routes varying from beginner to expert.

Whether you’re looking to explore the lakes, enjoy live music, or get an adrenaline rush from rock climbing, Saranac Lake has something for everyone. So come visit and experience all that this beautiful Adirondack town has to offer.

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