This 8-mile paddle offers plenty of opportunities for breaks on shore as we navigate a portion of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. We'll cross some island-speckled lakes and perhaps visit some sandy beaches as we paddle along the route.
Breakfast served from 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Warm up for the day with a stretching session by Heart Lake before departing.
8:30am Today, we'll canoe through a portion of the Saranac Lake river system, which is part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail - a resurrected 740-mile ancient route running from Old Forge, NY to Port Kent, Maine. Today's itinerary offers a variety of water bodies - creeks, rivers, ponds and lakes. We'll begin at South Creek, and paddle through Middle Saranac Lake and Weller Pond. The pace will be moderate with about 6-7 hours on the water, including breaks and lunch.
As we pass back through Middle Saranac Lake, we'll stop for a pack-out bag lunch at a beautiful natural beach accessible only by boat or on foot.
Continuing on, we'll pass through a section of river and an old set of hand-operated locks, which then leads us to island studded Lower Saranac Lake. Today's distance will amount to about 10 miles.
Dinner at 6:15 p.m. at Adirondak Loj. Instructor will dine with participants and share local insight into what life is like in the Adirondacks
8:00pm The evening entertainment is a presentation on "The Northern Forest Canoe Trail"