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LOCATION - Cranberry Lake is in Adirondack Park off New York 3, 1.5 miles south of Cranberry Lake Village.


Rogers Rock State Park is at the northwest end of 32-mile-long Lake George on Forest Bay in the southeastern Adirondacks.


Lake George Beach State Park is on the southern end of Lake George.


Nick's Lake State Park is south of Old Forge off New York 28.


FEATURES - The state parks are in 6-million-acre Adirondacks Park. The northeastern part of the park has 46 "high peaks," with 42 rising over 4,000 feet. Mount Marcy is the highest at 5,344 feet.


ACTIVITIES - One Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Center is located in Newcomb. To reach it, take New York 28N 14 miles east of Long Lake. Watch the multimedia presentation and take guided trail walks. For information, call 518-582-2000.


A second visitor center is in Paul Smiths on New York 30, 12 miles north of Saranac Lake. Hike several miles of surfaced trails. Naturalists lead walks in July and August. Attend their multi-image presentation, see park exhibits, and obtain park-wide information by calling 518-327-3000.


Adirondack Park offers boating, horseback riding, and 2,000 miles of hiking trails, including a north-south wilderness trail that covers 146 miles from Lake Placid to Northville. Visitors can fish for bass, trout, and panfish, go swimming, water-skiing, and scuba diving. During the winter, go cross-country skiing on summer hiking trails or on nearby Peavine Swamp Ski Trail. Also enjoy ice boating, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.


Cranberry Lake State Park is open mid-May through Labor Day Camp in the 173-site campground with a camp store. Go fishing, swimming, and boating with power boats permitted. Boat rentals are available. The Oswegatchie River, headwaters of Cranberry Lake, has 16 miles of canoeing water beginning from the inlet.


Many canoers' favorite route begins at Old Forge and follows a string of waterways nearly 140 miles to Tupper Lake and the Saranac Lakes. Another favorite is the St. Regis Canoe Area with 57 interconnecting lakes and ponds near Saranac.


Hikers can climb Bear Mountain via a 2.4-mile loop trail or explore a 17.4-mile loop trail system nearby. Five Ponds Wilderness Area has over 50 miles of hiking trails.


At Nick's Lake State Park, go boating, hike forest trails, and go fishing for trout, pike, bass, and whitefish. The park is near McCauley Mountain Ski Slope where you can downhill ski during the winter.


At Old Forge, enjoy a narrated cruise along the Fulton Chain of Lakes' historic coastline where you pass President Benjamin Harrison's summer home. For information, call 315-369-6473.


Go kayaking on the Moose River. Put in 11 miles south of Old Forge on Moose River Road and take out before the Fowlersville Bridge. This is rated one of the most technical Whitewater runs in the Northeast with Class 4 and 5 action. Scouting is recommended.


In Indian Lake, hikers can climb Snow Mountain, hike to remote ponds, or follow the Northville-Placid Trail. Climb Chimney Mountain with its ice caves. During the winter, go alpine skiing on nearby Gore Mountain, Oak Mountain, Big Tupper, or Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, which was the site of the 1980 winter Olympics.


Snowmobilers come to Indian Lake to enjoy groomed trails, part of Hamilton County's 750-mile trail system. For Indian Lake information, call 518-648-5112.


Go kayaking along the Hudson River. Put in at the Abanakee Dam in Indian Lake and take out at North River along New York 28. The rapids are Class 3 and 4.


Tour Adirondack Museum one mile north of Blue Mountain Lake on New York 28N/30 from the end of May through mid-October. The museum of history and art has both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. A 35-minute movie is shown hourly. For information, call 518-352-7311.


While in Blue Mountain Lake, hike to the summit of 3759-foot Blue Mountain. The trailhead is .5-mile north of the museum and gains 2,000 feet in 3 miles. It is very rocky with many tree roots and can be muddy. Hiking boots and insect repellent are advised. Pick up a free map of the area's other 60 miles of trails. Take a canoe trip, rent a boat, or enter a sailfish race. For information, call 518-352-7715.


In late June, attend their annual No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats. For information, contact the Adirondack Museum at 518-352-7311.


Visit Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts at Blue Mountain Lake. It offers concerts, films, and theater. For schedules, call 518-352-7715.


Bicyclists can ride the Adirondack "bikeway" between Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake.


Rogers Rock State Park's campground has 314 sites. Rogers Rock hiking trail begins 3.5 miles north of Hague on New York 9N. The trailhead isn't clearly marked, so ask for assistance prior to setting out. It climbs 500 feet and involves a 2.5-mile round trip.


Lake George Beach State Park offers swimming from the beach and is the start of the Warren County Bikeway. This generally flat ride goes through the woods, ending up at Glens Falls in 8.5 miles. For a map, call 1-800-365-1050, ext. 2750.


For a unique experience, rent an island campsite in the lake. Some islands have large campgrounds, while others have only a single site. Contact Tick-etron for information.


While in Lake George, enjoy a narrated steamboat ride aboard Mine-Ha-Ha, an authentic sternwheeler steamboat, or aboard the Mohican, Ticonderoga, or the 1,500-passenger Lac du Saint Sacrement. For information, call 518-668-5777. Take a shoreline cruise to learn about the owners of mansions fronting the lake.


Rent a speedboat, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or a parasail ride from their floating dock. Go scuba diving, boating, fishing for trout, landlocked salmon, bass, pike, and pickerel. Enjoy swimming, bike the mountain bike trails, play golf and tennis, and go Whitewater rafting.


Drive up 5.5-mile, 2,021-foot Prospect Mountain Scenic Highway for a 100-mile view of five states. The highway is open Memorial Day through early October. If you prefer to hike up the mountain, the trail begins near the wharf where you can ask for directions.


For general area information, call 1-800-365-1050, ext. 1818. For information on the operas and festival orchestra concerts, call 518-793-3858.


Tour Fort William Henry and museum on the south end of Lake George, a restored fort dating from the French and Indian War. Observe musket/cannon firings and living history demonstrations. The fort is open from May-October. For information, call 518-668-5749.


Tour nearby Fort Ticonderoga on New York 74 from mid-May through mid-October. It's 18 miles east of 1-87, Exit 28. Fort Ticonderoga was built by the French in 1755 at the outset of the French and Indian War to block the British on Lake Champlain. It houses an outstanding collection of military memorabilia from the eighteenth-century—paintings, furniture, and articles of daily life of soldiers garrisoned here.


Take a history cruise aboard M/V Carillon on Lake Champlain. A French and Indian War reenactment and encampment occurs the last weekend in June.


Go for a self-guided tour of John Brown's farm, home of the abolitionist. The farm is off New York 73, south of Lake Placid. For information, call 518-523-3900.


Incoming pilots can land at the Lake Placid Airport, one mile south of the village, or at the Adirondack Airport at Saranac Lake, 16 miles from Lake Placid.



Cranberry Lake State Park               Rogers Rock State Park

Lone Pine Road                                   Route 9

Cranberry Lake, New York 12927    Hague, New York 12836

315-848-2315                                   315-585-6746


Lake George State Park


Adirondack Park Agency

telephone 518-891-4050

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