Brief Course Description
Day one: Start at Old Forge on Old Forge Pond; paddle and carry through the Fulton Chain of Lakes;
and then continue on to Raquette Lake, the Marion River and the Eckford Chain of Lakes ending
in Blue Mountain Lake.
Distance: 35 miles Carries: Four (3.5 miles total)
Day two: Start at Bissell’s on Long Lake; paddle down Long Lake and into the Raquette River;
carry around Raquette Falls; and then continue on the Raquette River
to a finish at the state boat launch on Routes 3 & 30 (about five miles east of the village of Tupper Lake).
Distance: 30 miles Carries: One (1.25 miles total)
Day three: Start at Fish Creek Campground; paddle down Upper Saranac Lake and carry to Middle Saranac Lake;
and then paddle across Middle Saranac Lake and into the Saranac River, carrying around the Upper State Locks.
Continue into Lower Saranac Lake and another section of the Saranac River;carry around the Lower State Locks;
and then continue across Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower to finish the race at Prescott Park in the village of Saranac Lake.
Distance: 25 miles Carries: Three (1/2 miles total)