Lake Clear

Another beautiful Adirondack lake to paddle which has an outlet connecting it to other bodies of water is Lake Clear. They do not have an official boat launch. However, I found a public parking lot with a path that leads to the beach. It is easy to launch from the beach. The parking lot is accessible from 30 going north.If you are coming from 186 turn north on 30 (it is a right hand turn).

There Beach

The beach on the left I launched from.

I saw three adult loons on this lake. They were all sticking together. The other one was swimming underwater at this point.
Lake Clear
This is the opening to the outlet. It is on the other side of the lake from the beach I set off from.
It is shallow at the opening, however no beaver dams were there to try to cross. This opening was smooth sailing.
The first bridge was an easy duck to get under. Be forewarned the second one I was chest on my legs to paddle under. It is low.
The widest outlet I have come across. At least this section of it was wide. Other sections are like a stream.
I saw three fishermen on kayaks, but they were leaving before the heavier rains arrived.
I turned around near this location near where the outlet turns into a stream in width. It was starting to rain steady and it sounded like waterfalls were at the entrance to the stream section of the outlet. Some other time I need to explore that section.
This heron was fishing along the outlet. This one flew alongside me as I paddled back towards where I started. It was a cool experience to have a great blue heron flying beside me.
On my way back the opening from the outlet back into Lake Clear.

I wish I had nicer weather for this trip. I was lucky to have one nice day. I don’t think these pictures do this lake justice. On this Memorial Day weekend this lake was a nice paddle even in the rain.

Always be safe. I took along a map – the Adirondack Paddler’s Map North. It is published by Paddlesports Press in Saranac Lake. They can be found at sporting goods stores and book stores in the region. Their website is: www.paddlesportspress.com. I also carry food to munch on and water. In addition, I wore a dry suit as it was snowing in the area up to a couple of weeks prior and the water temps were still quite cold.

Get out and enjoy nature! Be safe!

16 thoughts on “Lake Clear”

  1. You may not have had ideal weather but the photos still do justice to this beautiful water trip. We used to have a place on a lake up here in Ontario. I loved the loons, their calls and the babies that would appear sitting on the back of one of the parents.

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    > sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog posted: ” Another beautiful Adirondack > lake to paddle which has an outlet connecting it to other bodies of water > is Lake Clear. They do not have an official boat launch. However, I found a > public parking lot with a path that leads to the beach. It is easy to la” >

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  3. The Adirondacks are truly a hiker’s paradise and it looks like a boater’s paradise as well. My daughter and I hiked Mt. Marcy last October. There is something about the Adirondacks that make you want to go back again and again! Your photos make me want to go again soon.

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    1. I have only hiked Mt. Vanhovenberg this year. Last summer I wanted to hike several, but kept with kayaking as the mountains were packed with hikers. As long as it does not rain for a day or so I plan to go again to other mountains on other trips. That way I can hike and kayak in the same day.

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