Lake Clear, NY
940-acre Lake Clear is located in Franklin County, and is surrounded by state-owned land. It has long been admired by travelers and outdoor enthusiasts because of its pristine waters and proximity to Lake Placid Region attractions.
Popular activities that take place in and around Lake Clear include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, paddling, biking, and fishing.
The Lake Clear Ponds Biking Trail is the perfect place for beginner and intermediate cyclists to ride. The trail can be accessed from Lake Clear Road off NYS Route 30.
Many different types of fish are present in the Lake Clear, including Atlantic Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Catfish, Perch, Pike and Pumpkin Sunfish. For the fishing enthusiast, there are also tours of the nearby Adirondack Fish Hatchery, open to the public from April 1 - November 30. This hatchery is owned by New York State, and it raises Atlantic salmon for distribution across the state. There is an indoor visitors' center with a salmon pool and other interesting exhibits.
Adirondack Regional Airport in Saranac Lake provides easy access to Lake Clear, and there are many places to stay in the area. Several campsites are located at Lake Clear, but there are also cabins, cottages and private homes for rent.