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The Cranberry Lake 50

The Cranberry Lake 50 is an exciting challenge that offers 50 miles of trails that loop around one of the largest Adirondack lakes - Cranberry Lake.

cranberry lake patchThe gorgeous lake is the third largest in the Adirondack park, and one of the best maintained in the state. Located in the western portion of the Adirondack Park, Cranberry Lake is a part of the charming Adirondack towns of Clifton and Fine. The Cranberry Lake 50 challenge can be completed over multiple days or seasons, as extended side trips from the loop are often enticing.

Cranberry Lake 50 Trails Include:

  • Burntbridge Pond Trailcranberry lake in fall

  • Dog Pond Loop

  • Otter Brook Trail

  • South Bay Trail

  • Six Mile Creek Trail

  • Olmstead Pond Trail

  • Cowhorn Junction Trail

  • High Falls Loop

  • Wanakena

  • Peavine Swamp Trail

  • Six Mile Creek Trail


  • You may complete the CL50 challenge in as much time as you like
  • Obey all NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) rules - regulations are slightly different in various sections of the Adirondack Park
  • Use proper trail etiquette - "Leave-No-Trace"
  • Know your limits and weather conditions

Once a hiker finished this challenge, they should contact the Five Ponds Partners to receive their CL50 patch and name on the roster of completions. Please include a donation to cover the cost of the patch and shipping to:

Five Ponds Partners
c/o Bill Gleason
P.O. Box 142
Wanakena, NY 13695

Photo of Cranberry Lake Courtesy of the Town of Clifton

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