ADK 2021: A Morning Paddle on Lake Flower

Continuing our tour of the Adirondack lakes around the Lake Placid region, on Thursday morning we drove the ‘yaks over to Lake Flower, near the town of Saranac Lake. I had the vague idea that we’d be able to launch our kayaks and paddle up the river into the town of Saranac Lake, but it turned out that wasn’t possible. No big deal – we were happy to be out paddling in the fresh air on a beautiful morning.

I forgot my hat – d’oh! At least I had my shades.

We’ve been to the Saranac Lake area before, but never actually got out on the water. It was a lovely, calm, clear lake – and we had it mostly to ourselves. Saw a couple of other paddlers, but it was very quiet overall.

Obviously we checked out the camps and boathouses – we always do – and discussed buying lakefront property ourselves. Someday!

We couldn’t stay out too long – the sun was climbing higher in the sky, and work beckoned. We made it as far as the inlet between Lake Flower and Oseetah Lake before reluctantly turning back toward the boat launch, the car, and reality.

Another great morning on the water, though! Any day paddling an Adirondack lake is a good day.

Next week: an early anniversary hike around a lake with a romantic name.

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