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marepear 05-22-2013 12:34 PM

Canoe Distance/Times
I'll be spending a night on Green Island in Lower Saranac Lake this summer, and was wondering if anyone knew the approximate distance/canoe time to Green Island? We're 2 people with intermediate canoe skills. Also, where's the best place to park and launch from? Would it be the State Bridge Boat Launch? Thanks!!

yellowcanoe 05-22-2013 05:44 PM

20 minutes to an hour. Its a little over a mile. We paddled around the perimeter of the whole lake last Oct. it was a little over 11 miles in 3 hours.

riverain 07-27-2013 10:28 PM

Google maps has a new feature that calculates distances that really came in handy for my planning: My bf and I are whitewater kayakers who got a tandem canoe to bring our dog on the water, we both paddled canoes in the past, but not for a few years, and took the canoe out twice before our trip, we only averaged about 25 min/mile on lower saranac, and a little slower on indian lake due to wind, wakes from powered boats, and a dog that wouldnt sit still. We happened to be on indian lake during a canoe race, and were awed by the speed of the people paddling by us.

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