The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) ‘Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race is set to return to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks on Saturday, May 8th.
The first heat will start at 11 am at the Ampersand Bay Resort, located at the foot of Ampersand Ave on Lower Saranac Lake. Parking will be limited.
The race course begins at Ampersand Bay. Paddlers head west on Lower Saranac Lake to the mouth of the Saranac River across from Bluff Island. The course continues down river, with a short carry around the lower locks, then to Oseetah Lake and ending at Lake Flower. The total race distance is approximately 10.5 miles.
Entry fee is $30 per person; NFCT members receive a 15% discount.
For more information or to register, visit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail website.
Photo of Round the Mountain Canoe & Kayak Race provided.