Seventh Lake

Seventh Lake - Pure Adirondacks

On a beautiful and sunny day in May, the PureADK duo and their adventurous companions, Matt and Sarah, ventured to the Western-Central Adirondack region to get in some spring paddling.  After first heading to the Woodhull Lake road only to find it still barricaded, we changed our plans and trekked further north, heading to the Fulton Chain of Lakes.  Here’s a video from our afternoon picnic lunch and paddle on Sixth and Seventh Lakes. These lakes make up part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which is a 740 mile paddling route that extends from Old Forge, NY in the Adirondack Park, all the way up to Fort Kent, Maine.

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We stopped at a pleasant campsite with a lean-to where we enjoyed a delicious grilled cheese and fresh strawberries.  Our paddle back to the put-in was very windy, and there may or may not have been an incident involving a tipped canoe and a very wet Matt… Overall, it was a wonderful day trip that ended with the traditional stop at the Screamen Eagle in Inlet for some pizza and cold beverages.


Book Recommendation

Adirondack Paddling

65 Great Flatwater Adventures, 2nd edition, describes day trips that appeal to paddlers of all tastes and abilities, from parents with young children to hard-core wilderness junkies. The revised and expanded edition adds five new destinations, including Boreas Ponds and Essex Chain Lakes containing 150 color photos of waterways, wildflower, and birds.

Keep it PURE

Remember to Leave No Trace! Buy a physical map, read it, plan, and prepare. Think about the NYS Rangers and medical personnel that exhaust themselves for a rescue that could have been avoided. Pack out your trash. Use a bear canister when primitive camping and cook away from where you’re sleeping. Do the rock walk to help reduce the impact on fragile alpine vegetation. Camp at designated campsites and never camp on or near summits.

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