Axton Landing to Raquette Falls

Paddling

This is about 6 hours for a round trip. Starting out you will paddle upstream towards the falls. The good part is you are getting the tough part out of the way.

Once you get to the falls there is a sandy beach for swimming, a trail to walk along the falls, and great fishing. Take a break and then continue back downstream to Axton Landing.

How to get there: From the intersection of Route 30 and Route 3 in Tupper Lake, follow Route 3 toward Saranac Lake. Continue past the other junction with Route 30 and continue on Route 3. Locate the Corey's Road and continue down until it turns to a dirt road. On your right you will see a sign for Axton Landing. Take the narrow road right to the parking area. You will see the boat launch.

Type of Launch: soft boat launch

Type of water: flat water, meandering river

Fishing

Depending on local conditions, look for the species of northern pike, brown trout, walleye, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, and large and smallmouth bass.

Swimming

Near the falls there is a sandy beach for swimming.

Hiking

Explore the trail around the falls.

Camping

Look for the areas designated for backcountry camping along the Raquette River. At-large wilderness camping is permitted in the area. The requirement is for the site chosen if more than 150 feet from water, roads or trails unless otherwise noted.

 

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