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The purposes for which the association is organized are:

  • To preserve, enhance, and protect the quality of the waters of Upper Saranac Lake, the natural beauty and environment surrounding the lake, the adjoining waters and the Upper Saranac Lake watershed, and adjacent lands and forests.
  • To encourage and assist members, and the general public in improving the recreational enjoyment of these waters and lands in a responsible manner, without degrading or deteriorating the natural state of these resources.
  • To advocate laws, policies, and regulations which protect natural resources and cause individuals who live on or near the lake to use the lake for recreational activities in a responsible manner.
  • To advocate cooperative efforts among local and state political jurisdictions, lake shore associations, and private interests in causing fairness in taxation, in stimulating economic stability, and in promoting the common good.
  • To organize and function as a model to other like-minded lakeshore associations and to provide, when requested, assistance, encouragement, and cooperation to these organizations.
  • To promote and educate the membership about the historic culture of Upper Saranac Lake, which is the basis for improving the fragile relationship that humans have with the natural resources and ecosystems of the lake’s environment.

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. –Henry David Thoreau

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Angler Cooperators report another superb year of bass fishing

To participate as an angler cooperator in this program, contact Larry Nashett at 518-359-2198. Anyone who fishes in Upper Saranac Lake is welcome, whether they are a member of the Upper Saranac Lake Association or not! See the most recent data summary at ‘2017 Angler Diary Report‘.

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Mary Watson’s Memorial Service July 28

The Memorial Service for Mary Watson is Saturday, 7/28/18 at 10:00 at St Agnes Church. The internment follows at the St Agnes Cemetery.

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Lean-to at The Point destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a lean-to at The Point Monday July 9th. Two engine tankers and the fireboat responded. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Change of dates for First Aid & CPR Classes

Dates & Times: First Aid Thursday July 19th. CPR Friday July 20th. Both classes run 5- 9PM. Location: #686 Bartlett Carry Rd. Pre-registration is required. Contact: Sonny Young for more information. 518-359-8194 or 518-524-6002 or e mail [email protected]

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Numerous Bear Sightings around the lake

Numerous bears have been spotted on the lake this summer, along Panther Mountain Road and Bartlett Carry Road. To learn proper behavior around wildlife, please read DEC’s article.

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Read the draft of the minutes from our August 12, 2017 meeting

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Edith Sheerin’s Funeral is July 14th

Edith Sheerin’s Funeral is July 14th at 4 at the Church of the Ascension (Back Bay Road). Edith was USLA’s secretary for many years, working closely with Charlie Ritchie when they were working hard to grow and deepen the Association.

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Young Life Annual Community Days – August 15 and 17

Young Life will be hosting their Annual Community Days on August 15 and 17 where we will offer a chance to parasail and take a historical tour around camp. Please register at the link below. Register fast as spots are limited and are first come, first served. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU4zIzuH9dOr8ju2x2LwIBOKfP-yGZtCv_j6dXY_RfZo5nFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Correction: A History of the Bartlett Carry Club and One Woman’s Quest for True North Event

The event will be Saturday, August 18 from 3-5. Reservations are required. Sorry for the confusion.

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The Annual Boat Parade will be Wednesday July 4th

The parade will begin at Sekon at 10am and will follow the usual route. See you on the water!

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Contact DEC for missing or mislocated navigational aids

Shore owners who find navigation aids along their shoreline or who notice one missing from a usual location can report a missing navigational aid (channel marker or hazard buoy) by contacting: NYSDEC Navigational Aids at 518-891-2011.

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Fireworks at The Point July 3

Fireworks will begin around 10:30 pm. Please stay 75-100 off of the shoreline.

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Rreview DEC’s proposed final version of the UMP to the APA

The DEC has submitted a proposed final version of this Unit Management Plan to the Adirondack Park Agency for review. The Adirondack Park Agency is taking comments until July 13, 2018 on whether the proposals in the UMP comply with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Please go to the APA webpage to view […]

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National Weather Service issues cold water warning

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The National Weather Service issued a safety message about the potential danger of cold water for this weekend in Vermont and northeastern New York. “Warm afternoon air temperatures this weekend in the lower to mid 70s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are currently only […]

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St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower Centennial Celebration August 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Location and Event Sponsor: Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat at 1:30 pm Other Events: July 28: 2-3:15 pm Paul Smith’s College VIC History of Fire Towers by Marty Podskoch Sept. 1: 9 pm Fifth Annual Lighting of NYS Fire Towers

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Then followed that beautiful season … Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape. Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Membership

The Upper Saranac Lake Association, Inc. is an organization whose membership is made up of property owners and others who care deeply about the well being of Upper Saranac Lake and it’s surrounding watershed. The USLA is an important part of what makes our lake special and your participation is vital to our success. Having a large and active membership makes us an effective force in dealing with the variety of issues affecting our community. Together we get the attention of those whose decisions affect the quality of our time here on the lake.The modest membership fee of $45 also provides a variety of activities arranged by our cultural affairs committee, a top notch website, newsletters, email alerts and many other benefits.

Your Membership dues enable the Association to:

  • Provide a variety of cultural and group events
  • Provide communications via our newsletters and emails
  • Maintain strong relationships with the surrounding community
  • Maintain a resource-rich web site
  • Offer free boater safety and CPR/First Air training courses
  • Represent the lake community to the APA, DEC and other municipal bodies
  • Provide a webcam showing lake conditions throughout the year
  • Hold two membership meetings a year with outstanding programs
  • Services of a dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers who look out for your interests on everything from safety to property assessments to improved 911 services
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Bakery, Takeout Meals and more at Old World Kitchen Store, Lake Clear

The Old World Kitchen store at Lake Clear Lodge now offers online ordering as well as stop by for takeout meals, baked goods , sides and snacks and even some staple items.. Stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and see what’s here in the commercial store fridge and feezers Pre-order meals, desserts, […]

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Dan Berggrens to Perform Concert for Eagle Island – August 15 @ The Wild Center

Adirondack Folk Singer DAN BERGGREN is singing for EAGLE ISLAND at The Wild Center on Wednesday, August 15 The Concert starts at 7:30pm, but, please join us at 7:00pm for social time A CLASSIC, HAND-CRAFTED HORNBECK BOAT WILL BE RAFFLED OFF AT THE EVENT Tickets for the event and raffle are available at The Book […]

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Tip jar for USL

The Upper Saranac Foundation lists donors in their newsletter and has a category for camp donations. This has motivated me to create a tip jar for the lake which will be politely pointed out to all houseguests. If you have many visitors you might consider doing the same – ‘every little helps!’

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Bear sightings

Bears have been sighted a number of times around Bartlett Carry Road this summer. The DEC offers useful information about the proper human behavior to help our wildlife remain wild: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/6995.html.

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GoFundMe campaign for Laura Parmington Hall

A GoFundMe campaign has been created for Laura Parmington Hall, daughter of Beth and Todd Hall and members of USLA. Laura was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, with congenital hepatic fibrosis. Her health recently took a turn for the worse and she awaits another organ transplant. If you wish to help, please go […]

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of Saranac Lake interest

I’ve been vacationing in the Saranac Lake region all of my life and have an affinity for the area and its history. Of possible interest to you as it is to me, visit the Historic Saranac Lake website and, when in town, stop by the HSL Museum on Church Street.

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Canoe trips for 10-14 year olds

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Organization arrange guided five day canoe trips for 10-14 year olds. The ADK trips are run by Raquette River Outfitters and they do a great job. My youngest, now 14, has attended the past two summers and will go again this July, reuniting w/friends made on previous trips. (The first time […]

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Web cam back up

In the switch to a new Spectrum moden, connection to the USLA web cam was lost. It took several days to fix but it now back up and running. By the way, if you have not yet switched out your old Time Warner modem for a Spectrum device, you should do so. With its new […]

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Adk Pollinator Project Activities

The Adirondack Pollinator Project (APP) is a blossoming new initiative of AdkAction in partnership with The Wild Center, The Lake Placid Land Conservancy, and Common Ground Gardens, that features an extensive program of educational activities and events throughout the summer. The program will kick off at area farmers’ markets and The Wild Center during National […]

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web cam view restsored

Yesterday I was able to get some strong guys with saws to cut down the damaged birch which had been hampering the USLA web cam view since an ice storm damaged the tree. At 6 p.m., we were rewarded with an incredible double rainbow which lasted for a full 45 minutes. Hope some of you […]

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tree blocking webcam view

Hi all, this is Marsha Stanley. My husband Tom Curley and I host the USLA web cam. I just want you to know that we are aware of the leaning birch blocking the view. My caretaker is looking into whether the trees might be saved of if we will have to cut it down. You […]

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My First Monarch

Yesterday, Aug. 6, I spotted my first monarch of the season in my butterfly garden. She’s in this picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B801E2GqCUBPMXBtaTM3YklWX0E/view?usp=sharing

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lecture on future of monarchs

Just a reminder that Dr. Lincoln Brower, eminent monarch butterfly scientist, will lecture at The Wild Center at 6 p.m. Wed. If you can’t be here, the talk will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/events/187516778329417/ and here www.wildcenter.org/live. It also will be archived on The Wild Center website for later viewing.

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Water testing?

Hi, my husband and I purchased the guidehouse on Indian Carry Road a few years ago. Although it was built in the 1890s, it hasn’t been occupied for more than a few months a year for decades. I’d like to get the water supply tested. If you have any experience/advice to share I’d love to […]

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Grummond Aluminum Canoe

it was left on dock and wind carried it off sometime last week.Says Wister in it ,if founf please return to camp 190 on Whiney Point.891-0819

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In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.-John Muir

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. -John Lubbock

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