Lake Clear is a hamlet
of Harrietstown and part of the original
Seven Carries canoe route.
The 19th Century, Lake Clear NY was thriving with tourists with
great camps, Paul Smith's Hotel and Saranac Lake nearby.
Today, the main industry is still tourist, but in a smaller fashion.
No grand electric railroads from the lake to the hotels, and the
great camps resold, but still its waterways are still one of the
best paddlers routes in the High Peaks. The state owns much of
this land, so it is open to the public. The Lake itself is 940
acres with the state owning much of the shoreline, making it a
beautiful unspoiled lake stocked with Atlantic Salmon, largemouth
bass, bluegill, carp, catfish, perch, pike and pumpkinseed sunfish
stocked by the Adirondack Fish Hatchery. There is an indoor
visitor's center at the Fish Hatchery; definitely worth stopping for
the exhibits. The Adirondack Airport is just east of Lake Clear.
Although officially located in Saranac Lake, it is locally known as
"Lake Clear Airport".