Thursday, September 06, 2007

A full color collage of pictures taken at the 2004 Adirondack Canoe Classic by Paul Slattery

September 7-9
Twenty Fifth Annual Adirondack Canoe Classic - 90 miles

The Adirondack Watershed Alliance, NYS DEC, the Central Adirondack Association, Franklin County Tourism, Old Forge and Long Lake Tourism will host the 25th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic. The "90 Miler" strikes a balance of both recreational and competitive pursuit among the 250 vessels and 500+ participants who enter the event. Paddlers travel the original "highways" of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake paddling through the heart of the Adirondack mountain wilderness.

There are classes for open touring, tandem & solo recreational, stock and racing canoes. Men, Women and mixed. Recreation, Touring and Unlimited kayaks, Guideboats, C-4's, and War Canoes. Entry forms are sent out mid June. There is a 250-boat maximum. There is no day of race registration! Entry fee is $125 per paddler.

The 2005, The 90-Miler was recognized as the "Race of the Year" by the New York Marathon Canoe Race Association. We offer friendly competition and genuinely warm Adirondack hospitality. The Adirondack Canoe Classic Community is comprised of numerous small businesses, volunteers and supporters who make the event the highlight of the paddling year for the Adirondack Series.

90-Miler Race Course:
DAY 1: Start in Old Forge NY on Old Forge Pond; paddle and carry through the Fulton Chain of Lakes; continue on to Raquette Lake, the Marion River and the Eckford Chain of Lakes ending in Blue Mountain Lake. Distance: 35 miles with 4 carries totaling 3.5 miles
DAY 2: Start at Bissell's on Long Lake; paddle down Long Lake and into the Raquette River; carry around Raquette Falls; continue on the Raquette River to a finish at the NYS Raquette River Boat Launch ("The Crusher") on Rt. 3 & 30 (approx 5 miles east of Tupper Lake village. Distance: 30 miles with 1 carry of 1.25 miles.
DAY 3: Start at Fish Creek Campground; paddle down Upper Saranac Lake, carry to Middle Saranac Lake, across Middle Saranac and into the Saranac River; carry around the Upper State Locks. Continue on Lower Saranac Lake and another section of the Saranac River; carry around the Lower State Locks, continue across Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower to finish the race at Prescott Park in Saranac Lake Village. Distance: 25 miles with 3 carries totaling .5 mile.

photo courtesy of Joanne Kennedy


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great looking event! I do not have time to go this year, but I will put it on the calendar for next.

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11:56 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Wow. that looks pretty intense, but also really cool.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

What a marvellous experience it must be to do this trip - hope you have a great time.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Chipper said...

Good Luck!! It's tiring just to read what you will be doing :)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Sounds all so energetic! Have a wonderful time! Don't fall out of the canoe! ;)

5:57 PM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

Best of luck Rel!!

6:10 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Sounds good...if you're mad! As I'm pretty sane, I will leave it up to you, Rel.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

10:02 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Dear Rel, I've always admired you for the energy you have for these type of events!! You would get along great with my sons, they're very much into endurance things like this too:-) Shawn is into cycling marathons and Corey is into kayaking, canoe and dragon boat races. Best of luck to you and let us know how you did:-) xox

8:56 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Awesome! Have fun.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Good luck!!!!

It's going to be so great, can't wait to hear the tales!

Scarlett & V.

1:56 PM  

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