Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY

Cascade Lakes

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tiffany Edmiston

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Extremely easy access. Beautiful scenery. Swimming hole. Picnic tables.

Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill. Don't pass this one up.

There is a little gravel road right off the highway that leads to the middle of both lakes. Seriously, ANYBODY can enjoy these lakes. It's by no means a hike and you don't have to go backcountry scrambling to find it, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't have its own journal.

There are picnic tables to enjoy your fancy little snack, and the lakes make a great swimming hole or a place to break out the paddle boards or kayaks. Definitely worth the stop.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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I always stop at Cascade Lake on my way up to Lake Placid. It has become a tradition to take in the views, step into the lake, or on to the ice when safe.

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Chillin, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Tiffany Edmiston

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