Lake Placid, the lake
Spring, however, is for the lake trout anglers, and there are some big ones in here. Sheer numbers of lakers has led the state to impose a smaller, 15-inch size limit on lake trout, with a 3-fish daily limit. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Essex County Fish Hatchery both stock rainbows –- the state 8,500 yearlings and the county 800 2-year-old fish -- annually.
Access is via the state-owned boat launch on Rt. 86b in the village of Lake Placid.