Lower Cascade Lake

When paddling Lower Cascade Lake you will often have the wind at your back going downstream, but fighting a stiff breeze on the way back to the parking area. Heavy boulders dot the side of the water while the cliffs of Pitchoff Mountain loom to the north.

Be sure to rest at the East end of the lake next to the floating boulder and watch rock climbers climb high on narrow holds. But don’t go too far to the east or you will get snagged in the beaver activity.

Size in area: Size: 26.4 Acres.

How to get there: From the intersection of Route 73 and Route 86 in Lake Placid, follow Route 73 toward Keene. Continue on Route 73 for 9-miles to the parking/picnic area between Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes.

Type of launch: Short carry of less than 100 Yards

Type of water: Flat with strong wind patterns from the west

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