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2014-09-28 Kayaking First Lake

The Old Forge area of New York contains the Fulton Chain of Lakes which are creatively named: First Lake; Second Lake; Third Lake; Fourth Lake etc. through Seventh Lake. Within a mile from the campground is Webb, NY with a lovely waterfront park with boat docking along its concrete bulkhead. It is located on First Lake, so, that is where we paddled. First Lake connects to Second Lake that connects to Third Lake (though I couldn’t find that lake on the map) and so on, etc. but First Lake is quite large and after paddling for more than an hour, we had not really even traversed half of First Lake. The weather was absolutely lovely with clear blue skies and blazing fall colors draping the trees along the lake. There are beautiful homes lining the lake with boat houses, some identical to their “parent” homes, dotting the shores. On the day we paddled, there were very few boats but there were a lot of “go fast boats” docked at the marina and along the shoreline, so I would not want to be here in a kayak during the summer or on a weekend. But the lake is quite beautiful and I would enjoy trying to paddle between all of the lakes. Might take awhile…..

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