2016 Photography Contest:

Four Seasons Of Saranac


This is a fun, friendly competition, designed to encourage photography of the Upper Saranac Lake watershed, USLA events and members, and to capture the natural environment and the people, activities and places that convey the Adirondack experience, throughout all four glorious seasons.





The purposes for which the association is organized are:

  • To preserve, enhance, and protect the quality of the waters of Upper Saranac Lake, the natural beauty and environment surrounding the lake, the adjoining waters and the Upper Saranac Lake watershed, and adjacent lands and forests.
  • To encourage and assist members, and the general public in improving the recreational enjoyment of these waters and lands in a responsible manner, without degrading or deteriorating the natural state of these resources.
  • To advocate laws, policies, and regulations which protect natural resources and cause individuals who live on or near the lake to use the lake for recreational activities in a responsible manner.
  • To advocate cooperative efforts among local and state political jurisdictions, lake shore associations, and private interests in causing fairness in taxation, in stimulating economic stability, and in promoting the common good.
  • To organize and function as a model to other like-minded lakeshore associations and to provide, when requested, assistance, encouragement, and cooperation to these organizations.
  • To promote and educate the membership about the historic culture of Upper Saranac Lake, which is the basis for improving the fragile relationship that humans have with the natural resources and ecosystems of the lake’s environment.

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. –Henry David Thoreau

Find out what's going on around the lake region


Notify NYS Police For Posted Property Program

DO YOU POST YOUR PROPERTY?   Fall is upon us and some folks are headed home, but don’t forget about your camp or cabin right here on the lake. Did you know that New York State offers to patrol your property from October until May? To qualify all you need to do is put a […]

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Leaving soon? Get your USL store items before you leave!

Leaving soon? Get your USL items before you leave and don’t forget those holiday gifts! Proceeds profit the USLA Scholarship Fund. We have plenty of USL towels, posters, maps, car decals, and a limited number of sweatshirts, caps and etched glasses. Order now before supplies run out! Uslastore@gmail.com or Andrea: 359-3162

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Four Seasons of Saranac Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting Underway VOTE BY SEPT. 1

Four Seasons of Saranac Photography Contest: People’s Choice Voting Underway VOTE BY SEPT. 1 The forty finalists of the Four Seasons of Saranac Photography contest are now posted on the website www.uppersaranac.com for your review and voting for the People’s Choice Award. Acclaimed Adirondack photographer Mark Kurtz has reviewed the 132 photographs submitted for the […]

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Join USLA now! We have 515 members and our goal is 600!

Go to http://www.uppersaranac.com/members/ to join!

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History of Eagle Island

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OPEN HOUSE: Town of Santa Clara New Community Center/Town Hall August 20

Come see the new Town of Santa Clara New Community Center/Town Hall on Saturday, August 20 from 1 to 3 pm. Tours of the new building will be available. All are welcome.

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Hazardous Waste Day Saturday August 27 at Lake Clear Transfer Station

For more information, CLICK HERE.

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Adirondack Daily Enterprise: New signs remind to recycle

August 10, 2016 By ADAM ST. PIERRE – Staff Writer (astpierre@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) ,Adirondack Daily Enterprise TUPPER LAKE – The Upper Saranac Lake Association and Franklin County Waste and Recycling Centers collaborated to show residents recycling is more affordable than they may think. The partnership was initiated by USLA’s Environmental Committee to create a marketing boost for […]

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Community Day at Young Life is Full!

It is full for the 3 days of activities.

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The USL towels are back!

We are now taking orders for the beloved USL map towels.  Printed in 2-colors, the towels are 30″ x 60″ and are $30 each including tax. We have had a lot of interest so place your orders now and we will get in touch to arrange local pick-up or delivery as soon as they arrive–hopefully […]

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Then followed that beautiful season … Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape. Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Renew or Join


The Upper Saranac Lake Association, Inc. is an organization whose membership is made up of property owners and others who care deeply about the well being of Upper Saranac Lake and it’s surrounding watershed. The USLA is an important part of what makes our lake special and your participation is vital to our success. Having a large and active membership makes us an effective force in dealing with the variety of issues affecting our community. Together we get the attention of those whose decisions affect the quality of our time here on the lake.The modest membership fee of $45 also provides a variety of activities arranged by our cultural affairs committee, a top notch website, newsletters, email alerts and many other benefits.

Your Membership dues enable the Association to:

  • Provide a variety of cultural and group events
  • Provide communications via our newsletters and emails
  • Maintain strong relationships with the surrounding community
  • Maintain a resource-rich web site
  • Offer free boater safety and CPR/First Air training courses
  • Represent the lake community to the APA, DEC and other municipal bodies
  • Provide a webcam showing lake conditions throughout the year
  • Hold two membership meetings a year with outstanding programs
  • Services of a dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers who look out for your interests on everything from safety to property assessments to improved 911 services
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Piano tuner?

If anyone knows of a piano tuner in the surrounding area I’d love to have their details. Thanks!

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My First Monarch

Yesterday, Aug. 6, I spotted my first monarch of the season in my butterfly garden. She’s in this picture: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B801E2GqCUBPMXBtaTM3YklWX0E/view?usp=sharing

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lecture on future of monarchs

Just a reminder that Dr. Lincoln Brower, eminent monarch butterfly scientist, will lecture at The Wild Center at 6 p.m. Wed. If you can’t be here, the talk will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/events/187516778329417/ and here www.wildcenter.org/live. It also will be archived on The Wild Center website for later viewing.

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Water testing?

Hi, my husband and I purchased the guidehouse on Indian Carry Road a few years ago. Although it was built in the 1890s, it hasn’t been occupied for more than a few months a year for decades. I’d like to get the water supply tested. If you have any experience/advice to share I’d love to […]

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Grummond Aluminum Canoe

it was left on dock and wind carried it off sometime last week.Says Wister in it ,if founf please return to camp 190 on Whiney Point.891-0819

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Enter the Adirondack Carousel’s Auction for a 1939 Chris Craft

The Adirondack Carousel is auctioning off a classic 16′ 1939 Chris Craft Utility Mahogany Boat with trailer. The auction will take place at the Carouselathon, on August 13 at the Carousel Bloomingdale Avenue and Depot Street, Saranac Lake. For more information, see the Carousel’s website: http://www.adirondackcarousel.org/.

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Adirondack Garden Club Flower Show

Mountain and Valleys – Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid July 19 from 3 to 5; July 20 from 9 to 2 pm Floral Designs, Horticulture Entries, Photographs, Conservation Exhibits Free and Open to the Public www.adirondackgardenclub.com

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Boat Mechanic

For about 6 or 7 years – with the exception of last year – we have had a boat mechanic come out to our camp at the beginning of each season to prep our boat (battery, lube change, spark plugs etc.) and sometimes drop it into the lake depending on which family member had a […]

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What do you think we should do with the Fireboat? Keep it or sell it?

Please read the update on our News page by Jon Landsberg before commenting.

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USLA Decal?

I’m proud to support the efforts of USLA even though I’m not a camp resident as I spend many happy hours fishing on the lake each summer. I would like to know if USLA offers a decal that I could place on my boat or vehicle to show that support?

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In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.-John Muir

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. -John Lubbock

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