2016 Photography Contest:

Four Seasons Of Saranac

cameraThis 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.

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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

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Proxy Form for Annual Meeting August 13, 2016

If you are unable to attend the annual meeting of USLA on Aug. 13, you are encouraged to sign a proxy form so that we have a quorum and can conduct business. You may fill in the blank with the name of someone you know is attending or leave it blank and your vote will […]

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Aug. 13 Membership Meeting: Wine and Cheese Party now at Santa Clara Town Hall

Hope you can join us! 5359 State Route 30

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Young Life Community Day – Aug. 14, 15 and 16

Young Life is offering the Community Day this year on different days so that we will have plenty of time to parasail if interested. Click on the LINK for the registration form.

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Fitness Center at Paul Smith’s available for USLA members

Paul Smith’s College has invited USLA members to make use of the fitness center at the Saunders Sports Complex. A facility day pass is available for $10, and other options are available. The summer schedule allows for several Open Swim hours, Aqua Aerobics, and ample hours to use the Fitness Center. Additional information can be […]

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The USLA Store is Back!

The USLA STORE IS BACK! We have resurrected the USLA store with limited items for 2016. Please take a look at the USLA branded items offered and order as soon a possible before supplies run out. We will be happy to reorder sizes or items that we don’t have but there may be a short […]

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How to enable wi-fi cell phone calling

How to enable wi-fi cell phone calling with Verizon to the web site. http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/wifi-calling-faqs/

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USLA Membership Meeting July 9

Come One, Come All! USLA Membership Meeting Saturday, July 9, 2016 8:30 AM – coffee and pastries 9:30 AM – Meeting Guest Speaker: Christine Wubbolding, President, Friends of Eagle Island, Inc. Join USLA members and lake friends for the USLA Membership meeting on Saturday, July 9 at 9:30 AM in the Flammer Theater at The […]

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USLA Meeting Minutes from August 8, 2015 now online


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ADK Canoeing Symposium at Paul Smiths July 14-17

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Update on “Open Island” at Eagle Island

Many of you have signed up for the Open House and are coming by your own boats. They are now out of room to dock any more boats due to the big response. Canoes or kayaks that can be pulled up on the beach can still be accommodated but no more motorized boats. There is […]

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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

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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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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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Reception for Dr. Nina Schoch and the Loon Project

You are invited to a reception for Dr. Nina Schoch and the Loon Project, on Friday, 28 August, from 5-7 PM, at the home of Ellen and Michael Bettmann, 628 Panther Ledge (the last drive on the left as you start down the hill toward the marsh on Panther Mountain Road). Dr Schoch, of the […]

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Cocktail Reception to Meet the Executive Director of the Adirondack Museum

For Generations The Campaign for the Adirondack Museum You are invited to a small cocktail reception hosted by museum friend Brian Del Toro As the institution honors its past while implementing exciting changes, your thoughts and input are of great importance to us Please join in a conversation with museum Executive Director David Kahn Sunday, […]

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Loon Census Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, July 18th is our Annual Loon Census – from 8am – 9am. It’s fun and simple – just doing what you already enjoy – watching the loons. The only difference is you’ll count them at one specific time. Our lake has been the largest lake to have 100% coverage for 6 years! I will […]

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Boat Launch Completed?

Does anyone know if the work on the boat launch at the north end is completed? The DEC plans to be there on the 16th/17th to inspect boats for drainage.

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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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