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Directions & Lodging 257 Ranger School Road, Wanakena, NY

Directions to the Ranger School

From Syracuse (about 3 hours)
Route 81 to Route 342 (Ft. Drum) to Route 3 East (Natural Bridge, Harrisville, Star Lake)Follow Route 3, 6 miles beyond Star Lake and take County Road 61 (right turn) proceed about 1 mile, bear left at "Y", proceed about 2/10's of a mile, take first left turn (Ranger School Road) - follow to the end.

From Albany (about 4 hours)
Take Route 87 North to Exit 23 (Warrensburg). Take Route 28 N to Indian Lake to Blue Mountain Lake. In Blue Mountain Lake take Route 30 to Long Lake and on to Tupper Lake. In Tupper Lake take Route 3 West to Cranberry Lake. Proceed 8 miles beyond Cranberry Lake on Route 3 to County Road 61 (left turn) proceed about 1 mile, bear left at "Y", proceed about 2/10's of a mile, take first left turn (Ranger School Road) - go all the way to the end.

Wanakena Area Lodging

Wanakena

Cranberry Lake (8 miles East of Ranger School on Route 3)

Childwold (20 miles East of Ranger School)

  • Thirsty Moose Cabins (518) 359-2540

The Guest House Bed & Breakfast

  • nnyguesthouse.com
  • 368 Dana Hill Road
    Russell, New York 13684
    (315)-562-3742

    Tupper Lake (35 miles East of Ranger School)

    • Park Motel (518) 359-3600
    • Pine Terrace Motel (518) 359-9258
    • Red Top Inn (518) 359-9209
    • Lakeview Motel (518) 359-2778
    • Shaheen’s Motel (518) 359-3384
    • Sunset Park Motel (518) 359-3995
    • Timber Lodge Motel (518) 359-2320
    • Tupper Lake Motel (518) 359-3381
    • Various Cottages for rent at adkbyowner.com

    Saranac Lake (57miles East of Ranger School)

    Watertown (70 miles West of Ranger School)

    • Hampton Inn (315) 782-2222
    • Hilton Garden Inn (315) 788-1234
    • Holiday Inn Express (315) 779-1234
    • Ramada (315) 788-0700
    • Comfort Inn & Suites (315) 782-2700

    Other (search Wanakena):

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    Aerial photograph by ESF alumni Tim O'Neill '78 and David Peszko '62