The Adirondack Fish Hatchery has quite an illustrious history. It was originally built in 1885 and operated by Milo Otis (when Lake Clear was known as Otisville): Cathy's great-grandfather! One year later in 1886, the Lake Clear Lodge was built by the Otis family.
The Adirondack Fish Hatchery, historically referred to as the Saranac Inn Hatchery after the famous hotel hosting five Presidents, is known for raising landlocked Atlantic salmon for statewide distribution. It produces a reported annual 30,000 pounds of salmon. The visitor center hosts a pool containing salmon, a monitor where you can see fish in a pond, and other exhibits.
It is easily accessed from the Lodge through the new Adirondack Rail Trail via a beautiful bike journey around the shores of Lake Clear. At around three miles away, it's a fun and educational journey for families.