Cranberry Lake is a hamlet located along NYS Route 3 on the north shore of Cranberry Lake. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the Adirondacks, being just behind Lake George and Raquette Lake. It has been kept preserved and natural due to the fact that most of the land is owned by New York State. The lake is immense with nearly 7000 acres and having a wide range of depth. This makes it a great retreat for watersports and a popular spot for fishing with the lake being stocked with trout. It is a great place for extensive hiking for the intermediate and experience hiker with miles of hiking trails. The experienced hiker can enjoy the challenge of the 50 mile loop of trails around the Lake. In the winter months, these trails are utilized as excellent snowmobile trails, making for easy hiking. For the boaters, put your boat in the water at the public boat launch on the Oswegatchie River located on Columbian Road. For more recreation, bring the family to the Town's beach located on Route 3, which has lifeguards on hand for your swimming safety.