Chapel Island is located on the south end of Upper Saranac Lake west of the Bartlett Bay outlet. There are three basic ways to get there.
If you are vacationing or visiting on Upper Saranac Lake and have access to a boat, you can just pull up to the dock, drop off your passengers and then anchor out in the lake in front of the Chapel. A boat shuttler will pick you up and bring you to the dock and then back to your boat after the service. (Note: You can borrow an anchor if you don’t have one. We just ask that you return it before you leave.
By Kayak or Canoe
If you chose to come to Island Chapel by either canoe or kayak simply come up to the docks and you will be directed where to put your vessel. There are a number of people on the docks to assist you if need be.
By the “Chapel Bound”
If you drive (see directions and location) and are on shore, the Chapel Bound will transport you to and from Island Chapel at no cost.
The Chapel Bound is a 25 passenger pontoon boat that is owned by Island Chapel. The State of New York inspects the boat annually and issues Joint Pilot and Operators licenses for the volunteer drivers. You will enjoy a 5-7 minute scenic, smooth ride on the Chapel Bound. Besides the driver, there is a first mate aboard to assist you in any way that you might need it. Life jackets are provided for adults and children. The State of New York requires that all children aged 12 and under wear a life jacket. We have a number of different sizes of both adult and children’s life vests right down to sizes for infants and toddlers.
Chapel Bound transportation is provided starting at 9:15 am from Indian Carry (see directions.) The last boat leaves for the Chapel at 9:45 a.m. so that worship services can begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. These are new times beginning for the 2020 season.
Just a reminder, Indian Carry is located at the south end of Upper Saranac Lake on Old Dock Road . Be sure to look for the blue Island Chapel sign where you turn in from Route 3.