Mike Crawford — Professional Guide

While Syracuse is my hometown, I moved to Saranac Lake after High School in the early 90’s and learned from the best guides and outdoor leaders in the Adirondacks. I became a Wilderness Education Association certified outdoor leader in 1993.

After finishing school and a year in the Canadian wilderness, I returned to the Adirondacks and worked as a seasonal forest ranger for NYSDEC and then as an arborist for the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, traveling throughout Central and Northern Upstate New York.   

I became a NYS licensed guide with the NYSDEC Lands & Forests Division in 2003. The following year I earned my USCG Masters License. Leading anglers and hunters is now a full-time job.

Besides experience, it is all the friendships made over the years that makes Upstate Guide Service successful!

Some of my 2018 guests included HBO Vice News, Topic Studios Inc, TroutPower and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Upstate Guide Service always works hard to exceed the expectations of our guests. We are an experienced guide service that takes pride in every trip. 

Thanks for visiting and feel free to contact me with any questions.