Professional Guide Mike Crawford

In Saranac Lake, in the early 90’s, I studied forestry and became a Wilderness Education Association certified outdoor leader. As an assistant forest ranger employed by the NYSDEC, I worked in the central and western Adirondacks.  I worked in forests throughout Upstate New York for many years employed by the USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service as a biological technician and arborist.

After earning my USCG Masters License in 2002, I  became a licensed guide with the NYSDEC Lands & Forests Division in 2003. 

Besides the many friendships I have made with my guests in over a decade-and-a-half of hands-on guiding,  it is the depth of experience that has made Upstate Guide Service Inc. the most successful and professional full-time outdoor guide service in New York State! 

The 2018  season was another safe, enjoyable and successful year with over 125 days of guiding! Some of my 2018 guests included HBO Vice News, Topic Studios Inc, TroutPower and The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra!

Upstate Guide Service Inc. always works hard to exceed the expectations of our guests with an experienced guide service that takes pride in every trip. 

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