Mike Crawford

Syracuse is my hometown but I moved to Saranac Lake after high school. In the early 90’s, I  learned from some of the best guides and outdoor leaders in the Adirondacks and became a Wilderness Education Association certified outdoor leader.

Following a stint living in the Canadian wilderness, I worked as a wilderness ranger for NYSDEC in the central and western Adirondacks. As a biological technician and arborist for the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, I worked in forests throughout Upstate New York.    

I became a NYS licensed guide with the NYSDEC Lands & Forests Division in 2003 and earned my USCG Masters License that same year. I have been professionally guiding throughout Upstate New York ever since. 

Experience has made Upstate Guide Service successful. The many friendships I have made with my guests in over a decade-and-a-half of leading trips makes guiding an enjoyable  and satisfying pursuit. 

Some of my 2018 guests included HBO Vice News, Topic Studios Inc, TroutPower and The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Upstate Guide Service 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.