Panther Mountain Road runs from New York Route 3 toward the southernmost shore of Upper Saranac Lake, along the southwest shore to New York Route 30 at Wawbeek.

New York Times, July 7, 1907

…Noticeable among the changes [of the season] is the plan of S. A. and E. P. Swenson to build a new highway along the southern end of the lake. This highway will be built at an expense of about $15,000…