Canoeing & Kayaking

The Adirondack Lakes Region is famous for offering a year-round destination for Adirondack outdoor activities. Journey to the heart of the Adirondacks and discover more than 600 waterways that beckon with untold adventure. Paddle pristine rivers, swim in deep lakes and fish in placid ponds. In Franklin County, sometimes the best way to travel is by canoe.

Featured Adirondack Paddles

The Adirondack Lakes Region is a Mecca for paddlers. Enjoy a quiet morning paddle around Saranac Lake or trek into the St. Regis Wilderness and experience the primal pleasure of being the only human around for miles. Travel along beautiful stretches of river and look for water birds like Great Blue Herons or Bald Eagles.

In the fall, cheer from the shoreline or race to the finish during Adirondack paddling events. The Great Adirondack Canoe Classic, also known as the "90-Miler," features hundreds of paddlers racing for 90 miles from the town of Webb to Saranac Lake over Labor Day Weekend.

Wherever your route takes you, you'll find secluded coves and spectacular vistas around each corner in the Adirondack Lakes Region.

Adirondack Outfitters & Boat Rentals

Licensed Adirondack guides and outfitters provide expertise and guidance to paddlers - carrying on a tradition that spans centuries. In the Adirondack Lakes Region, our professional, licensed guides provide expert advice on where to go, what to bring and what to expect when paddling in the Adirondacks. From the best places to camp, to the spots to avoid, Adirondack guides are always ready to help you enjoy your next paddling expedition. 

Check out Adirondack Lakes outfitters and canoe/kayak rental services to provide you with all you need for your paddling adventure.

Canoe/Kayak Routes

The lower Bog River canoe and kayak route has 7 miles of technical Class III water ...
Paddling Distance: 10 miles. Access to waterway is via .6 mile portage trail from ...
Paddling Distance: 2.7 miles. Access to waterway: Parking and launch site at the ...
Above the waterfall a winding nine-mile flatwater traverses a broad scenic marsh. ...
Paddling Distance: 3 miles. Access to canoe route via launch sites on Follensby ...
Yes, there are two Little Long Ponds in the St. Regis Canoe Area! ...
Paddling Distance: 9 miles. Waterway access is from bridge on Pond Road (County ...
Hoel Pond, strictly speaking, is not part of the St. Regis Canoe Area. However, this ...
A 12-mile canoe and kayak route from Lake Kushaqua to Osgood Pond traverses an interesting ...
Waterway access to the start of the "Nine Carries" canoe and kayak route ...
Follow waterway access directions for Little Clear Pond, but instead of bearing right ...
This Adirondack canoe and kayak route is well east of the one that is near Fish Pond. ...
Access to this waterway is gained by parking off of Floodwood Road in pull-off area ...
Paddling Distance: 9 miles. Access to this scenic waterway is via Meacham Lake ...
Paddling Distance: 6 miles. Waterway access is from Blue Mountain Road via Quebec ...
This Adirondack canoe and kayak route will take you from Long Lake to Tupper Lake ...
From the top of Upper Saranac to the east end of Lower Saranac is a 17.5-mile canoe ...
The Saranac River starts out as slow-moving flatwater with one section of up to Class ...
From Union Falls Pond, this Adirondack canoe and kayak route drops rapidly. Class ...
This 7-mile Adirondack waterway of nearly continuous whitewater requires advanced ...
There is no canoe carry between Slang and Turtle Ponds, just a narrow passage of ...
Paddling Distance: 6.4 miles. Waterway access is via a public picnic area/beach ...
Portage into this remote 16-mile winding flatwater. This Adirondack canoe and kayak ...
Paddling Distance: 5.1 miles. Waterway access is from Blue Mountain Road in St. ...
This is a pond-hopper's paradise. Many carries are short and most canoe and kayak ...
These two large lakes, connected by a wide channel, are 10.5 miles long. ...
A shallow marsh connects this canoe and kayak region in the Adirondacks which consists ...