There is a distinct sound that comes from pulling your paddle through the water, propelling your vessel forward. The gently swirling water and the small sounds of air pockets popping is soothing, mesmerizing, yet exciting at the same time. Add surrounding scenery and sunlight into the mix as you glide through the water and you’ve got an experience straight out of a daydream...or the Adirondacks.
Calm water, fire-in-the-sky sunsets, and seclusion is what you’ll find here. Explore the coves or head into the narrows for that true wilderness paddling feeling. Don’t worry about crowds either, this is a pretty well-kept secret…until now at least.
The Hudson River is known for being the wide smooth flowing river that separates NYC and NJ, this section however, is nothing but pristine whitewater for hardcore paddlers. Thrill seekers from neighboring states converge here during the early spring months to enjoy class IV & V rapids.
Within Pharaoh Lake Wilderness there are numerous ponds and lakes perfect for paddling. You’ll just have to carry your canoe or kayak into them. 1.7 miles may seem like a long way to carry your canoe but once you launch from the banks and start paddling, you’ll forget all about the hike in.
Looking for that winding river that cuts through the Adirondacks? You’ll want to paddle along this river then. Weave through the Adirondack Park as you take in the tree lined river banks, spotting local wildlife along the way.