Canoeing & Kayaking

More than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams run through the Park - making for incredible canoeing and kayaking adventures.
Adirondack SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Enjoy the amazing sport of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) on the thousands of lakes, ponds, and rivers in the Adirondacks!

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Evening Paddle

An evening paddle just before a big storm on Big Bay in the town of Arietta, just off route 10.

Jackie Brown
Family padling

The kids and I coming back from a afternoon of padling together.

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Forever wild, always an adventure, the Adirondack Region offers unparalleled canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding on thousands of miles of rivers, lakes and ponds. From the southern isles of Lake George to the northern tip of Lake Champlain, explore New York State’s celebrated, scenic and historic paddling routes throughout the summer and fall.

Paddle Adirondack waterways untouched by motorized vessels, and explore lakes dotted by islands offering scenic, well-maintained Adirondack campsites where you can cook a nice meal and relax as the sun sets over your very own slice of paradise.

Adirondack Canoeing, Kayaking and Paddleboarding

Home to New York State's only designated canoe wilderness area, as well as classic paddling routes and a section of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Adirondacks' thousands of miles of rivers, lakes, ponds and streams offer a variety paddling experiences, from gentle ponds ideal for stand up paddleboarding, to remote rivers for whitewater kayaking.

Once on the water, even around Adirondack towns and villages, if you're lucky you'll glimpse a rich variety of waterfowl and swimming critters, including otters, beaver, blue herons, loons and the occasional moose.

Chart your Adirondack paddling adventure with our free Adirondack Waterways Guide to find canoe and kayak routes complete with maps, as well as descriptions so you know what to expect, camping suggestions and top attractions to check out along each waterway.

Canoeing-Kayaking Listings

Specializes in kayaking and canoeing trips, guided trips and instruction. Whitewater, flatwater & sea kayaking throughout the Adirondacks. NYS licensed guides and American Canoe Assoc. certified...
Saranac Lake (Franklin County), NY
Canoe, kayak and motor boat rentals , Fish Creek Pond, Rt. 30. Livery service.
Tupper Lake, NY
Fish & hunt the Adirondacks for trout, bass, landlocked salmon, pike, trophy deer, bear, grouse and predators. Summer and winter interpretive hiking. Ice fishing, weather permitting. Lodging is...
North River, NY
Enjoy a great day of fun & adventure! Guided whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing on Upper and Middle Hudson River Gorges and Moose River. Self-guided canoe & kayak tours. Overnight raft...
North River, NY
Beginning of historic 9 mile towpath trail and waterway at Feeder Dam/Overlook Park at Richardson Street and Haviland Avenue, Queensbury. Listed on New York State and National Register of Historic...
Glens Falls, NY
2,500 acre environmental demonstration forest maintained by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Self-guided 1 mile Grandmother's Tree Nature Trail. Includes an 85 acre lake. Mountain...
Warrensburg, NY
A historic conference center offering an inspiring Adirondack experience. Daily full membership covers all facilities and activities including, nature center...
Silver Bay, NY
Guided lazy river Class 1 tubing for the entire family on the calm lower Hudson River. Guided kayak and canoe tours. Summer snow tubing year round fun on 9 snow tubing runs! Zip line. Winter tubing...
Lake Luzerne, NY
Hike, Canoe, and Backpack the South Central Adirondacks. Enjoy local sights, including birds, wildflowers, trees, history and geology. Birding maps and guides available.
Piseco, NY
Guided kayak tours on Lake George for groups or individuals; lessons, on-water location; shop. Kayak, canoe and stand-up paddle board rentals. Guided hikes with NYS licensed guides, tours for groups...
Bolton Landing, NY
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