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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Bald Mountain Beauty

This is the most breath taking view Ive ever known.

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Day's End

The end of a beautiful day on Brant Lake

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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

Four-season fully licensed guide service offers Adirondack hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Day and overnight trips available! Let us put...
North Creek, NY
Full service marina, gas diesel, ship store, repairs, dock, storage, gas ship store. Restaurant 561 0140
Plattsburgh, NY
Spectacular lakes, rivers and streams enhance Lewis County's natural beauty. These waterways entice a wide variety of recreationalists to the area for canoeing, whitewater rafting and many other...
Lowville, 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
115 acre, 8500 sq-ft, built in 1990 sleeps 24 on private lake. Swimming and canoeing. Groups, reunions and retreats welcome. Snowmobile, cross country ski and ATV trails nearby.
Glenfield, NY
Full service cycling, canoeing, hockey, ski and kayak shop.
Plattsburgh, NY
Whitewater rafting and tubing on Sacandaga and Hudson Rivers. Raft & Ride horseback packages. Kayak, canoe and SUP rentals. Guided mountain bike tours. Fish with Licensed New York State Guides;...
Hadley, NY
ADK is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of New York State Forest Preserve, parks, wild lands and waters. Walk-in information center offers hiking, snowshoe, skiing maps,...
Lake George, NY
Single, tandem and fishing kayaks; 2 person paddle boats and 1-4 person row boats rentals.
Lake George, NY
A historic conference center offering an inspiring Adirondack experience. Daily full membership covers all facilities and activities including, nature center...
Silver Bay, NY
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