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

Single, tandem and fishing kayaks; 2 person paddle boats and 1-4 person row boats rentals.
Lake George, NY
Private launch, parking, gas, boat rental; motor boat, canoe, row, pontoon, complete service, dock space rental. Lake George Park Commission registration decal. Off shore towing, water taxi. On Lake...
Bolton Landing, 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
A four-season guide service through mountains, lakes, rivers and streams for more than 25 years. Fully licensed and specializing in back-country outlings including hunting, fishing, cross country...
Olmstedville, 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
A historic conference center offering an inspiring Adirondack experience. Daily full membership covers all facilities and activities including, nature center...
Silver Bay, NY
Family adventure fun. Guided whitewater rafting; lazy river tubing, canoeing and kayaking. Guided fishing, hiking, overnight camping, climbing and caving, snowshoe trips, winter excursions available...
Wevertown, NY
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...
Beginning of historic towpath trail and waterway at Feeder Dam, Richardson Street and Haviland Avenue. Listed on New York State and National Register of Historic Places, National Recreation Trail...
Glens Falls, 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
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