Adirondack Canoeing & Kayaking
More than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams run through the Adirondack Park - making for incredible canoeing and kayaking adventures.
The Adirondacks are unique among mountain regions in North America for the simple fact that for every mountain peak, there are hundreds of miles of waterways. From the mighty Hudson River to the magnificence of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks are a paddler's paradise boasting more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams.
To put that in perspective – the circumference of the Earth at the equator, or from pole to pole, is a little less than 25,000 miles. Mind blown? We thought so.
Whether you've never been paddling before, or you're one of the few who make it their life's passion to get out on the water as much as possible, you'll find canoeing and kayaking experiences in the Adirondacks that you won't find anywhere else on Earth.
Our last piece of advice: you'll enjoy your Adirondack kayaking or canoeing experience so much more if you have the proper gear, whether you're going out for a few hours or a couple of days. Necessities include:
Throughout the Adirondack Region, professional outfitters, including St. Regis Canoe Outfitters in Saranac Lake and Adirondack Coast Paddle Board Co. in Plattsburgh, can provide maps, equipment, and advice on where to go based on your group's ability.