Float your Boat on the Adirondack Coast

The Adirondack Coast will float your boat! Whether it is by motor, sail or paddle power, the rivers, ponds and lakes of the Lake Champlain region are the perfect place to launch into summer.

The Palisades

Boaters are invited to explore the nation's sixth great lake, with views of the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Adirondacks in New York, and perhaps the famed Lake Champlain monster, Champ!

Lake Champlain offers a number of full service marinas for rentals, supplies and docking, and convenient boat launch areas for easy access. The region's namesake lake, at 100 miles long, is a favorite for larger motorized vessels and sailboats alike.

Paddlers will find Lake Champlain is a perfect waterway to enjoy sea kayaks and canoes - a must-see destination is the impressive cliffs at the Palisades between Essex and Westport. And the many rivers and ponds in the region are ideal for smaller human-powered craft as well. There are waters to navigate with both whitewater and flatwater boats!

Featured put-ins for paddling include:

For a special treat, visitors to Ausable Chasm can choose from floating amidst the tall cliffs of this natural wonder in a guided raft or on a tube!

Boaters can stop for lunch at a lakeside restaurant or take more time to explore the region's communities and stay in one of the many lodging options, from quaint Bed & Breakfasts to historic Inns.  View the many Adirondack Coast lodging packages and drop anchor! 

Lincoln Pond