Paddling

Lake Champlain, the nation's sixth largest, is easily accessible from the Adirondack Coast's prevalent boat launches and marinas, and is a popular paddling destination for canoes, SUPs, flat water, and sea kayaks. The region offers a wide range of paddling experiences, from serene flat water escapes to rushing whitewater. 

  • Backcountry ponds are ideal for exploration via canoe, kayak or SUP (standup paddleboard). 
  • The region's smaller rivers are navigable with small flat water and whitewater kayaks. 
  • Area attractions offer another great way to paddle - rent a canoe at Fort Ticonderoga and experience history from a water perspective or take a raft ride at the Ausable Chasm.

Paddling is a great way to experience Adirondack wildlife, birding, and to fish. Guides and boat rental services are available throughout the region, let area experts help create a trip that’s right for you!

View some great paddling options below.

Fort Ticonderoga

Explore Fort Ticonderoga by water.

Rent a canoe for a day or half-day and gain a water-level perspective on Fort Ticonderoga and the surrounding landscape while also enjoying the natural...

Location: 
Defiance Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Boquet River - Beaver Meadow Brook

The Beaver Meadow Brook to the Northway is a section of the Boquet River that offers an intriguing mix of easy and slightly challenging sections through some delightful scenery. Remember, this is...

Location: 
Route 9, Elizabethtown, 12932
Mill and Murrey Ponds

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3 miles to a faint dirt access road on...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
Boquet River - Northway to Boquet

The Northway to Boquet section of the Boquet River sweeps under quaint bridges and features beautiful farmland views with distant mountains as a backdrop.

This section is 16.6 miles long...

Location: 
Route 22, Essex, 12936
Jabe Pond

How to Get There

From the Ticonderoga traffic circle, head south on Route 9N. Continue for 1.5 miles past the intersection of Route 9N and Route 3 and locate Split Rock...

Location: 
Route 9N, Ticonderoga, 12883
Russett Pond

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3.5 miles to a fairly large dirt pull...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
North Pond

Migratory songbirds, broadwinged hawks and porcupine may be some of the wildlife that you may see from the peacefulness of your canoe. Quiet, relaxing spot. Stay at the great victorian inns and...

Location: 
Mountain Springs Rd, Westport, 12993
Long Pond

The mountains look down on some incredible fishing in this most scenic, and tranquil, location. Size: 400 acres. Species: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch.

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Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
Tanaher Pond

How to Get There: From the intersection of County Route 6 and 7 in Mineville, follow County Route 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 3 miles to a faint dirt access road on...

Location: 
CR 7, Mineville, 12956
Clear Pond

How to get there: From the intersection of Route 9 and 74 near Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue to Putts Pond Road on the right — this is also the...

Location: 
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
La Chute River

An easy paddle with lots of scenery!

This is the lower part, after the falls in Bicentennial Park. After the dramatic drop there, the river slows down to make its way to Lake Champlain via...

Location: 
Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, 12883
Berrymill Pond

Wild cranberries, pitcher plants, bears and great Northern water snakes are what may greet you on this paddling adventure. Mountain lions? Really? Maybe? Trails, lean-to's, terrific views of the...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Champ Beach Park
Location: 
Dock Lane, Port Henry, 12974
Bulwagga Bay Park
Location: 
Bulwagga Bay Road, Port Henry, 12974
Adirondac Rafting Company

Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting Company...

Location: 
100 West Main St, Indian Lake, 12842
Lincoln Pond Campground
Location: 
County Rte 7, Elizabethtown, 12932
Putnam Pond State Campsite
Location: 
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Bulwagga Bay RV Resort & Campground
Location: 
Route 22/9N, Port Henry, 12974
Snug Harbor Marina




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Location: 
92 Black Point Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883