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. 

Paddling near Westport - talk about a scenic ride!

  • 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.

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Adirondac Rafting Company

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...
Location: Indian Lake, New York
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Berrymill Pond

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: Ticonderoga, New York
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Boquet River - Beaver Meadow Brook

Boquet River - Beaver Meadow Brook
The Beaver Meadow Brook to Northway section of the Boquet River offers an intriguing mix of easy & slightly challenging sections through some delightful scenery. Remember, this is another one of...
Location: Elizabethtown, New York
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Boquet River - Northway to Boquet

Boquet River - Northway to Boquet
The Northway to Boquet section of the Boquet River sweeps under quaint bridges and features beautiful farmland views with distance mountains as a backdrop. 16.6 miles long. Classified as a class II-...
Location: Essex, New York
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Clear Pond

Clear Pond
You will need to paddle through Putnam Pond to the narrow that separate it and North Pond. From the narrows you can access the 0.6 mile portage trail that leads to Clear Pond. Clear pond is as quiet...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake
How to Get There From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Fort Ticonderoga

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 beauty and...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Jabe Pond

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 Road on the right. Drive down...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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La Chute River

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 Fort...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Lincoln Pond

Lincoln Pond
You can launch from the state campground, but a day-use fee will be required. There are plenty of spots to launch a canoe or kayak from the side of Lincoln Pond Road. The waters a gentle and...
Location: Port Henry, New York
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Long Pond

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. Photo courtesy...
Location: Willsboro, New York
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Mill and Murrey Ponds

Mill and Murrey Ponds
Overview From the parking you will have to carry a short distance on well used foot trail. It is not marked but the area gets many camping parties and it is pretty mated down. Once on the pond you...
Location: Mineville, New York
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Noblewood Park

Noblewood Park
With its sweeping views of Lake Champlain, Vermont's Green Mountains, the Boquet River, and the Adirondack foothills, Noblewood Park is one of the hidden jewels of the Adirondack-Champlain region...
Location: Willsboro, New York
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North Pond

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 enjoy...
Location: Westport, New York
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Putnam Pond and North Pond

Putnam Pond and North Pond
These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows. The best launch is located near the beach which is just over a small hill from the main parking area in the campground. This pond in the summer can...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Russett Pond

Russett Pond
How to Get There From the intersection of CR 6 and CR 7 in Mineville follow CR 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for around 3.5 miles to a fairly large dirt pull off on the left, park here. ...
Location: Mineville, New York
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Snug Harbor Marina

Snug Harbor Marina
Untitled Document Snug Harbor Marina, Inc. on beautiful Lake George Your full service marina, including new and used Stingray boats, boat rentals, dockage, winter storage and factory...
Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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Tanaher Pond

Tanaher Pond
How to Get There From the intersection of CR 6 and CR 7 in Mineville follow CR 7 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for around 3-miles to a faint dirt access road on the right. This is a very rough road...
Location: Mineville, New York
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Bulwagga Bay Park

Location: Port Henry, New York
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Bulwagga Bay RV Resort & Campground

Location: Port Henry, New York
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Champ Beach Park

Location: Port Henry, New York
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Lincoln Pond Campground

Location: Elizabethtown, New York
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Putnam Pond State Campsite

Location: Ticonderoga, New York
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