Paddling

Lake Champlain, the nation's sixth largest lake, is easily accessible numerous boat launches and marinas. The legendary lake is a popular paddling destination for canoes, SUPs, flat water, and sea kayaks. Find any kind of experience on the water, from relaxing flat water to adventurous whitewater floats.

  • 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 both by birding and fishing. Guides and boat rental services are available throughout the region and are a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more and going out on an adventure.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

http://loveyouradk.org/pledge

Putnam Pond and North Pond

Several trails can be accessed from the shore of the ponds including Treadway Mountain, which is a wonderful hike with outstanding views.

Getting there

From the intersection of...

Location: 
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
  
Berrymill Pond

Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!

Getting there

From the intersection of Route 9N, Route 22 and Route 74 in Ticonderoga follow Route 74...

Location: 
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, 12883
  
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: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
  
Bulwagga Bay Park

Canoe, kayak, swim, and bird all at Bulwagga Bay! Say "hi" to Champ if you're in the area.

Paddling

Maintained by the Town of Moriah, this public beach is located within the...

Location: 
Bulwagga Bay Road, Port Henry, 12974
  
Long Pond

The mountains look down on some incredible fishing in this scenic, and tranquil, location.

Fishing

Long Pond is 400 acres, so there is plenty of room to fish! Species include:...

Location: 
Route 22, Willsboro, 12996
  
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
  
Port Henry's Champ Beach Park

Enjoy scenic swimming, camping, and picnicking on the shore of expansive Lake Champlain. You can even look for Champy, the infamous lake monster!

Swimming

This is a small town...

Location: 
Beach Road, Port Henry, 12974
  
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.

How to get there

Put in...

Location: 
Route 22, Essex, 12936
  
Clear Pond

Clear Pond is as quiet a pond as you will find anywhere, and although many hikers use the trails surrounding the pond, very few access it by boat. Use the area trails to extend your adventure, and...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
  
Crane Pond

Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 

How to get there

Take Route 74 from Ticonderoga to Route 9. Follow Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
  
Lincoln Pond

Lincoln Pond is a great fishing spot in the Lake Champlain Region! Cast a line and catch tiger muskellunge, northern pike, bass, panfish, or bullhead. If fishing isn't your thing, it's also a...

Location: 
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
  
Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake. Visitors can boat, paddle, fish, and even camp at this scenic spot. It is approximately 420-...

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
  
Bulwagga Bay RV Resort & Campground

Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and paddle boats for rent.  Explore the bay or cross it to visit the Crown Point State Historic Site and Lake Champlain Bridge Heritage Area. 

Location: 
Route 22/9N, Port Henry, 12974
  
Ausable Chasm

The oldest natural attraction in the United States (est. 1870), the sites of the chasm are breathtaking. Formed of sandstone that is 500 million years old from a time geologists...

Location: 
2144 Route 9, Au Sable Chasm, 12911
  
Adirondac Rafting Company - Whitewater Adventures

 

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: 
100 West Main St, Indian Lake, 12842