Lake Champlain, the nation's sixth largest lake, 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 and are a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more and going out on an adventure.
View some great paddling options below.
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.