Paddle the coast

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

 

Legendary

Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 963-8668
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.
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Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Fishing
2716
Essex
Route 22, Essex | (518) 597-4649
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 and classified as Class II-IV. Put in location: Latitude: 44.248...
Paddling
1865
Ticonderoga
Route 74, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake.
Fishing
1795
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 597-4649
The mountains look down on some incredible fishing in this scenic, and tranquil, location.
Fishing
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Ticonderoga
Montcalm St, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
This is the lower part of the river, downstream from the falls in Bicentennial Park. After the dramatic drop at the falls, the river slows down to make its way to Lake Champlain near Fort Ticonderoga. Getting There The canoe and kayak launch is across...
Paddling
1866
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Tanaher Pond, within the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, is a nice spot for paddling and fishing with calm, sheltered waters.
Fishing
1869
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Snowshoeing
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Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. Its location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.
Fishing
2669
Ticonderoga
Montcalm St, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
This is the lower part of the river, downstream from the falls in Bicentennial Park. After the dramatic drop at the falls, the river slows down to make its way to Lake Champlain near Fort Ticonderoga. Getting There The canoe and kayak launch is across...
Fishing
1866
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Paddling
2716
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 963-8668
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.
Paddling
2364
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Campgrounds
2716
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. Its location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.
Campgrounds
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Port Henry
Beach Road, Port Henry | (518) 546-7123
It's a small town beach with a big presence. By being here, you increases your odds of seeing Champ! There's also a sandy beach, playground, nearby amenities, and a lovely riverside stroll through the park which contains one of the many rivers and...
4451
Port Henry
Beach Road, Port Henry | (518) 546-7123
It's a small town beach with a big presence. By being here, you increases your odds of seeing Champ! There's also a sandy beach, playground, nearby amenities, and a lovely riverside stroll through the park which contains one of the many rivers and...
Paddling
4451
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. Its location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.
Boating
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Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows; both are great for fishing.
Fishing
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Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 963-8668
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.
2364
Port Henry
Beach Road, Port Henry | (518) 546-7123
It's a small town beach with a big presence. By being here, you increases your odds of seeing Champ! There's also a sandy beach, playground, nearby amenities, and a lovely riverside stroll through the park which contains one of the many rivers and...
4451
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Tanaher Pond, within the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, is a nice spot for paddling and fishing with calm, sheltered waters.
Paddling
1869
Ticonderoga
Route 74, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake.
Paddling
1795
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Hiking
1860
Port Henry
Beach Road, Port Henry | (518) 546-7123
It's a small town beach with a big presence. By being here, you increases your odds of seeing Champ! There's also a sandy beach, playground, nearby amenities, and a lovely riverside stroll through the park which contains one of the many rivers and...
4451
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Fishing
2716
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Cross Country Skiing
2716
Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 597-4649
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 another one of our north-flowing rivers. This section...
Paddling
1864
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 
Hiking
2716
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Campgrounds
1860
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
This small peak has some of the best views in the area and is quite a popular hike when the Putnam Pond DEC Campground is open.
Paddling
1859
Port Henry
Beach Road, Port Henry | (518) 546-7123
It's a small town beach with a big presence. By being here, you increases your odds of seeing Champ! There's also a sandy beach, playground, nearby amenities, and a lovely riverside stroll through the park which contains one of the many rivers and...
Campgrounds
4451
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows; both are great for fishing.
Fishing
1862
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Mill and Murray Ponds are quiet, sheltered and calm waters that are great for paddling, fishing, and birding. 
Paddling
1867
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
Berrymill Pond is a scenic destination with hiking, camping, and paddling!
Paddling
1860
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 963-8668
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.
2364
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga | (518) 597-4649
This small peak has some of the best views in the area and is quite a popular hike when the Putnam Pond DEC Campground is open.
Hiking
1859
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Mill and Murray Ponds are quiet, sheltered and calm waters that are great for paddling, fishing, and birding. 
Fishing
1867
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. Its location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.
2669
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows; both are great for fishing.
Paddling
1862
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 963-8668
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.
Campgrounds
2364
Ticonderoga
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
Putnam Pond Campground is perfect for every camping need. Its location near a wilderness area is prime for exploration, but the maintained facilities take away some of the backcountry stress.
Paddling
2669
Ticonderoga
Route 74, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake.
Fishing
1795
Willsboro
Route 22, Willsboro | (518) 597-4649
The mountains look down on some incredible fishing in this scenic, and tranquil, location.
Paddling
2741
Ticonderoga
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7280
These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows; both are great for fishing.
1862
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Mill and Murray Ponds are quiet, sheltered and calm waters that are great for paddling, fishing, and birding. 
1867
Mineville
County Route 7, Mineville
Tanaher Pond, within the Hammond Pond Wild Forest, is a nice spot for paddling and fishing with calm, sheltered waters.
1869
Port Henry
Route 22/9N, Port Henry | (518) 546-7500
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.
Paddling
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Indian Lake
6440 Route 30, Indian Lake | (518) 523-1635
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 provides highly skilled, licensed, and fun river...
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Indian Lake
6440 Route 30, Indian Lake | (518) 523-1635
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 provides highly skilled, licensed, and fun river...
Guide Services
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Indian Lake
6440 Route 30, Indian Lake | (518) 523-1635
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 provides highly skilled, licensed, and fun river...
Paddling
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