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Adirondack Paddling

There are plenty of opportunities to explore via the water in all corners of the Adirondack Park. It is unique among other mountain regions in North America in that there are several miles of waterways - more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams and 3,000 lakes and ponds - a paddler’s dream! There is something entirely alluring about floating out on a cool lake in the midst of the dog days of summer or being able to see the wide array of fall colors from the water’s perspective. From getting up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife to exploring the islands full of wild blueberries that often grace Adirondack lakes, a day full of paddling offers something for every type of adventurer.

Paddle Options & Routes

External Resources

"Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures" (Written by Phil Brown of the Adirondack Explorer)

Route Suggestions & Trip Planning (Tips provided by Raquette River Outfitters)

Paddling Routes (Shared by Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters)

"125 Years of Liquidity: Adirondack Paddling" (Article featured in 2017 issue of Adirondack Life)

Northern Forest Canoe Trail (A 740-mile paddling trail from New York to Maine)

Paddling Maps & Guidebooks (Available in the ADK Mountain Club online shop)

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Cheers,

Evan, Hilary, and Lucy 🐾