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 the 'Dacks
65 Great Flatwater Adventures, 2nd edition, describes day trips that appeal to paddlers of all tastes and abilities, from parents with young children to hard-core wilderness junkies. The revised and expanded edition adds five new destinations, including Boreas Ponds and Essex Chain Lakes containing 150 color photos of waterways, wildflower, and birds.