Paddling

The Whiteface Region has some excellent choices. While other areas of the Adirondacks feature multi-day paddles, the rugged cliffs and rocky streams of the Ausable River and High Peaks mountains are different. Here, enjoy dramatic photography opportunities, with excursions that can be an important part of a full day.

Don't miss the park at Lake Everest, which has canoe, kayak, Stand Up Paddleboard, and aquabike rentals avaiable, as well as a sandy hand launch site if you bring your own watercraft.

It's like riding a bike. Really!

Franklin Falls Flow has a unique shoreline since it is made by damming the Saranac River at Franklin Falls. The best way to see the full extent of its scenery is by kayak, canoe, or other light watercraft. In places, the water is only 10 feet deep.

There's also whitewater in certain places, such as Ausable - West - Monument to High Falls. A near-vertical drop!

Foamy fun.

Whatever your single craft pleasure, there's a little gem of a location that will provide a great outing. Need guides and rentals? Check out our gear shops.

This remote spot is a favorite for anglers and naturalists. 10 acres of developed campground is surrounded by over 8,000 acres of Wild Forest state land. Size: 813 acres, 4 miles long Access: Located on Silver Lake Road, 9 miles...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
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This stretch has many drops... even a near vertical! Class III-IV+, 3.5 miles Putin Location @ Latitude: 44.31128 Longitude: -73.91579 Takeout Location @ Latitude: 44.34791 Longitude: -73.87554 River photo courtesy NE Waterfalls....
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Lake Placid, New York
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This is a bit of a longer carry than most ponds, and much more rugged, but the reward is a quaint, quiet, and peaceful experience. The effort to reach this small back-country pond is worth every step. Not recommended for heavy boats...
Location:
Wilmington, New York
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The carry is a bit narrow with odd footing, but is a short distance where conditions are less of an issue. A boat that drafts less water can be put in at the outlet, part way up the carry trail, but it is typically to shallow...
Location:
Lake Placid, New York
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This stretch of river has become famous not only for its rapids, but also for the covered bridge which spans the river. Class II-III, 6.3 miles Putin Location @ Latitude: 44.27899 Longitude: -73.79001 Takeout Location @ Latitude:...
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Keene, New York
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Click to Book 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...
Location:
Indian Lake, New York
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Due to Paul Smiths' Dam this is the largest body of water in Saint Armand. Gorgeous views and the open sky will make your day of paddling memorable. Size: 437 Acres. Off Rte 3 on Co Rte 18, 5 miles east of Bloomingdale. Hand...
Location:
Duane, New York
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This is a long, fun, ride through scenery which has inspired artists all over the area. Class I-III+, 11 miles Putin Location @ Latitude: 44.3885 Longitude: -73.8176 Takeout Location @ Latitude: 44.44137 Longitude: -73.67545
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Au Sable Forks, New York
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This pond can only be reached by boat and carry from Connery Pond. You will put-in at Connery Pond is at the location below. Paddle to the north end Connery Pond and locate the outlet for Long Pond. The carry is only about 0.2 miles...
Location:
Lake Placid, New York
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This carry is a bit long, but not overly difficult. The initial section is part of a re-route that the DEC did a few years back to help create additional parking. The start is a tad narrow and windy, but short. Once on the old section...
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Wilmington, New York
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This is a unique paddle, because of its interesting features. Lake Everest is simply a widening of the Ausable River, kind of like how Long Lake is a widening of the Raquette River. From the bridge in Wilmington located on Route 86,...
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Wilmington, New York
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