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.

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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.

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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
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Lake Placid, New York
  
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Hiking Route Overview From the gate near the parking area, walk back down the road slightly to an area where a couple of cars could park on the left. There is a portage trail here that leads to the shore of the pond, where...
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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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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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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 remote spot is a favorite for anglers and naturalists. It is surrounded by over 8,000 acres of Wild Forest state land. Watch for loon and osprey, both known to nest near the pond. Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing On the...
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Au Sable Forks, New York
  
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These three ponds are located in the Sentinel Range Wilderness Area and offer excellent loop opportunities. There are two trails that lead into the area and either can be used to create a loop to the three ponds. Cross-country...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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Paddling Due to the Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power Company dam, this is the largest body of water in the town of Saint Armand even though it's a dammed part of the Saranac River. Gorgeous views and the open sky...
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Wilmington, New York
  
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