Paddling is one of the most peaceful ways to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Lake George Area. Paddlers have access to bountiful fishing, chance wildlife sightings, and unrivaled scenery along the shores. Rent a canoe, kayak, or SUP (stand-up paddleboard) at a number of reputable rental locations and outdoor outfitters. Some waterfront lodging properties also have on-site rentals and launches for guest-use only. Once you’ve secured your canoe, kayak, or SUP, head to one of many public boat launches along our pristine lakes, ponds, and rivers.

An expedition into the tranquil bays and coves of Lake George is fun for any paddler, while the wide-open waters of leisurely Lake Luzerne and Loon Lake are great for amateur anglers to practice casting from their watercraft. Paddlers willing to carry their boat will find complete seclusion, primitive camping, backcountry hiking, and trophy waters around Garnet Lake, Thirteenth Lake, and Jabe Pond. The meandering Hudson and Schroon Rivers also offer thrills along their sections of flatwater, slow-moving currents, and rapids.

There is an abundance of freshwater in the Lake George Area waiting to be explored – just don’t forget your paddle!