Another way to get on the water. From the classic canoe to the versatile kayak, there are plenty of ways to float in the Lake George Area.

Picture this:  

You paddle out to the middle of a lake. As the sun rises over the far-off mountains, the loons let out a haunting call. You crack a book and read a chapter before the rest of the world wakes up. 

By kayaking or canoeing in the Lake George Area, that life can be yours. Paddling is one of the most peaceful ways to enjoy Lake George Area waters. Rent a kayak at any number of reputable rental locations. At some of these locations, you can even rent stand up paddle boards. If you own your own canoe or kayak, launch it at a public launch. Don’t forget a paddle!

Adirondack Mountain Club

Adirondack Mountain Club

The Adirondack Mountain Club promotes conservation and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, the Adirondack Forest Preserve, other parks, wildlands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. Since 1922 the organization has offered opportunities to stay and play as well as protect, discover, and explore the outdoors.

Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob

Round the Lake Challenge

Explore the Lake George Area and become a Round-the-Laker! The Round the Lake Challenge is an outdoor recreation challenge designed by the Lake George Land Conservancy to, "educate about the Lake George watershed’s natural, historical and cultural resources by encouraging first-hand experiences."

Overlook Park

Overlook Park

Access the Feeder Canal from Overlook Park! Overlook Park is a public recreation area on the Feeder Canal. It marks the beginning of the Feeder Canal Towpath Trail, a nine-mile walking, biking, and winter sports trail.

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

East Schroon River Road Canoe Launch - Bolton

East Schroon River Road Canoe Launch - Bolton

Paddle the Schroon River from Bolton Landing! This free public canoe launch is for cartop boats only. A wooden staircase leads to a small sand launch on the banks of the Schroon. This canoe launch has parking for five to ten cars. Easily accessible from I-87.

Central Adirondack Trail

Central Adirondack Trail

Explore Adirondack roads and lakes on the Central Adirondack Trail! The spectacular 140-mile Central Adirondack Trail can be traveled by car and canoe. Beginning at the Cooper's Cave Bridge in Glens Falls, the trail runs northwest through the heart of the Adirondacks following historic waterways and passing myriad of lakes as it proceeds south to Rome, NY where the trail ends.

Veterans Memorial Park

Swim in the sun on Lake George at Veterans Memorial Park! Have fun in the sun at Veterans Memorial Park, a public park in the heart of Bolton Landing. Swim in the shallow swimming area or lounge on the sandy beach. Play basketball, hang on the docks, and enjoy picnic tables & grills, a playground, and a pavilion. The beach is open daily throughout the summer with lifeguards present.

River Ridin'

River Ridin'

Go on a water adventure with River Ridin'! Get on the water with River Ridin'! Choose a Trak-yak paddler, stand-up paddle board, kayak, or tube to float down the Sacandaga or Hudson Rivers. Bring a lunch and a cooler to maximize the day's enjoyment. Either paddle fast to feel the rush of the river or just float and relax on the water.

River Road Canoe Take Out

Get your boat off the Hudson at the River Road Canoe Take Out! This canoe take out is located just before Rockwell Falls. This take out has limited parking.

Starbuckville Dam Canoe Launch

Starbuckville Dam Canoe Launch

Paddle the Schroon River from Starbuckville Damn Canoe Launch! This free public launch on the Schroon River is for car-top kayaks and canoes only. The parking lot has rooms for five cars, and there is a 500-foot carry from the lot to the boat launch.

Mill Pond Canoe Launch

Paddle Brant Lake from this canoe launch on Mill Pond! Paddlers who want to discover Brant Lake can launch their canoes and kayaks at this free canoe launch on Mill Pond. Brant Lake is only a short paddle from the launch site! Parking is available across the street at The Hub!

Bridge at Riparius Canoe Launch

Bridge at Riparius Canoe Launch

Access the Hudson River in Chestertown below the bridge at Riparius This free public launch for canoes and kayaks is located below the bridge at Riparius on the Hudson River. It is for car-top boats only. This launch has parking for 11 cars and trailers.