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!

North River Canoe Launch Sites

Access the Hudson River from these three town of North River canoe launches! These three free public cartop only canoe launches are located on the Hudson River in the town of North River.  

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.

Wayside Beach

Wayside Beach

Spend an afternoon at this quaint beach on Lake Luzerne! Bring a picnic lunch and cooler to this quaint and quiet beach. The kids can swim while you launch your canoe, kayak, or small motor boat. This beach has a large parking lot and is absolutely free!

Lake Avenue Park

Lake Avenue Park

Hideaway on the beach at Lake Avenue Park! Lake Avenue Park includes a small, hidden public beach on Lake George. Visitors to the park can swim and take advantage of a boat launch for cartop, non-motorized vessels. The beach includes a children's wading area, benches, interpretive plantings, and on-site parking.

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!

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.

Devocean Watersports Paddleboards

Devocean Watersports Paddle Boards

Devocean Watersports offers a variety of Paddle Board services to fit any adventurer's needs. Inflatable Body Glove Paddle Board rentals for use where you want, when you want, for as long as you want! A triple layer stringer design for maximum rigidity is wider than the average board for comfort, stability and ease of use.  The board, paddle, pump, and accessories conveniently fit inside a backpack.

Shermantown Road Canoe Launch

Paddle the Feeder Canal from the Shermantown Road Canoe Launch! This free cartop canoe launch offers access to the Feeder Canal via a dock off Shermantown Road. Be aware, there is a four foot drop between the dock and the water at this launch site. Some of the rural areas near this canoe launch are noted by birdwatchers. Cars may be parked on Shermantown Road.

County Home Bridge Boat Launch

County Home Bridge Boat Launch

Access the Schroon River from Diamond Point! This cartop public boat launch is located at the County Home Bridge in Diamond Point, providing access to the Schroon River. Parking is available. The launch itself is on the south side of the bridge.

Glen Lake

Glen Lake

Canoe, kayak, and ice fish on Glen Lake! Discover Glen Lake, a small body of water in Queensbury that's perfect for a canoe or kayak paddle or a day of ice fishing!

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."

Pharoah Lake Wilderness

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

Explore the Adirondack wilderness around Pharaoh Lake! This 46,283-acre wilderness includes an abundance of lakes, ponds, streams, mountains, and hiking trails that are open to the public. The over 70 miles of hiking trails range from easy to difficult. Pharaoh Mountain, the highest mountain in the preserve, is found on the shores of Pharaoh Lake, the largest lake in the preserve. These trails are great for snowshoeing.