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!

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.

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.

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!

Loon Lake Public Beach

Loon Lake Public Beach

Cool off in Loon Lake at the public beach! Loon Lake Town Beach is a well-maintained, recently-renovated sand beach with a small swimming area. The shallow and deep zones are marked and a raft floats in the deep section. There are also benches, a grassy picnic area, and small boat launch for non-motorized vessels.

Adirondack Adventure Center

Adirondack Adventure Center

Get lazy in the river or swing through the trees with Adirondack Adventure Center! Beat the heat - Chill out - ride our Lazy Lynx Float and enjoy a guided lazy river tubing adventure. Our trips on calm water are great outdoor summer fun for all ages. The guided tube trips are approximately 2.5 to 3-hours, depending on river conditions. Our season is early May through early September.

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."

South Horicon Bridge Canoe Launch

South Horicon Bridge Canoe Launch

Paddle the Schroon below the South Horicon Bridge! This free public canoe launch site sits below the South Horicon Bridge in the town of Chester. The dirt launch is for cartop vessels only. There is plenty of parking in a dirt lot next to the boat launch.

Thirteenth Lake

Thirteenth Lake

Get in touch with nature at Thirteenth Lake! Thirteenth lake in North River is a backwoods experience minus the hike. An accessible gravel path leads from the parking lot to a canoe launch, where you'll have a chance at landing brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, and landlocked salmon.

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.

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.

Glen Lake Canoe Launch

Paddle Glen Lake from this free canoe launch! The Glen Lake Canoe Launch is a public launch located in Queensbury on Glen Lake. This free launch is for car-top boats only -- no motorized boats! There is no swimming and no trailers allowed at this launch. Fishing is allowed. The parking lot fits about 10 cars. Dogs must be leashed. A portable restroom and picnic tables are available.

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.