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!

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.

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!

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Discover the world of whitewater rafting with Wild Waters Outdoor Center! Wild Waters Outdoor Center has specialized in whitewater rafting trips on the Hudson and Sacandaga rivers for 33 years. The Hudson River Gorge offers a day of exhilarating Class III to IV rapids and 17 miles of stunning Adirondack scenery. Our experienced and entertaining guides will be happy to share the history and lore of the mighty Hudson River.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

North River Canoe Launch Sites

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.