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!

Lake Avenue Park

Boat launch for cartop, non motorized boats; on-site parking.

Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Region

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.

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!

Devocean Water Sports Paddleboards

Try a SUP before you buy it with Devocean Watersports! Come to Devocean Watersports' Lake George Village location to check out our LIVE brand paddle boards, inflatable SUP boards, and wakeboards. Get out an explore all new spots that you wouldn't with a standard hard body. We offer a variety of options to fit all different styles. We help beginners educate themselves and always set everyone up for success!

Lens Lake

Picnic.

Round the Lake Challenge

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."

Luzerne State Campground

Come camping on Fourth Lake! Luzerne State Campground has 174 tent and trailer sites. Amenities include hot showers, flush toilets, a trailer dump station, fireplaces, and charcoal grills. Campers can swim, canoe, kayak, and fish on Fourth Lake, which is partially surrounded by the campground. No motor boats are allowed on the lake, creating a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.

Hudson River Park

Boat launch, playground, basketball, softball, picnic shelter, fishing. This public boat launch, located at the end of Big Boom Road (exit 18), has a couple docks and some shoreline available within walking distance. Though not a trout area, expect to catch your share of sunfish, bass, pike, and perch. SWIMMING PROHIBITED. Leashed dogs are welcome. Parking, portable restroom.

Patty's Water Sports

Patty's Water Sports offers stand-up paddle board rentals, lessons, and  tours. Try the fastest growing sport on the water. It's a fun and easy way to play on the water and offers a full body workout. Stop by and experience the feeling of "walking on water."

Lake George Kayak Company

Guided kayak tours on Lake George for groups or individuals. Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board rentals, lessons, tours; shop, on-water location. We provide basic instruction, life vests, paddles, and guidance on the best places to paddle. To keep things simple we launch our boats into the water on location so you won't need to worry about carrying a kayak around or paying a parking fee; however the option to car-top your kayak and launch elsewhere is always open.

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 native Adirondack brook trout. Feeling adventurous? A network of hiking trails loop around the lake's east side, offering access to lakeside campsites and gin clear mountain ponds. 

Adirondack Tubing Adventures

Enjoy a guided lazy river tubing, rafting or kayaking trip for all ages. Calm water is perfect for families. Beat the heat, chill out and go with the flow. It will be the easiest vacation decision you've ever made!