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!

Northwest Bay Brook

Access Northwest Bay from this boat launch just north of Bolton Landing! Located just north of Bolton Landing, Northwest Bay Brook and wetlands can be explored by trail or canoe, starting from the car-top launch site. This is a hand-launch site which requires a short portage from the parking lot to the launch site. There is parking for about 15 cars.

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.

Patty's Water Sports

Patty's Water Sports

Every day is demo day at Patty's Water Sports! Patty's Water Sports offers stand-up paddle board rentals, lessons, and  tours on the eastern side of Lake George. Try the fastest growing sport on the water -- stand-up paddle boarding! It's a fun and easy way to play on the water and offers a full body workout.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.