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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adirondack Mountain Club

The Adirondack Mountain Club promotes conservation and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, the Adirondack Forest Preserve, other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. Since 1922 the organization has offered opportunities to stay and play as well as protect, discover, and explore the outdoors.

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.

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!

Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch

Access the Hudson River in Thurman from the Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch! This free public cartop boat launch, providing access to the Hudson River, is located underneath the Thurman Station Bridge. The launch has a large stone parking lot. From the parking lot, follow a short and steep trail down to the rough canoe launch on the water.  

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.

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."

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

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.