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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide

Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide

Don't paddle in the Adirondacks without the Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide! The Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide, also known as Adirondack Waterways, offers maps and information to help paddlers enjoy the lakes, rivers, brooks, ponds and streams in the Adirondacks by canoe, kayak or other vessels. Download this and other guides!

Thirteenth Lake Hand Launch

Access Thirteenth Lake from this canoe launch site! This free public cartop only canoe launch located in North River provides access to Thirteenth Lake. The launch is mostly dirt and there is limited parking. Thirteenth Lake is a 2-mile long, usually calm lake in the Siamese Pond Wilderness.

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.