Adirondack Wild Paddling
Hamilton County Waterways
Paddle pristine motorless areas like Lake Lila, Little Tupper, Round, and Low's Lakes to find backcountry camping wilderness campsites on the shores of Long and Indian Lakes. Paddle along Raquette and Blue Mountain Lake and admire Adirondack Great Camp architecture on the shore. Spend days from a cabin, then paddle in your canoe or kayak exploring isolated inlets, or make a quick circuit around a pond before dinner. If you're looking for a race, the Adirondack Challenge will feature a 15-mile flatwater race on July 21st with cash prizes available! Whatever your pleasure, you'll always enjoy breath-taking views in the Adirondack Wild.
Whitewater rafting challenges are found on the Bog and Sacandaga Rivers. Please scout these waters before shooting the rapids. Rafting trips are available from experienced outfitters and are a blast for families with older children and those looking for an intense team building experience.
If your looking to experience a day paddle to scout for wildlife and birds, get instructions on canoe or kayaking techniques, or be led on a multi-day canoe camping trip, hire an licensed guide. Whatever you choose to do, taking a paddle on the many lakes, rivers, and streams in the Adirondacks is an experience unmatched.
Please be prepared for changes in the weather and if an electrical storm rolls in, be sure to get off of the water immediately.Search for Paddling using the Trip Planner feature.