Once on the inlet you will be paddling upstream against a gentle current. The oxbows and grassy edges give this snakelike paddle a very interesting feel and outstanding scenic quality.
The launch area from County Route 2, while a bit tricky, can be done on one side of the road or the other. Many paddlers put in at the Village Center near the marina and paddle south along the shore of Raquette Lake.
How to Get There
From the intersection of Route 28 and County Route 2, follow County Route 2 toward the Village of Raquette Lake. Continue for about 0.25 miles to the bridge over the inlet, park safely in this area.
Option 2 would be to launch from the Village of Raquette Lake and paddle the shore of Raquette Lake to access the inlet.
Type of Launch
Type of Carry
Less than 100 feet
Type of Water
Raquette Lake can get a bit choppy if you are using it for an approach to the inlet, but the inlet itself is quite calm and a gentle current.
This paddle is an excellent opportunity for aquatic wildflowers as well as birding. The gracefulness of the great blue heron is surely to be seen.