Your Adirondack Basecamp

What better way to see the beauty of Schroon Lake than a day of paddling? Whether you prefer to kayak or canoe, grab your paddles, and explore Schroon Lake and the Schroon River. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife — loons, muskrats, and ducks are just a few of the animals you might spot on your journey.

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Leave No Trace

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Seven Principles of Leave No Trace


4511 State Rte 28, North Creek, New York
(518) 251-3746
9 Ordway Lane, North Creek, New York
(800) 989-7238
6440 NY 30, Indian Lake, New York
(518) 523-1635, (800) 510-7238
Adirondac Rafting Company invites you to run the wild and scenic Hudson River Gorge. The gorge run is a 16 mile, 4-5 hour adventure trip with plenty of whitewater fun. Adirondac Rafting...
Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
While the Adirondacks are rife with lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams, few are as wild as the Opalescent River. From its humble origins deep in the High Peaks Wilderness, the Opalescent empties...
62 Hardscrabble Road, Olmstedville, New York
(518) 251-3762
Come canoeing in the Adirondacks with Adirondack Mountain and Stream Guide Service! We have been leading guided canoe and kayak trips  for over 25 years. Our guides are licensed by the state and...
Pine Tree Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
The 19,600-acre Essex Chain Lakes Complex opened to the public in the summer of 2014 as a prime destination for Adirondack paddling, camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing. The region contains the...
Blue Ridge Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Views of the High Peaks dominate the scene from the shore of Boreas Ponds, the 320-acre waterbody for which this region is named. LaBier Flow, Boreas River, LeClaire Brook, Casey Brook, Slide Brook,...
Blue Ridge Rd, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Hiking Follow an old access road turned into an easy trail to a camping, picnic, and launch area at the pond. The hike is quite easy and all downhill to the pond. The wide trail is colorful in...
Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Start at Cheney Pond. At the beginning there are many sets of rapids with a negotiable waterfall in season, and it ends with a long stretch of trickier rapids. In between, there are stunning photo...
Northwoods Club Rd, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
The launch is small and a slight carry down but not steep by any means. The eastern shore is private property so please respect. This would be an excellent pond for SUP’s or learning to paddle...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. For access: take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half mile, take a left...
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Paddling These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows. The best launch is located near the beach which is just over a small hill from the main parking area in the campground and there is a...
Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake. Visitors can boat, paddle, fish, and even camp at this scenic spot. It is approximately 420-...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
To reach the shore you will need to carry downhill on a gentle grade. The gravel grade is sloped for handicap access with two rest stops along the way. The launch is well-graded and flat for easy...
28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Lake Harris now supports a self-sustaining population of walleye after being experimentally stocked from 2004 until 2008. Also known for its quality panfishing. Ice Fishing Species: Northern pike,...
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
Camping Large, well-forested campsites with lots of privacy. This is a key start-off point for hiking in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness area. Choose from interior site camping, which requires a boat...
East Shore Road, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
This wonderful hike is not to be missed! To get here, take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and follow Route 9 south toward Schroon Lake. Continue for 0.6 miles and turn onto Alder Meadow Road and...
Putts Pond Rd, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
You will need to paddle through Putnam Pond and into North Pond to access the carry trail for Rock Pond. The trail is located in the northern bay and is well marked. Follow this trail past another...
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Paddling Loons, whitetail deer, common mergansers, beavers, snapping turtles, and water snakes have all been spotted. Experience this very peaceful, but close enough to civilization, part of the...
763 Putts Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 532-7675
Clear Pond is as quiet a pond as you will find anywhere, and although many hikers use the trails surrounding the pond, very few access it by boat. Use the area trails to extend your ...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
This short and easy hike ends at a particularly scenic pond. On the northeastern side of the pond is a long finger created by a beaver dam and on the north end of the pond is an attractive wetland...
Route 28N, Long Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
Fishing Directions to access point: From Newcomb follow Route 28N west toward Long Lake. Continue for around 9.5 miles to the access site on the right. Look for a DEC sign. Follow this short gravel...
Route 8, Schroon Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
The only access for canoe or kayak is the concrete state boat launch off Route 8. There is ample parking here, but during busy weekends it can get a bit cramped. Aside from the launch area the entire...
Newcomb Lake Road, Newcomb, New York
Now this is the wilderness! Option of a horse drawn wagon for you and your canoe (fee) down a 4.5 mile dirt access road. Closed to all vehicles. Explore the lake and Great Camp Santanoni. Great views...

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