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 oars, 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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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...
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...
Blue Ridge Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
This lovely little pond is part of the Lester Flow. While a pretty destination in its own right, it is also the headwaters of the Boreas River, which can be carried to for a day trip. Photo courtesy...
6440 NY 30, Indian Lake, New York
(800) 510-7238, (518) 523-1635
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...
Route 28N, Minerva, New York
(518) 532-7675
At the trailhead there is room for one car to unload a cartop boat, but you should park across the road at the designated parking area. The trail is narrow, but overall fairly easy with a brief...
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...
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...
Ensign Pond Road, North Hudson, New York
(518) 523-2445
Info: The hardest part of this paddle destination is reaching it, and that isn’t all that difficult with a lightweight boat. The portage to the pond is slightly uphill but the  ...
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 532-7675
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. This pond in the summer can...
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
A mink may swim up to you as you're paddling around in this smooth lake known as one of most pristine lakes in the whole Park. Campground is located among hills of hardwood and creates the feel...
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
Loons, mink, pine marten, otter, moose, beaver, deer, and red fox are just some of the wildlife that you may encounter at the lake. A biking trail follows the shoreline. Size: 342 Acres.
Main St, Schroon Lake, New York
Lovely and tranquil, the waters of Schroon Lake have been attracting canoeists and kayakers for many years. Explore the shoreline with its abundant wild life.
Schroon River Road, Schroon Lake, New York
A 4-mile section of Schroon River below Schroon Lake makes for an excellent day trip. A slow current (less than one knot except during the spring melt) and abundant wildlife will interest anyone in...
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...
Pine Tree Road, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
The Essex Chain Lakes, comprised of twelve lakes and ponds, opened to the public in the summer of 2014. This lovely, remote area of the Adirondacks is a wonderful new addition for paddlers, campers,...
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake, New York
Turtles and Blue Heron spend their days at the pond. What you see from the water is a mass of imposing cliffs. Make sure that you visit on a clear day. Size: 33 Acres. Photo courtesy Mongo.
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 vehicles. Explore the lake and the Great Camp Santanoni. Great views...
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...
897 NYS Route 74, Schroon Lake, New York
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 Adirondacks....
Route 28N, Newcomb, New York
(518) 532-7675
Either location is an excellent choice to put in your canoe or kayak, but expect to pay a small day-use fee at the gate if you use the state campground. When the campground isn’t open in the...
Putts Pond Rd, Ticonderoga, New York
(518) 597-4649
How to get there: From the intersection of Route 9 and 74 near Schroon Lake, follow Route 74 toward Ticonderoga. Continue to Putts Pond Road on the right — this is also the entrance road...
Route 28N, Long Lake, New York
(518) 532-7675
How to Get There From Newcomb follow Route 28N west toward Long Lake. Continue for 9.5 miles to the access site on the right. Look for a DEC sign. Follow this short gravel road down to the parking...

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