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


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...
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...
897 NYS Route 74, Paradox, New York
(518) 532-7675
This imposing lake is tucked away among hardwood hills in the heart of the wilderness. The campground is on the shore of Dark Bay. Fishing There is a surface ramp at Paradox Lake Public Campground...
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...

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