Canoeing & Kayaking

Adirondack Paddling

Bobbing along

Looking to paddle? Explore Chateaugay or Meachem Lake, enjoy the navigable 7-mile route along Hatch Brook, or enter the Adirondack Park to access hundreds of miles of navigable waterways. So much more than just dipping your paddle... watch for wildlife as you navigate the shoreline, drift while you listen to the birds sing, stop for a swim, or wet a line and experience some Adirondack fishing

Day & night

Pack a lunch and spend the day on the water, Malone has a number of great restaurants and farm stands to choose from - perfect for your paddling picnic needs. At the end of the day find a place to pitch your tent. Malone has many camping options, along with great hotels, motels and B&Bs to make your stay a memorable one.

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.

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Off Route 30, 5 miles east of Floodwood Road. Hand launching. Parking for 5 cars. Read More
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How to Get There Follow Route 30 south out of Malone, toward Santa Clara, and turn right on Route 458. Follow Route 458 for 1.3 miles and... Read More
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The Park Street Boat Launch is at a lively point of the Salmon River. Hand launch. Downstream there is a wheelchair accessible spot. Read More
How to Get There From Malone, follow Route 30 south. Continue to Mountain Pond Road on the left. Drive this rough dirt road to the shores... Read More
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Lower Chateaugay Lake to Cooks Mill
Bunker Hill Road, Brainardsville, New York 12915
(518) 483-3760
Route 374 to Cooks Mill
State Route 374, Burke, New York 12917
(518) 483-3760
Chasm Falls section of the Salmon River
Brick Church Road, Malone, New York 12953
(518) 483-3760