Canoe & Kayak

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.

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Debar Pond is a long and narrow glacial lake with seemingly cool water all year. Sheltered by Debar and Baldface Mountain it has calm... Read More
The Deer River and Flow are both excellent spots for birding, paddling, fishing, and relaxing. Check out the wetlands in the spring and... Read More
Paddling From Osgood Pond to Meacham Lake the river narrows, develops patches of water lilies and pickerel weed, and the banks get close,... Read More
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
Off Route 30, 5 miles east of Floodwood Road. Hand launching. Parking for 5 cars. Read More
The river can be paddled up or downstream from this location. The best accompanying launch area is a bit further north along Blue Mountain... Read More
Lower Chateaugay Lake to Cooks Mill is a 12.2 mile section through a deep gorge, ranging from II-V+ during normal flows. Put-in at the... Read More
The Chasm Falls section of the Salmon River is 0.5 mile long and has been rated as a class V+ section. The put-in is at the bend of the... Read More
Operated by the NYS DEC On Route 30, 3.5 miles southwest of Lake Clear Junction, where the railroad tracks are.  Beach launch. Parking... Read More
Paddling Hand Launch sites on Church Pond, Osgood Pond and Jones Pond allow paddlers to obtain access to all three waters and Jones Pond... Read More
Route 374 to Cooks Mill is class II-V+ along a 3.5 mile long section. Put-in (Latitude: 44.940296, Longitude: -74.080930) at the... Read More
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
How to Get There Follow Route 30 south out of Malone and turn right on Route 458, heading west toward Santa Clara. Continue for about 10... Read More
Operated by the NYS DEC. On Route 3, 24 miles south of Paul Smiths, access to Upper Saranac Lake, south end.  Part of the Northern Forest... Read More