CANOEING AND KAYAKING IN SARANAC LAKE
This wonderland of lakes, ponds, rivers, trails, wildlife, fishing, birding, and family enjoyment are all available to you from the comfort of a boat. With acres and acres of state land at the communities backdoor you can always find new water to explore.
Here are some Adirondack Park facts
The Adirondacks is more than six million acres that are divided into public (state) and private land. Within those six million acres are more than 2,300 ponds and lakes, 1,500 miles of rivers, and more than 30,000 miles of streams and brooks.
Don’t miss out on what Saranac Lake has to offer
The three Saranac lakes — Upper, Middle and Lower — are connected by the Saranac River. Part of the Saranac Lake chain includes Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower, which are in the village of Saranac Lake. The nearby St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area provides some of the finest secluded paddling and camping locations in the east. Stunning views and pristine waters are ideal for observing osprey, bald eagles, beaver, and other wildlife, making this area a photographer's (and artist’s) dream.
Paddling is one of our favorite Adirondack outdoor activities, so break out your canoe, kayak, SUP (stand up paddleboard), or inflatable watercraft — or rent one — and experience what an Adirondack flatwater tour is all about! Take in the wildlife, fresh air, clean water, and forget your 9 to 5 routine and rush-hour traffic. Camp on an island, enjoy that one-of-a-kind fall foliage view, take in the evening's star-filled skies, and so much more.
A day on the water, now what?
Maybe you’re looking for a relaxing end to your paddling adventure. Saranac Lake has several great restaurants and places to stay, along with a downtown that beckons an afternoonor evening stroll. Looking to explore some more or ready to start planning? Use our book a reservation search or view our vacation packages and deals – they’re FREE and on our site to help you plan a cool getaway.