CANOEING AND KAYAKING IN SARANAC LAKE

Hit the water!

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.

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Adirondac Rafting Company

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Location: Indian Lake, New York

Mountain Pond

This sheltered pond is a great choice for a relaxing, scenic paddle. The mountain on its shores has interesting rock formations and ...
Location: Brighton, New York

McDonnell Adirondack Challenges

MAC'S is a family-owned and operated canoe livery and guide service located in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Lake Clear is on the ...
Location: Paul Smiths, New York

Franklin Falls Flow

Due to Paul Smiths' Dam this is the largest body of water in Saint Armand. Gorgeous views and the open sky will make your day of ...
Location: Duane, New York

Moose Pond (Bloomingdale)

Part of the Wild Forest per the Department of Economic Conservation. Size: 140 Acres. Off Route 3 at the village on the ...
Location: Bloomingdale, New York

Lake Colby

This lake has plenty to explore either on kayak, canoe or SUP. The lake is kind of shaped like a star and has ample bays to explore, go ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Lake Flower

Lake Flower lives up to its lovely name. Start out from the downtown boat launch and the vintage Victorian era homes ringing the lake. ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

McKenzie Pond

This paddle adventure is worth every bit of the effort you will need to put forth to reach it. It is a 1.75 mile portage to the put-in ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Pine Pond (Saranac Lakes)

You will need to paddle Lake Flower and Oseetah Lakes...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York

Lake Flower to Oseetah Lake

You may know of Lake Flower as the site of the Winter Carnival but did you know it is also the finish line for the 90-miler Canoe ...
Location: Saranac Lake, New York