St. Regis Canoe Area
Only designated canoe area in the state

18,400 acres of bliss

The St. Regis Canoe Area is the only designated canoe area in the state. Paddlers can access the water at Long Pond, Upper St. Regis Lake, Hoel Pond, and Little Clear Pond, then it’s time to start exploring! There are 50 ponds totaling 1,621 acres that range in size from a half-acre unnamed pond to the 388-acre St. Regis Pond.

For a great sampler of what the area holds, try the popular Seven Carries route, which goes from Little Clear Pond to Lower St. Regis Lake, passing through four ponds along the way. The Nine Carries is another popular route that offers a couple of options. Before heading out, be aware that it is difficult to use wheeled canoe carriers on many of the trails, so be prepared to carry your gear when tackling a longer route.

More than water

Paddling is a major draw in the St. Regis Canoe Area, but outdoor enthusiasts will also find plenty of options for fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. With so much to do, it’s easy to stay in a place like this for awhile, so why not take advantage of the region’s many primitive tent sites? There are 70 located along the shores of 20 of the ponds here. All of designated primitive tents sites, campsites, and lean-tos are available on a first come, first served basis and can’t be reserved. Just look for a yellow "Camp Here" disc, and as long as it’s unoccupied you can start setting up camp. These are truly primitive sites, so you won’t find hook-ups for water or electricity.

Adventurous souls who want to set out on foot have 26 miles of trail to choose from, including St. Regis Mountain, Long Pond Mountain, and Fish Pond Truck Trail.

  • Fish Pond Truck Trail: Long and easy, this path only ascends 200 feet in 4.7 miles, and there are a bunch of side trails to explore along the way.
  • Long Pond Mountain: Paddle across Long Pond to reach the trailhead, then hike 930 feet in 1.5 miles to get to the top.
  • St. Regis Mountain: This trail ascends more than 1,200 feet in 3.4 miles to the 35-foot fire tower on the mountain’s summit.

Getting there

There are a number of ways to get into the St. Regis Canoe Area, including from the following parking areas:

Floodwood Road

  • Floodwood Crossing parking area (44.3392° N, 74.4053° W)
  • Long Pond parking area (44.3466° N, 74.4215° W)
  • Hoel Pond hand launch parking area (44.3469° N, 74.3444° W) 

Fish Hatchery Road

  • Clear Pond Hand Launch Parking Area (44.3554° N, 74.2921° W)
  • Fish Pond Truck Trail Parking Area (44.3554° N, 74.3037° W) 
  • Little Green Pond Parking Area (44.3592° N, 74.2946° W)

Town of Harrietstown Boat Launch (44.3951° N, 74.2698° W)

St. Regis Mountain trailhead parking area (44.4321° N, 74.3001° W)

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