Another way to get on the water. From the classic canoe to the versatile kayak, there are plenty of ways to float in the Lake George Area.

Picture this:  

You paddle out to the middle of a lake. As the sun rises over the far-off mountains, the loons let out a haunting call. You crack a book and read a chapter before the rest of the world wakes up. 

By kayaking or canoeing in the Lake George Area, that life can be yours. Paddling is one of the most peaceful ways to enjoy Lake George Area waters. Rent a kayak at any number of reputable rental locations. At some of these locations, you can even rent stand up paddle boards. If you own your own canoe or kayak, launch it at a public launch. Don’t forget a paddle!

Shermantown Road Canoe Launch

Paddle the Feeder Canal from the Shermantown Road Canoe Launch! This free cartop canoe launch offers access to the Feeder Canal via a dock off Shermantown Road. Be aware, there is a four foot drop between the dock and the water at this launch site. Some of the rural areas near this canoe launch are noted by birdwatchers. Cars may be parked on Shermantown Road.

Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob

Round the Lake Challenge

Explore the Lake George Area and become a Round-the-Laker! The Round the Lake Challenge is an outdoor recreation challenge designed by the Lake George Land Conservancy to, "educate about the Lake George watershed’s natural, historical and cultural resources by encouraging first-hand experiences."

County Home Bridge Boat Launch

County Home Bridge Boat Launch

Access the Schroon River from Diamond Point! This cartop public boat launch is located at the County Home Bridge in Diamond Point, providing access to the Schroon River. Parking is available. The launch itself is on the south side of the bridge.

Warren County Nature Trails

Warren County Nature Trail & Nordic Ski System

Easy-to-expert hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing trails on the banks of the Hudson River.

South Horicon Bridge Canoe Launch

South Horicon Bridge Canoe Launch

Paddle the Schroon below the South Horicon Bridge! This free public canoe launch site sits below the South Horicon Bridge in the town of Chester. The dirt launch is for cartop vessels only. There is plenty of parking in a dirt lot next to the boat launch.

Northwest Bay Brook

Access Northwest Bay from this boat launch just north of Bolton Landing! Located just north of Bolton Landing, Northwest Bay Brook and wetlands can be explored by trail or canoe, starting from the car-top launch site. This is a hand-launch site which requires a short portage from the parking lot to the launch site. There is parking for about 15 cars.

Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch

Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch

Access the Hudson River in Thurman from the Thurman Station Bridge Canoe Launch! This free public cartop boat launch, providing access to the Hudson River, is located underneath the Thurman Station Bridge. The launch has a large stone parking lot. From the parking lot, follow a short and steep trail down to the rough canoe launch on the water.  

Mill Pond Canoe Launch

Paddle Brant Lake from this canoe launch on Mill Pond! Paddlers who want to discover Brant Lake can launch their canoes and kayaks at this free canoe launch on Mill Pond. Brant Lake is only a short paddle from the launch site! Parking is available across the street at The Hub!

River Ridin'

River Ridin'

Go on a water adventure with River Ridin'! Get on the water with River Ridin'! Choose a Trak-yak paddler, stand-up paddle board, kayak, or tube to float down the Sacandaga or Hudson Rivers. Bring a lunch and a cooler to maximize the day's enjoyment. Either paddle fast to feel the rush of the river or just float and relax on the water.

Garnet Lake Boat Launch

Paddle Garnet Lake from this boat launch! This free public launch on Garnet Lake is for cartop boats only. This is a hand launch with parking for about five cars.  

Glen Lake

Glen Lake

Canoe, kayak, and ice fish on Glen Lake! Discover Glen Lake, a small body of water in Queensbury that's perfect for a canoe or kayak paddle or a day of ice fishing!

Veterans Memorial Park

Swim in the sun on Lake George at Veterans Memorial Park! Have fun in the sun at Veterans Memorial Park, a public park in the heart of Bolton Landing. Swim in the shallow swimming area or lounge on the sandy beach. Play basketball, hang on the docks, and enjoy picnic tables & grills, a playground, and a pavilion. The beach is open daily throughout the summer with lifeguards present.