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!

Thirteenth Lake

Thirteenth Lake Hand Launch

Access Thirteenth Lake from this canoe launch site! This free public cartop only canoe launch located in North River provides access to Thirteenth Lake. The launch is mostly dirt and there is limited parking. Thirteenth Lake is a 2-mile long, usually calm lake in the Siamese Pond Wilderness.

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.

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Wild Waters Outdoor Center

Discover the world of whitewater rafting with Wild Waters Outdoor Center! Wild Waters Outdoor Center has specialized in whitewater rafting trips on the Hudson and Sacandaga rivers for 33 years. The Hudson River Gorge offers a day of exhilarating Class III to IV rapids and 17 miles of stunning Adirondack scenery. Our experienced and entertaining guides will be happy to share the history and lore of the mighty Hudson River.

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park

Enjoy the Hudson in Queensbury at Hudson River Park! Hudson River Park is a 44 acre park offering access to a six mile stretch of the Hudson River. It's perfect for all manner of water activities. The park has a boat launch, playground, basketball court, softball field, picnic shelter, two pickleball courts, restrooms, and more!

Lake George Kayak Company

Lake George Kayak Company

When you rent a kayak from Lake George Kayak Company you'll be getting more then a boat! Lake George Kayak Company offers guided kayak tours and lessons on Lake George for groups or individuals. We also rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards.

East Schroon River Road Canoe Launch - Bolton

East Schroon River Road Canoe Launch - Bolton

Paddle the Schroon River from Bolton Landing! This free public canoe launch is for cartop boats only. A wooden staircase leads to a small sand launch on the banks of the Schroon. This canoe launch has parking for five to ten cars. Easily accessible from I-87.

Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide

Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide

Don't paddle in the Adirondacks without the Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide! The Visit Adirondacks Paddling Guide, also known as Adirondack Waterways, offers maps and information to help paddlers enjoy the lakes, rivers, brooks, ponds and streams in the Adirondacks by canoe, kayak or other vessels. Download this and other guides!

Bridge at Riparius Canoe Launch

Bridge at Riparius Canoe Launch

Access the Hudson River in Chestertown below the bridge at Riparius This free public launch for canoes and kayaks is located below the bridge at Riparius on the Hudson River. It is for car-top boats only. This launch has parking for 11 cars and trailers.

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.

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Beaver Brook Outfitters

Ride the Hudson or Sacandaga with Beaver Brook Outfitters! Beaver Brook Outfitters will provide you with family adventure, fun, and a lifetime of memories. Join us and raft the Hudson River Gorge, 17-miles of class III to IV whitewater with beautiful Adirondack scenery. Our experienced rafting guides will help you enjoy your best rafting experience yet! We also offer rafting on the Sacandaga River, 3.5-miles of class II to II whitewater.

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."

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.