Canoe & Kayak
Paddle to The Wild Center
From our Tupper Lake location enjoy a day or 1/2 day ( 4 hrs min.) exploring the river viewing wildlife then pulling right up to the Wild Center dock for a museum tour and/or lunch. Enjoy the rare opportunity to paddle around a naturally formed oxbow in the river for a fun addition to the trip. 5-6 miles. A pre- reservation for The Wild Center is required, please call them directly in advance. Look at Route
Simond Pond and Raquette River loop
A great 1-2 hour loop starting from our Tupper Lake location. This is the perfect trip for beginners, families, birders or anyone looking for a quick outing on our beautiful neighboring pond and river. 2 miles
Stony Creek Ponds to Axton Landing
1/2 -1 Day – Easy, small winding stream, pond, and river travel. Good picnic and swimming spots. Plentiful bird life. No portages. A great beginner trip. 3.5 miles. Look at Route
Axton Landing to Raquette Falls on the Raquette River
1-2 Days – Scenic river travel. Unobstructed gentle current. Optional hiking along the Falls and beyond. Fine swimming, good fishing, birds, ducks, beaver, otter and deer usually seen along route. Return via the same route. 12 miles. Look at Route
Stoney Creek Ponds or Axton Landing to the Crusher(Raquette River Access Site) via the Raquette River
1 Day – Pond, river and stream travel. No portages. Good picnic and swimming spots and plentiful bird life. An easy, relaxed day trip down the scenic Raquette River. 11-14 miles. Look at Route
Bog River Flow/Lows Lake
1-5 Days and 1 Portage – Beautiful non-motor boat wilderness area with a gentle river, quiet ponds and a large island studded lake. From scenic overlooks to remote ponds with plentiful bird life, several hiking options and nice primitive campsites along the way, a great place to spend time and explore. Good fishing. 6-25 miles. Look at Route
1-2 Days, no Portages – A non-motor boat beautiful channel widening to a pristine lake with plenty of camping, picnicking and swimming spot at numerous beaches. Optional hike along scenic outlet. A great trip for beginners or experienced alike looking for a shorter and relaxing trip. 2-8 miles.
The Crusher to Tupper Lake (Moody Launch or RRO)
1/2 – 1 Day – A nice flat water paddle on the Raquette River. Enjoy the rare opportunity to paddle around a naturally formed oxbow in the river for a fun addition to the trip. Good wildlife viewing along the way especially around the Moody Marsh. 9 miles.
Little Tupper Lake
1-3 Days, 1 optional Portage- A large non-motor boat pristine lake with many bays and islands to explore. Plenty of camping and swimming spots at numerous beaches. Paddle a narrow winding channel to visit Rock Pond for a fun addition to the trip. Great for kayaks, often windy. 2- 14 miles.
Middle Saranac Lake
1-3 Day – Small stream, lake and pond travel. Sandy beaches, island camping, good swimming and fishing. A popular area in July and August. Designated/fee campsites. No portages if launching from South Creek. Can be access via a portage from Upper Saranac Lake or Lower Saranac Lake via lock system. Look at Route
1-3 Days and 1 Portage – A primitive area prohibiting the use of motorized vehicles. Large white pines, natural sandy beaches, island camping and optional hiking up Mount Frederica. Wildlife in abundance. This is best done as an overnight trip to truly enjoy the area and to compensate for the time and effort to access it. Look at Route
Fish Creek Ponds Loop
1-2 Days and 4 Portages – A popular loop exploring 7 ponds and a creek. Small portages, relatively flat and well used. Great for those looking to become more comfortable portaging a boat. Several ponds of varying personalities, striking creek travel that adds contrast to more open water of the ponds. 6-12 miles. Look at Route
Paul Smiths through the St. Regis Canoe Area
1-3 Days and 6 portages – A combination of pond, stream and lake travel and a great hiking option up St. Regis Mt. Known as The “SEVEN CARRIES” route including the 3 St. Regis Lakes. 9-12 miles Look at Route
St. Regis Canoe Area/ Nine Carries
1-4 Days and 9 Carries – Classic wilderness trip in a beautiful non-motor boat area. Occasional beaches with sandy swim spots, great fishing and camping. Optional hike up Long Pond Mountain. Strenuous area with several portages of varying difficulty rewarded with a greater sense of remote. 13-18 miles Look at Route
St Regis Ponds Area
1-5 Days and 10-14 Portages – The numerous ponds each one having its distinctive character are remote and prohibit the use of motorized vehicles. How deep into this area you travel is limited only by how far you are willing to portage your boat. Whether it is one portage or five, this area doesn’t disappoint. Look at Route
Osgood Pond and Upper Osgood River
1-2 Days – Larger Pond with a mix of public and private land, including the White Pine Camp with the option for camping at two sites at the mouth of the river. Find beaches for good swimming or explore the bog communities of the muskeg within the river (bring a bug jacket). This pond is often featured in routes from Paul Smiths to Lake Kushuqua through the Church Pond waterways and the Jones Pond Outlet.