Canoe & Kayak
Day Trips

  • Paddle to The Wild Center

    From our Tupper Lake location and 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. 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 – 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. Gentle current. Optional hiking along the Falls, 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 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 plentiful bird life, several hiking options, nice primitive campsites along the way, a great place to spend time and explore. 6-25 miles. Look at Route

  • Round Lake

    1-2 Days, no Portages – A non-motor boat beautiful channel widening to a pristine lake with plenty of camping, picnicking and swimming spots. 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. 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. Look at Route

  • Lake Lila

    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. Look at Route

  • Fish Creek Ponds Loop

    1-2 Days and 4 Portages – A popular loop exploring 7 ponds and a creek. 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. Great fishing and camping. Optional hike up Long Pond Mountain. Strenuous area with several portages. 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. Look at Route

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