Three Day
Canoe & Kayak Trips

  • Bog River Flow/Lows Lake

    1-5 Days and 1 Portage – Beautiful non-motor boat wilderness area with gentle river, quiet ponds and 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


    3-4 Days and 1 Portage – A classic lake and flat water scenic river trip. Part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, this trip follows a historic Adirondack route that was frequently used by early guides and Natives alike. Optional hiking up the remote Cold River Valley. This trip travels through beautiful country. Fish and swim along the way, scenic Raquette Falls. A great 50 mile route. 40-50 miles. Look at Route

  • Little Tupper Lake

    2-3 Days, 1optional Portage- A large non-motor boat pristine lake with many bays and islands to explore. Plenty of camping and swimming spots. Paddle a narrow channel to visit Rock Pond for a fun addition to the trip. Often windy, great for kayaks. 2-16 miles.

  • Lake Lila

    1-3 Days and 1 Portage – A primitive area prohibiting the use of motorized vehicles. Large shite pines, natural sandy beaches, island camping and an optional hike up Mount Frederica. Great swimming, wildlife in abundance and good fishing. Great place to base camp and explore. This is best done as a multi-day trip to truly enjoy the area and to compensate for the time and effort to access it.

  • 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

  • Little Tupper Lake to Lake Lila Traverse

    2-4 Days and 5 portages – A very challenging route with carrys not fully established but flagged. You need good route finding skills in this remote motor-less wilderness trip but worth the effort. 18-22 miles. Look at Route

  • Lake Lila to Lows Lake/Bog River Lower Dam

    2-4 days, 4 portages. A very challenging but beautiful wilderness route with rough carry trails not fully established. You need good route finding skills for this wilderness traverse. 20-25 miles. Look at Route

  • The Saranac Lakes

    2-5 Days and 1-2 Portages – Great camps, mountain scenes, island studded lakes, sandy beaches and mountain hikes, a set of locks between middle and lower Saranac. Designated/fee campsites. 20-30 miles. Look at Route

  • St. Regis Canoe Area to Tupper Lake

    2-4 Days and 1 Portage – A combination of lakes, ponds, river and stream travel through beautiful scenic waterways. Optional side trip to Raquette Falls. 35+ 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 is is one portage or five, this area doesn’t disappoint. Look at Route

  • Oswegatchie River (East Branch)

    2-4 Days – A small remote wilderness stream trip up to beautiful High Falls with optional hikes into the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. Return via the same route. No motorized vehicles. 2 optional portages, although occasional carries over beaver dams should be expected. Wildlife in this remote area include beaver, muskrat, numerous boreal birds, deer and even moose.4-20 miles. Look at Route

  • Bog River-Oswegatchie River Traverse

    3-7 Days and 4 Portages – Begins just South of Tupper Lake on the Bog River at Lows lower dam, enters Lows Lake, 1 mile portage to Deer pond then a 2.4 mile carry to the Upper Oswegatchie River. This is the Five Ponds Wilderness Area with several hiking options. Two or more days down the river to take out at Inlet. This is a beautiful remote area well worth the effort. 35-40 miles Look at Route

  • Cranberry Lake

    3-7 Days and No Portages – A large beautiful lake with 55 miles of shoreline, 46 designated campsites and/or the DEC maintains a public campground and day-use area on the lake, which includes a picnic area, a beach, and bathhouses. The Cranberry Lake region is one of the largest remote areas remaining in the state and hiking opportunities into this vast wilderness abound. The third largest lake in the Adirondacks, caution should be taken with winds. 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 to Lake Kushaqua

    3-4 Days and 8 Portages – A combination of waterways Including Rainbow Lake, St. Regis Lakes and the St. Regis wilderness ponds, ending on Little Clear Pond. Beginning this trip on Little Clear or Upper St. Regis and ending on Kushaqua takes advantage of the prevailing winds. A more challenging trip, while not the most remote route, it provides great introduction to a trip with multiple portages and beautiful mountain views. 20-23 miles. Look at Route

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