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Paddling In The Adirondacks

Adirondack Paddling: Canoeing, Kayaking & More

Paddling in the Adirondacks, whether it be canoeing, kayaking or rafting, is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable activities! If you haven't already, plan a paddling excursion this season and see for yourself what fun it can be.

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Top Paddling Destinations

Get out there and paddle! Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned paddler, learn the best places to canoe and kayak in the Adirondacks, and plan your paddling trip today.

See Top Paddling Destinations »

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Adirondack Lakes & Ponds

See a map with plotted points for Adirondack lakes, ponds, and reservoirs to help you discover new bodies of water that might be great places for your next paddling trip.

See a Map of Lakes & Ponds »

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Paddling Outfitters & Guides

No matter what your experience level when it comes to paddling in a canoe or kayak, we can outfit you for the trip with gear and knowledge!

Plan a Kayak or Canoe Trip »

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Adirondack Paddlefest

Adirondack Paddlefest is America's largest on-water canoe and kayak sale. Test canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, PLUS get expert instruction!

Learn More About Paddlefest »

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Whitewater Rafting

Experience a thrill ride only Mother Nature can provide. Choose one of the guide companies in our whitewater directory, and they'll provide you with everything you need for your adventure.

Browse Whitewater Guide Companies »

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Whitewater Derby

The annual Whitewater Derby is the area's longest running whitewater event, including a slalom race, giant slalom race, music, awards, and more!

Learn More About the Whitewater Derby »

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo

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Paddling Photos

Check out some great Adirondack paddling photos submitted by our Facebook fans!

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Photo Credit: Mishelle Hironimus

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Benefits of Paddling

Why paddle? From physical to mental health benefits, relational bonding and more, you'll soon find that paddling is an activity with endless benefits that never stop paying off!

Learn About the Benefits »

Photo Credit: Suze Gerbe