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Boating in the Adirondacks

Enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine when you go boating in the Adirondacks! With so many amazing lakes to choose from, including great fishing and spectacular scenery, it's no wonder why boating is such a popular passtime in the Adirondacks, for locals and visitors alike.

Anxious to get out on the water? Discover everything you need to know in this guide to boating in the Adirondacks.

lake champlain lighthouse
Pretty much any lake you choose in the Adirondacks will be a fantastic destination for boating. Take a look at the many options of lakes and ponds! (Note, some lakes and ponds do not allow motorboats).
boats at a marina
Ready to drop a line or enjoy an afternoon of waterskiing? Discover marinas and boat rentals on some of the most popular lakes in the Adirondacks!
safety float
In the Adirondack Park alone, there are over 10,000 lakes! Make sure you're aware of all the rules and regulations for boating in the Adirondacks and New York State.
a few boats at a dock
If you don't want to see the area's waterways fall victim to invasive species, then it's important to follow proper boat washing procedures and know where you can get your vessel cleaned.
brown trout
Everywhere you turn in the Adirondacks, you'll find a great fishing spot. Whether you're headed out on your own or looking for a good fishing charter, you're sure to find a great day of fishing here.
boat on a lake
There are a few popular lakes that stand out above the rest when it comes to boating. Discover which lakes are the most popular lakes for boating in the Adirondacks!
boat on a lake
The Adirondack region is a boaters paradise! Local boat dealers and marinas are happy to help you find the perfect equipment for your aquatic adventures.
red canoe
There's no better way to explore Adirondack waterways than by paddling in a canoe or kayak! Here, you'll find sales and rentals for paddlers of all abilities.
boat on lake george
Arguably one of the best lakes for boating in the Adirondacks, Lake George is located at the very bottom of the Blue Line and offers a wealth of boating and on-lake activities!
boat on a lake
Check out these breathtaking boating photos taken in the Adirondacks!