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Adirondack Paddling: Canoeing, Kayaking & More

Paddling in the Adirondacks is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable activities! Find everything you need to get started below from places to go to guided trips and more.

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Experience the thrill of raging rapids when you partner with one of many reputable whitewater rafting outfitters.
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Browse some of the best places to canoe and kayak in the Adirondacks, and plan your paddling trip.
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No matter what your experience level paddlers can always benefit from the knowledge of a guide
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Jump over to a map of lakes, ponds, rivers, and reservoirs and narrow in on your paddling destination.
Try paddling just outside the Park in Washington County, an agriculture- and waterway-rich region where you can paddling off the beaten path.
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Check out some great Adirondack paddling photos submitted by our Facebook fans!
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Why paddle? The endless benefits to this activity include enhanced physical and mental health, and more.
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Stay tuned for Adirondack Paddlefest 2021 info!
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Note: The Whitewater Derby has been cancelled for 2021.