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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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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
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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.
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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!
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Experience a thrill ride only Mother Nature can provide! Choose one of the guide companies in our whitewater directory, and have the adventure of your life.
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Note: The Whitewater Derby has been postponed for 2020. 
adirondack paddlefest
Note: Adirondack Paddlefest has been cancelled for 2020. 
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Check out some great Adirondack paddling photos submitted by our Facebook fans!
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Why paddle? From physical to mental health benefits, bonding and more, you'll find that paddling is an activity with endless benefits!