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Adirondack Paddling Guide: 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.

Experience the thrill of raging rapids when you partner with one of many reputable whitewater rafting outfitters.
Browse some of the best places to canoe and kayak in the Adirondacks, and plan your paddling trip.
No matter what your experience level is, paddlers can always benefit from the knowledge of a guide.
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 enjoy paddling off the beaten path.
Check out some great Adirondack paddling photos submitted by our Facebook fans!
Why paddle? The endless benefits to this activity include enhanced physical and mental health, and more.
canoe on the water at sunset
Photo: Judy Tomlinson
Find the best access sites for your Adirondack paddling experience!
Adirondack Paddlefest is the largest on-water canoe, kayak, and SUP sale in the country!
man paddling in canoe
Photo by: ROOST
The Adirondack Canoe Classic in Old Forge has been an Adirondack tradition for over three decades.