BOATING & CANOEING

Day Trips & Overnight Camping Trips

Choose remote or well-traveled lakes and ponds. Canoe routes are connected by short portages. Our outstanding paddle trips are a pleasant way to hone your paddling skills while spending time away from civilization. Relax to the rhythm of paddle strokes, and see natural habitats of loon, osprey, beaver and other Adirondack wildlife.

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Custom Trip

Do you have a destination or experience in mind that we haven’t listed? We will arrange the paddle trip of your dreams!

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LIKE MOTOR BOATING?  New Law for Safer Boating
 
If you were born on or after: You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:
 Jan. 1, 1993 2020
 Jan. 1, 1988 2022
 Jan. 1, 1983 2023
 Jan. 1, 1978 2024
All motor boat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

Boaters can obtain a boating safety certificate by taking either a classroom or approved online course– both free and paid options are available, visit: parks.ny.gov for more information. Students 18 years of age and older will be required to pay $10 for their permanent certificate. There is no charge for students under the age of 18.

Response to an inquiry regarding the new Boating Safety law, from Parks & Rec 1/9/20:
Listed in the boater guides exemptions:
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nysparks/ny_boatersguide_20/index.php#/42
Motor Boat Operators Exempted From Having To Hold A Safety Certificate:
* Certified New York Safe Boating Instructors
* Members of the USCG Auxiliary or America’s Boating Club
* Persons licensed by NYS Parks*, the United States Coast Guard or Canadian Coast Guard to operate commercial vessels      *Note: this exemption includes a Joint Pilot and Engineer’s license: As long as you keep your license current and it isn’t expired you do not need your boating safety certificate.
* Police officers, peace officers, fire and rescue personnel, and life guards when acting pursuant to assigned duties
* A resident of another state or country who is the holder of a valid boating safety certificate issued according to the laws of their home state or country


Cold Water Boating

Did You Know? In New York State, everyone must wear a life jacket on recreational boats under 21 feet in length from November 1 until May 1. This includes non-motorized boats like kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Keep your adventures safe year-round, and always wear a life jacket!