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Canoeing/Kayaking around The Great Sacandaga Lake

     

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Canoe Routes and Directions

The major canoeing routes in the Southern Adirondacks range from the calm paddle of the backcountry lakes to the Class III river rapids.


Hamilton County Canoeing & Kayaking Waterways


Canada Lake
Enjoy the flatwater paddling of Canada Lake. Canada Lake connects to Green Lake, Lily Lake, West Lake, and Stewart's Landing. Exploring these canoeing connections will take you a least two days.
Canada Lake can be accessed at the West Lake launch.


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Caroga Lake (East & West)
Caroga Lake (East & West) also is a flatwater paddling experience.
Please inquire about the launches here, alot is private property


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East Canada Creek, West Branch


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Green Lake
Enjoy the flatwater paddling of Green Lake. Green Lake connects to Canada Lake, Lily Lake, West Lake, and Stewart's Landing. Exploring these canoeing connections will take you a least two days.


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West Lake
Enjoy the flatwater paddling of West Lake. West Lake connects to Green Lake, Canada Lake, Lily Lake, and Stewart's Landing. Exploring these canoeing connections will take you a least two days.


Lily Lake
Enjoy the flatwater paddling of Lily Lake. Lily Lake connects to Green Lake, Canada Lake, West Lake, and Stewart's Landing. Exploring these canoeing connections will take you a least two days.


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Lower West Branch Sacandaga River
At the right water levels this can be an exciting eight-mile run with up to Class III rapids. Spring is the best time for attempting this steep gradient of 55 feet per mile.

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Pine Lake
Pine Lake provides a beautiful scenic paddle into small coves. It is a great place to dock your canoe and explore some of the old remains of the logging camps.


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Peck's Lake
Peck's Lake is a larger lake that frequents many boaters in the summer months. The shore lines contain many camps and homes.


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Pleasant Lake
Pleasant Lake is one your hosts have not experienced, let us know about your day excursions here, so we may pass them on.


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Sacandaga River
Start your trip below the three impassable waterfalls which can be viewed from Route 30. The next 13 miles is an exciting slalom of almost continuous fast Whitewater with up to Class III rapids. Lake Algonquin appears four miles into the run. After a carry around the outlet dam, the race resumes. The route is best done at high water levels. This route will take you down to Hope.


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Stoner Lake
Stoner Lake is a small flatwater paddles. It contains many homes and camps along the shoreline.


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Upper West Branch Sacandaga River
This Class I flatwater can be paddled in either direction, making for a nice round trip.Two navigable outlets side trips can be assessed (Chubb and Trout Lake). Below this point, the river drops rapidly through a remote gorge with two impassable waterfalls.



Information collected by Kim VanEvera and posted in her memory

 

 

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