CANOE & WILDLIFE DAY PADDLE TRIPS
We offer a variety of Canoe Day Paddle Loops, Point-to-Point Traverses and Pond Hopping Trips through Adirondack Wild Forest & Wilderness areas.
"Quieter Waters" Adirondack Paddles & Nature Excursions
Adirondack Connections is based in the heart of some of the most pristine waters in the Adirondacks. We've planned a variety of quiet water canoe trips in some of our favorite areas. You'll want a camera and binoculars with you for these trips! Each trip allows opportunities to view a variety of wildlife and seasonal flora as well as beautiful scenery. We invite you to experience the peacefulness, freedom and joy associated with paddling a lightweight solo canoe.
We provide the lightest boats available for exploring the more remote and scenic waters of the Adirondacks at no additional cost for our trips. Our boats are Hornbeck double paddle solo canoes and weigh 12 to 18 lbs. They are very "kayak" like combining the best features of a canoe and a kayak. Canoes are roomy, gear haulers, relatively easy to get in and out of and convenient to carry. Kayaks are fast, maneuverable, comfortable, seaworthy and efficient to paddle. Not only do we provide Hornbeck solo canoes, we also put a Werner Kalliste carbon composite paddles (24-26 oz.) in your hands, and include small dry bags, day packs and life vests (PFDs) for our quiet water excursions.
Overnight accommodations may be arranged for those who would like to arrive the night before or stay over after the paddle. We are able to offer a bed & breakfast package to those who make overnight accommodations through us for the night prior and/or the evening we come off the water. We currently have arrangements with The Red Top Inn and The Timber Lodge, located within a mile from our home base for B&B packages. Please let us know in advance if you would like help with overnight accommodations.
ABOUT OUR GUIDED CANOE DAY PADDLE TOURS:
We favor the peacefulness and beauty of the small ponds, lakes, rivers and streams in the northern Adirondacks, known as a "Paddlers' Paradise." Our paddle excursions are leisurely paced, allowing for exploration and enjoyment of some very scenic areas. We prefer more sheltered waters so wind and big waves are not as much an issue as it is on bigger bodies of water. There are more opportunities to view wildlife on the quieter waters also. Many of our canoe trips are done as loops or point-to-point traverse trips. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PADDLERS MUST WEAR A PROPERLY FITTED PFD WHILE ON THE WATER. As mentioned above, we provide Hornbeck Boats and paddling gear for trips. You are welcome to bring your own boat, paddle, paddling gear, PFD and packs if you prefer. Arrangements can be made for other canoe and kayak rentals through a local outfitter for an additional fee, if desired. Contact us for more information regarding canoe or kayak rentals.
We generally "meet & greet" between 9:30-9:45 AM at a pre-determined location for these trips. Day excursions generally last 4-5 hours with multiple "boat breaks" along the way and are dependent upon on the trip location, group interest and weather conditions. The lightweight Hornbeck Boats we provide for trips are perfect for the short portages that often connect the ponds and streams in the areas we often explore. A variety of wildlife is often observed on these outings. Trip location, meeting point, and driving directions to the meeting point are provided once a reservation is received. We send along a recommended list of clothing & gear for the trip. Payment is required to reserve space on a trip. Plan to bring your own lunch, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages. NO GLASS PLEASE. Advance reservations are highly recommended and are necessary to confirm a trip. Last minute inquiries are welcome as well.
We have a variety of day paddle trips to choose from. CLICK HERE FOR our more popular DAY PADDLE TRIPS. Check out our GROUP DAY PADDLE TRIP SCHEDULE here. Please note that we require a minimum of 3 people to confirm one of our SCHEDULED GROUP DAY PADDLE TRIPS when they are offered.
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