Making the Most of Boating in the Adirondacks
When the weather gets nice around this time of year, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities during your time in the Adirondacks! can explore many options: Some of these activities include hiking, biking, boating, and when it gets warmer—even swimming!
There are thousands of lakes, rivers, and ponds to boat on in the area and. There are so many different types of boating you can enjoy on these waterways. If you prefer motor boating, you can try exciting activities such as water skiing (which is a beloved fast-paced, favorite activity), wake boarding, tubing (which is inexpensive to start and requires no special equipment), and more! These are all popular sports on some of the larger lakes such as Lake George and Lake Champlain.
Some other water activities that don’t include motorized boats are stand up paddle boarding (which is one of the fastest growing water sports), canoeing or kayaking, white water rafting, and parasailing (which offers exquisite views). These sports are more popular on the medium to smaller lakes such as Schroon Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle and Paradox and Raquette Lake! The best parts about any water activities in the Adirondacks are the views from any body of water.
If you have your own boat, there are plenty of public docks in the Adirondacks where you can launch your boat. There are some rules and restrictions that are different depending on the town you are in but if you call the town’s visitor center or stop in they will be able to tell you everything you need to know.
Some lakes that have been voted the best for boating are Schroon Lake, Lake George, Lake Placid, Lake Chaplain, Great Sacandaga Lake, Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Brant Lake, Upper/Lower Saranac Lake, Fourth Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Limekiln Lake. If you can get out on one of the lakes (or more than one) you will understand what everyone’s talking about. Spring and Summer are beautiful times to be in the Adirondacks. The trees are full of leaves, the animals are out to play, and the water is starting to warm up; making your Adirondack experience one you wont forget.