My fiance and I were wanting to take a canoe camping trip in the Adirondacks this summer. We have never been up there before, and wanted to know if anyone recommends a specific trip. We would prefer a loop so that we do not have to take two vehicles to shuttle our canoe. Thank you.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-19-12 3:01 PM (EST)
dedicated to the Adirondacks.
Posted by: Bernie/CNY on Jun-20-12 8:23 AM (EST)
good place to check with-
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Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-20-12 9:43 AM (EST)
Neither store is close to each other, but a good two hour drive apart.
Posted by: old_user on Jun-24-12 9:57 PM (EST)
Thanks for this solid tip
Posted by: muscle72 on Jun-20-12 1:09 PM (EST)
Thanks, i will look into those two places.
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-20-12 10:08 PM (EST)
Depending on where you are located, maybe you could join up with a group? I am in the Buffalo area, and there is a group called BOM, that is on the meetup.com website. There may be another meetup group in your area. It's worth a shot.
Posted by: AlgonquinBob on Jul-14-12 12:11 AM (EST)
I'm also in the Bflo area and do a lot of paddling here and in the Adirondacks. Message me if you have any specific questions about kayaking or canoeing in the Adirondacks, Ontario, or WNY. I also belong to the local chapter of the Adirondack Mtn. Club, which does a little bit of everything here. Personally, I just paddled across Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto this week, and am heading up to Cranberry Lake in another week for a camping trip.
Posted by: richardp on Jun-21-12 5:35 PM (EST)
You don't mention experience level, canoe or kayak, or level of wilderness desired. Pick up "Quiet Water New York" for a good decription of the entire region plus more. If you don't own a boat and want to portage you will need to find a good outfitter with kevlar canoes (not hard in the Adirondacks). Try going up the week before Labor Day as many people leave because of school. Just make sure you leave before Labor Day weekend if you are looking for solitude. St Regis Canoe Area, Lake Lila, Low's Lake are excellent choices.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-21-12 5:45 PM (EST)
Adirondack Paddlers Guide is much more focused and detailed. The companion map is also a must have
Posted by: richardp on Jun-24-12 5:53 PM (EST)
I agree (I own both), however I think it is geared more towards the experienced paddler more of less familiar to the area. The Quiet Guide has many many more options for the novice and gives a good overall look at the Adirondacks and most of New York.
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Posted by: Dragonhunter on Jul-14-12 7:18 PM (EST)
My wife and I recently did a 3-da trip on Middle Saranac Lake.
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Jul-18-12 11:57 AM (EST)
a Couple nice places, for beginners with no reservations, in the Adirondacks:
Posted by: briansnat on Jul-22-12 1:25 PM (EST)
I like the Oswegatchie from Inlet to High Falls. A pretty paddle against a gentle current for two days, the one day back out with the current at your back. No carries (unless you want to go beyond High Falls) but a few beaver dams to pull the boat over.