Adirondack Waterways
Canoing, Kayaking, Rafting and Fishing are wonderful pastimes to enjoy in the Adirondacks.  With the waterway statistics listed below, you could never go wrong,
there are waterways for every level of experience, endurance and type of activity you could desire.

*  Over 2,300 lakes and ponds, 1,500 rivers and 30,000 miles of brooks & streams.
*  200 lakes that are over one square mile in area.
*  66 types of fish – including lake & river trout, pike, land locked salmon
Schroon Lake
9.1-mile Schroon Lake is a crystal clear mountain lake, with beautiful views of the High Peaks region.  This uncrowded lake, which hosts respectful boaters,  can
equally host the tranquil kayaker/canoer and the powerboats or jet skiers.  With depths of up to 125 feet in center sections, there is abundant fishing available.  A
motorboat for fishing or pulling a tube can be rented at
Maypine Marine located 1 mile north of town.  

Kayaks & canoes can access the lake, right from our sandy beach, easily put in and pull out right at your accommodations.  If you would like to put in up the Schroon
River and paddle down to the Inn, we will gladly drop you off at the put in location, from the Falls approx.12 miles, from North Hudson approx. 25 miles - back to the Inn.
Lower Schroon River
Upper Schroon River
carry over the Schroon River falls.  This is an easy Class I flat water trip on a meandering river,
with wildlife sightings and wilderness abound.

Put in at the Schroon River Falls and cut the trip nearly in half.  

Warning:  In periods of summer draught the water can be very shallow in the river and difficult
for maneuvering.
This is a 27-mile mixture of flat water and Class III rapids that joins Schroon Lake with the
Hudson River in Warrensburg.  There are many access points along the way, but are relatively
unnoticeable when on the river.

Put in at the Southern end of Schroon Lake on the other side of road.

Warning:  The rapid "The Big Drop" should be scouted before running it.
Peaked Hill Trail at Paradox Lake - Paddle & Hike Trip
The trail head to Peaked Hill is only accessible by watercraft, blue trail markers leave the north shore of Lake by Legoys Bay across from the Public Campground.  This 2.2 mile
trail travels one mile north up to Peaked Hill Pond, travel around west end of pond going north into a raven to top of Peaked Hill.  Very nice views of the pond and surrounding
areas, fish for small mouth bass and yellow perch in pond.
White Water Rafting
Hudson River Gorge
The Hudson River Gorge is rated one of America's top ten white water rivers.  It consists of 13-miles of very turbulent waters which provide a series of difficult Class V rapids,
with numerous souse holes and powerful hydraulics.  Periodic releases from Indian Lake maintains high water levels in the  Gorge through out the summer.  
This is a wonderful
adventure trip for the whole family
, summer water levels are not as radical as the spring and fall trips, but still packs a good punch and provides a lot a fun.  There are
outfitters that provide trips down the river on release days, they all provide lunch on the river and many provide a snack or meal after the trip.  

Warning:   This area should only be traveled with a reputable outfitter unless you are an expert paddler.
Hudson River
North River
This 23-mile stretch begins in North River until you reach the Schroon River.  The first 5 miles (to North Creek) are gentle with a few Class II rapids.  After North Creek, the
remaining 18 miles gets a little more exciting with some Class III rapids and ledge drops along the way.  The river has beautiful scenery and some wildlife sightings.

Warning:  Summer water levels can be low - keep on the watch for shallow water.
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895 US Route 9, Schroon Lake, NY  12870
Phone (518) 791-3578  ***  Fax (570) 402-1921
Your Hosts:  The Mehm Family