Adirondack Canoe Waters - North Flow by Paul Jamieson, Donald Morris.
368 pp. Adirondack Mountain Club, 1991. This book provides the necessary details for most
of the flatwater routes covered by the treks. From the headwater lakes and ponds, down the
various branches and through numerous lakes to the Adirondack Park border you'll travel
through history on the Oswegatchie River, Grass River, Raquette River, Cold River, Bog
River, St. Regis River and the St. Regis Canoe Area, Deer River, Salmon River, Chateaugay
River, Saranac River, Ausable River, Chubb River, Boquet River.
Adirondack Canoe Waters - South & West Flow by Alex Proskine. 150
pp. Adirondack Mountain Club, 1989. This book covers flatwater lakes, such as the Fulton
Chain, and many whitewater routes, such as the Hudson and Moose rivers. You'll find all
the details for paddling the Boreas River, Cedar River, East and West Canada Creek, Fish
Creek, Hudson River, Indian River, Kunjamuk River, Moose River and Fulton Chain of Lakes,
Sacandaga River, Salmon River and Schroon River.
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The Adirondack Book: A Complete Guide by Elizabeth Folwell. 474 pp.
Berkshire House Publishers, 1992. A travel guide to the North Country region.
The Adirondack Guideboat by Kenneth & Helen Durant. 1980. Reprint.
250 pp. Canterbury Press, 1990. The history of an Adirondack classic.
Adirondack Pilgrimage by Paul Jamieson. 248 pp. Adirondack Mountain
Club, 1986. A collection of the author's articles, essays, and reviews of Adirondack
Adirondack Reader Edited by Paul Jamieson. 544 pp. Adirondack Mountain
Club, 1982. A diverse collection of authors and subjects which span nearly 400 years of
Adirondack literature and thought.
Adventures in the Wilderness by William H.H. Murray. 1869. Reprint.
352 pp. The Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, 1989. This is a book the started
Canoeing the Adirondacks with Nessmuk 177 pp.
Sairy Gamp was the lightest boat Rushton ever built, a nine foot canoe that
belonged to George Washington Sears, an Adirondack writer in the late 1800's who went by
the pen name of Nessmuk. Here is a collection of his letters, commissioned by Forest
and Stream magazine. Canoeing the streams and rivers of the glorious Adirondack
wilderness in this charming canoe, he contributed a glorious series of writings that have
a special place in wilderness and canoeing writings.
An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp by Christine
Jerome. 256 pp. Harper Collins Publisher. 1994. This is the story of how the author traced
Nessmuk's path, in a similar canoe, through the waterways of the Adirondacks, noting the
changes that had occurred over the course of the century, and becoming ever more
accustomed to the joys of life in wild places.
Great Camps of the Adirondacks by Harvey H. Kaiser. 240 pp. David R.
Godine, Publisher, 1986.
Guides of the Adirondacks: A History by Charles Brumley. 375 pp. North
Country Books, 1994.
Rushton & His Times in American Canoeing by Atwood Manley, 1968.
Reprint. 200 pp. The Adirondack Museum/Syracuse University Press, 1989. A history of
canoeing in the 1800s and the life of Henry Rushton, boat builder.
Woodcraft and Camping by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk). 1920.
Reprint. 105 pp. Dover Publications, 1963. One of the first books on the art of living in
Bears, Bibles and a Boy by Jesse David Roberts. Out of Print.
"Between two trout streams which flow into the head of Brant Lake stood our
weather-beaten schoolhouse, a one-room structure where all grades were taught. -- As if to
protect us from the cold north and east winds, seven small mountains curved around in the
shape of a horseshoe, for good luck. -- First, Second and Third Brothers were on the east
[really southeast] side, a mountain for each of the Roberts boys. Thunderbolt stood in the
center of the bend, then extending around to the north were Stevenson [now Stevens],
Chub-pond [Little Stevens], and Big Hill [Number Eight]. To the south lay Brant Lake.
This on page 125, is a description of the topography of the valley we know as Read
Scout Reservation, seen by the author when he was in school, perhaps in 1888.
Adirondack Park Backcountry Guidelines This is a free publication by
the Adirondack Park Institute. Contact the Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Centers,
P.O. Box 3000, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Phone: (518) 327-3000
Above books that are published by the Adirondack Mountain Club are available in
bookstores or at the Adirondack Mountain Club headquarters on Route 9N South (Northway
Exit 21) in Lake George, NY. To order by mail or phone, call (518) 668-4447 or (800)
395-8080 (M-F, 9-4, within U.S.), or write ADK Publications, RR 3, Box 3055, Lake George,
Adirondack Canoe Map 1:31,680 scale. Published by Adirondack Maps,
Keene Valley, NY. This large scale map covers the route from Old Forge and Blue Mountain
Lake to Tupper Lake and the Saranac Lakes; St. Regis Canoe Area to Rainbow Lake. Shows
launch sites, campsites, leantos, portages and adjacent hiking trails.
U.S. Geological Service Topographical Maps USGS Topographical Maps are
the most detailed maps you can buy. Purchase them at local sporting good stores or contact
USGS at 1-800-USAMAPS for a catalog of available maps. If you order maps by mail from USGS
allow 4-6 weeks. USGS Map distribution, Federal Center Building 41, Box 25286, Denver CO
Adirondack Map Series These 35"x45" maps cover larger areas
than single USGS topo maps. They have contour lines and locate leantos, boat launches, and
several types of trails. State land vs. private land is not shown. The scale of 1:62,500
(approx. 1 inch = 1 mile) is less detailed than USGS maps. Available at most area sporting
- Northwest Lakes Map: includes Cranberry Lake, Lows Lake, Bog River,
Tupper Lake, Upper Oswegatchie River, Lake Lila, Raquette River from Forked Lake to Carry
Falls Reservoir, Upper St. Regis Lake, St. Regis Canoe Area, Upper Saranac Lake,
Massawepie Area, and upper South Branch Grass River.
- Northern Region Map: includes the St. Regis Canoe Area, Upper and
Middle Saranac Lake, the Oswegatchie River and Cranberry Lake.
- Central Mountains Map: includes Indian Lake, Jessup River, Upper Hudson
River (Newcomb to North River), Cedar River Flow, Blue Mountain Lake to Raquette Lake,
Piseco Lake, Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant, Main Branch Sacandaga River to Wells, East
Branch Sacandaga River, Kunjamuk Creek.
- Lake George Map: includes Lower Hudson River (North Creek south),
Schroon River, Lake George, Brant Lake, Paradox Lake, part of Lake Champlain (Village of
Crown Point south).
- High Peaks Region Map: includes West Branch Ausable River, East Branch
Ausable River, Chubb River, Upper Boquet River, Lake Placid, Rich Lake, Harris Lake,
Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes, part of Raquette River and Upper Saranac Lake.
- West-Central Wilderness Area Map: includes the Fulton Chain, Raquette
Lake, Forked Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Cedar River Flow, Moose River Plains area, North
Branch and Middle Branch Moose River, Big Moose Lake, Stillwater Reservoir.
New York State Atlas & Gazetteer 88 pp. Published by DeLorme
Mapping Company, Freeport, ME. 11x16 format, paper. Detailed road maps with topo contours
and symbols locating features described in the Gazetteer section.
The Adirondack Park 1:200,000 scale with topo markings.
Plinth, Quoin & Cornice Associates, Keene Valley, NY 1986.