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Canoeing treks can take you through rivers, lakes, streams and ponds in both remote isolated regions of the Adirondack backcountry or the most popular waterways visited by countless outdoor enthusiasts every year.
Long Lake
By John Clark
Canoeing on Long Lake

Blue Mountain Lake to Forked Lake
30 miles.  2 portages.  5 day trip.  Great mountain scenery, good fishing in both lake and stream.

St. Regis Wilderness Area
23 miles, 6 fairly easy portages, 5 day trip.  Delightful variety of ponds connected by short portages and a hike up St. Regis Mountain.

Long Lake to Tupper Lake and Raquette River
45-50 miles.  1 to 3 portages.  5 day trip.  An easy lake and river trip.  One 1.5 mile carry.
View a photo show of this trek.

Long Lake to Axton Landing
29 miles.  3 day version of above trek.   One 1.5 miles portage.  Some challenge at 10 miles a day.  All river (20 miles) is downstream.

Upper Oswegatchie River
10-40 miles.  Up to 2 portages.  5 day trek.  Dependant on river flow and blowdown conditions.  A true wilderness round trip with many beaver dams.
Raquette River
By Chris Long
Raquette River

Bog River to Lows Lake
24-30 miles.  2 portages.  5 day trek.  Easy paddle up Bog River to designated campsites.  Some good hiking.

Cranberry Lake
5-30 miles.  No portages.  5 day trek.  Beautiful wild lake with mostly state owned shoreline.  Optional hikes to waterfalls and low mountains.

Fulton Chain Lakes
Old Forge to the Saranacs
90-100 miles, 10 portages, 11+ days
A great challenge for fairly strong participants.  Resupply twice.  Real lightweight adventure.

Cedar River to Caitlin Bay (backpacking), Long Lake to Axton Landing (canoe)
Backpacking miles: 20.  Canoeing miles: 23  Canoe supply and transport to Long Lake occurs midweek.  
View a photo show of this trek.

Upper Works to Tarbell Rd (backpacking), Long Lake to Axton Landing (canoe)
31 miles backpacking, ascend MacNaughton and Henderson mountains. 24 miles canoeing.  One 1.5 mile carry.  5 day trek.  Supply with canoes midweek.

By Chris Long
By Chris Long


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