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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.
Transportation fee: $90.00 for 254 miles to/from Summit Base

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.
Transportation fee: $142 for 406 miles to/from Summit base

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.
Transportation fee: $99 for 284 miles to/from Summit Base.

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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.
Transportation fee: $110 for 319 miles to/from Summit Base.

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.
Transportation fee: $100
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.
Transportation fee: $104

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.  
Transportation fee: $148.05 for 423 miles to/from Summit Base including midweek transition.

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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.
Transportation fee: $134 (includes mid week transition to canoeing).

 
By Chris Long
By Chris Long

 

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