The Best Canoeing in New York

Looking for the best canoeing in New York? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New York. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top canoeing spots in and near New York

  • Haines Falls, New York

    Camp at North Lake Campground

    During an unplanned road trip, we arrived at the North/South Lake Campground out of curiosity and without a doubt, it was totally worth the stop! (We only saw North Lake.) To visit this campground, there is a fee for a day pass, unless you had just came from another campground in the Catskills li...
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  • Long Lake, New York

    Canoe from Long Lake to Tupper Lake in the Adirondacks

    This is a 3-4 day adventure that begins with part of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.   Rent a canoe at a local outfitter and make arrangements for your vehicle shuttle. They will drive your car to the end point of the adventure. A couple of options include St. Regis Canoe Outfitters and Raquette...
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  • Speculator, New York

    Paddle the Sacandaga and Kunjamuk Rivers to Elm Lake

    The Sacandaga River is accessed via a hand launch at the Speculator Ball Field Parking Area in the town of Speculator, NY. Follow the Sacandaga River 1.5 miles until you reach Kunjamuk Bay. The Kunjamuk River begins further up the bay to the left.  Approximately 4 miles up river is Elm Lake. Padd...
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  • Ticonderoga, New York

    Hike to Lost Pond

    3.9 mi / 260 ft gain
    From the parking area, follow the trail from the back of the parking area. Very quickly you will hike up to a trail register. The trail is mostly flat with a few inclines and is very well beaten. There are also yellow plastic trail markers to keep you on track. After 1.4 miles you'll reach the ju...
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  • Old Forge, New York

    Paddle the North Branch of the Moose River

    The northern section of the North Branch of the Moose River is a gentle, scenic paddle that feels much more remote than it actually is. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge offers rentals and shuttles, and will have anything you may have forgotten. It's easy to do with two cars as a se...
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  • 124 Main Street, New York

    White Water Raft the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle

    Enjoy the thrill of rafting on Class III rapids on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle! The Youghiogheny River has exciting whitewater boating for all experience levels. Only sturdily constructed rafts, kayaks, and closed-deck canoes intended for whitewater use may be used in the river. River leve...
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