What you'll do
You will paddle the canoe up the Racquette River. It is motor boat free and relaxing. You will beach at the Clarkson Boat House or Sugar Island, having options to take a walk along the river trails. Then float back down the river to downtown Park. We will go through part of the river that is uncharted and little known to the outsiders. I will guide you through the local lumber history, ice harvesting, and paddle by the abandoned rail road bridges. We will see wildlife on the river and learn about their life history and the habitat on the river. I will meet you at the Ives Park canoe dock, Potsdam, New York. Free on street parking. Canoe, oars, life jackets and cooler of ice cold beverages are available.
I have being living by and exploring the rivers and lakes of Adirondacks for over 10 years! I will take you through the Racquette River by its original style : canoe. I have been canoeing on Adirondacks almost every week, in all seasons. I canoe the river to seek serenity from the bustling life, and be part of the wilderness that is close to home. I am familiar with the nature and history of Racquette River
Choice Spring or Sparkling Water
Canoe(s), oars, life jackets, cooler
Where you'll be
We will meet guests at the Ives Park canoe dock. Free on-street parking. After a safety briefing, we will paddle up the river to one of the 3 site choices: 1. Clarkson Boat House; 2. Sugar Island; 3. Lehman Park. We can take a snack break at the site, and even take a short walk onshore. Then we will float down the river back to the Ives Park to complete the trip.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. No previous boating experiences necessary
You will paddle your own canoe, I wIll will provide the canoe and Life jackets. Children 5 and older are welcome. Participants 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Canoe an Adirondack River Foliage
£23 / personNew experience
£23 / person