Hudson River – Spier Falls

Enjoy a flatwater paddling adventure on this beautiful remote section of the Hudson River. This five and one-half mile reach of the river is now part of Moreau State Park. Access is limited to a public boat launch off of Spier Falls Rd. There are dams at both ends of this section providing an excellent flatwater destination only 20 minutes from downtown Saratoga Springs. Continue reading

Ballston Lake

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Geological history states that this lake was once part of the former Mohawk River before changing course to its present, more easterly path. This history is clarified as you paddle along the high banks of the straight, narrow southern section. The scenery is a mix of waterfront homes and wetland areas. Great Blue Herons can be spotted along the lake. As a result of being located on the Saratoga-McGregor fault zone, numerous springs rich in iron and other minerals, feed the bottom of the lake. Continue reading

Kayaderosseras Creek

Taking you through the historic Saratoga region, the Kayaderosseras Creek flows past Ballston Spa, draining into Saratoga Lake. Some portaging over logjams will be necessary during low water. Paddling in either direction works, although during spring run off, paddling upstream requires some skill. Be aware of your abilities and those of the persons with whom you are paddling. Shuttles can also be set up at the various access points for paddling one direction. Continue reading

Great Sacandaga Lake

The Great Sacandaga Lake is an excellent recreational resource for all types of paddlers. The lake lies in the southern section of the Adirondack Park and stretches across two counties – Fulton and Saratoga. You can explore the open water of the main lake, paddle around the islands along the western shore, bird watch in the marshes, or just float around by one of the numerous beaches. Continue reading

Round Lake

  • Village of Round Lake, Saratoga County
  • Activities: Lake Touring
  • Scenery: Swamp, Houses, Cormorants
  • Size: 1 mile diameter
  • Current: Flatwater

Trip Tip: Access to Little Round Lake and Anthony Kill

This lake is less than one mile in diameter. Access to Little Round Lake and the Anthony Kill expand your options when exploring on the lake. The shoreline is mostly marshland which limits access to the boat launch off of Rte 9. Bass fishing is popular from the grassy area along Rte 9. The Anthony Kill drains the lake on the east side across from the boat launch. Continue reading