Wind, air temperature, currents and tides are constantly changing, being prepared for these changing weather conditions will enable you to continue your paddling expedition and return home safely with good memories. Following is a checklist that will help you prepare for a safe and enjoyable kayaking experience.
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
Paddle this three mile reach of the Hudson River and discover a beautiful natural environment. The current is slow and the surface of the water is calm most of the time. This reach is below the Spier Falls dam to the west and dammed to the east by Sherman Island Hydro Plant. Continue reading
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
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
A popular lake located east of town, Saratoga Lake is great for a long paddle and has excellent bass fishing. The deepest section of the lake is 96 feet. From Saratoga Lake you can paddle south to the mouth of Kayaderosseras Creek or northeast to Fish Creek. Continue reading
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
- 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
Moreau Lake State Park is the ninth largest state park in New York with over 4,000 acres of open space in Saratoga and Warren counties. This includes 14 miles of shoreline along the Hudson River, an easily accessible lake, miles of hiking trails and a weekly schedule of programs. Continue reading
Saratoga County is a great destination for all levels of paddlers. There are over 100 miles of lakes, rivers, streams and creeks for both kayakers and canoeists. The Hudson and Mohawk River make up approximately half of Saratoga County’s border to the east and south. Call your friends, load up your gear and get out on the water. Check out our Touring Kayakers Checklist to help plan your next adventure.