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Canoeing Guide For The Glens Falls Region

The Glens Falls Region is a great destination for canoeing because of its easy access to lakes, rivers, and other beautiful waterways. Not only are there some local paddling spots, but you'll find even more opportunities in the nearby Lake George and the Adirondacks.

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Spots To Canoe Near Glens Falls, NY:women canoeing

Glen Lake (Town of Queensbury) - There is a free public launch site for easy canoe and kayak access open every seasonally from dawn to dusk. The dock is located on Glen Lake Road, and it is close to picnic tables and a small parking area.

Feeder Canal (Glens Falls Region) - Located between Queensbury and Hudson Falls, the historic Feeder Canal route offers some scenic sights of the surrounding area. Canoes and kayaks can be launched from the Feeder Dam in Queensbury and the Martindale Boat Basin in Hudson Falls.

Northwest Bay (Lake George) - This section of Lake George is perfect for a day trip! Located close to Bolton Landing, the dock at Northwest Bay is open for cars with top boats.

Take A Trip To The Adirondacks:

If you're looking to escape into the wilderness, go for a canoeing trip in the Adirondacks! The Adirondack Park is right next door to the Glens Falls Region, and within it there are an endless number of lakes, ponds, and rivers to explore. Here are some popular canoeing spots you can discover in the Adirondacks:Family in Canoe

With its incredible clear waters and beautiful scenery, Blue Mountain Lake is situated almost at the epicenter of the Adirondack Park.

In the northwest corner of the Adirondack Park, the Bog River flows into Hitchens Pond for a long and relaxing paddle.

The midwest region of the park features both Lake Lila and Otter Lake, the first body larger and over a mile wide in all directions, and the other a much smaller spot for a leisurely paddle

The Fulton Chain of Lakes in Old Forge is the perfect canoeing destination if you're in the western Adirondacks.

The east, however, can compare with the Schroon River, a narrow bed that flows from Schroon Lake all the way down to Warrensburg.

Looking for some more canoeing spots? Check out these fantastic places in the Adirondacks »

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  • LARAC June Arts Festival
    The 46th Annual Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) June Arts Festival returns to Downtown Glens Falls' City Park on June 17 and 18, 2017. The June Arts Festival is one of the premier summer events in the southern Adirondack Region, drawing crowds of 20,000. The Festival features about 200 exhibitors offering shoppers a variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, garden decorations, etc- the event takes place rain or shine, located in beautiful Downtown Glens Falls’ City Park. The festival also includes not for profit booths, arts demonstrations, children’s activities, food concessions, and live entertainment by local musicians.
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