ADIRONDACK NYS CANOEING
Canoeing in the Southern Adirondacks is extensive. Fulton County - Gateway to the Adirondacks contains 44 lakes. Whether you are here for the glassy clear calmness of paddling or the rush of the rivers. Back To Basics is located within a few minutes drive.
Some of the lakes nearby for your paddling enjoyment: Green Lake, Pine Lake, Canada Lake, Caroga Lake, West Lake, and Peck's Lake. All are located within less then a 10 minute drive from Back To Basics.
The Canoe Routes topic, contains information and directions to the three major rivers near Back To Basics. If you would like further information on the extensive lakes and canoe routes in the surrounding area, please do not hesitate to ask us. The river drives are a bit longer in distance, but scenic in themselves.
We currently have been granted the use of two aluminum canoes for your first or next canoeing trip. They can be rented at the main house for $15.00/day which does include your paddles and lifejackets for your daily excursions. We will also gladly place the canoes at your choice location for the day, if your vehicle is unable to accommodate the canoe, just let us know where you would like to spend your day.
(Left) - The South Branch of the Sacandaga.
(Right) - Portages are required in this section, but the canoe is still able to stay in the water, it did feel great to get your feet wet.
A scenic view down the Sacandaga River. Crystal clear water, a beautiful sandy bottom, surrounded by , spruce, white pine, and many more Adirondack Pines.
(Left) - Al takes a break for lunch on the Sacandaga River, a beautiful sunny clear day. What better place than this remote area on the Adirondack waterways than to share some stories and food with a friend.
(Right) - A view down the Sacandaga River during a relaxing lunch break.
Canoeing down the Sacandaga. The Sacandaga provided plenty of deep water and many trout holes, we did, in the end, catch several brook trout. There were at least 5 miles of excellent fishing adventures during this section of our canoe trip. We were, HOWEVER, unable to fish them all. WOW!
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