Paddling the Adirondacks

by madcanoe on June 19, 2007

The St. Regis Canoe Area in the Adirondacks is a great region for beginner and experienced canoe campers. Don’t allow stories of the remoteness and seclusion of the Adirondacks unnerved you into thinking you can’t handle the Adirondacks. It’s not as remote as it’s made out to be.

Sure, there are areas of the park where you could find yourself in danger if lost or injured, but with common sense and a sensible plan you’ll do just fine. Many paddlers do the Adirondacks solo, but first time Adirondack trippers should choose to do it with a confident paddling partner.

There are several camping and access options available when visiting the St. Regis Canoe Area but be assured whatever option you choose you will have to portage while visiting the St. Regis Area. One of the most convenient ways to see the St. Regis area is to paddle to the St. Regis Pond and set a basecamp.

Getting to St. Regis Pond is easy, but it does require five short portages that begin at the Upper St. Regis Lake, or one longer portage from Little Clear Pond. From that St. Regis Pond basecamp you can explore the many other canoe routes with only essential gear such as water and food, making portaging so much easier.

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