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Adirondack Canoe Adventure

July 11 - July 14


Embark on a classic Adirondack Adventure. Join us on a 3 day/2 night guided canoe trip on the beautiful Saranac Lakes. We will help you perfect your paddle strokes, assist with setting up camp, and portaging. Your guides will even cook you delicious dinners at camp. You will have many opportunities to see wildlife and may experience the calls of loons at night. On day 2, you can hang out at the lake or join the group on an short hike up Ampersand Mountain to get out of the boats, stretch your legs, and take in the views.  The trip is mostly flatwater paddling and is guaranteed to be an unforgettable trip for new and experienced paddlers. Previous paddling experience is not required.

Canoe. Camp. Climb.

What’s included:

  • Motel stay Thursday night at Tupper Lake Motel (price based on double occupancy rooms, contact us for private room rates)
  • Paddling gear rental (canoe, PFD, and paddle) (2 people per canoe)
  • Group camping gear (stoves, water purification, first aid, food storage)
  • Shuttle service
  • Campsites on Weller Pond and Lower Saranac Lake
  • Breakfast and dinner while camping (lunch and snacks are on your own)
  • Paddling and hiking guide service
  • Gratuity for motel and outfitter

What’s not included:

  • Individual camping gear (backpacking-sized tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads)*
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Dinner Thursday night
  • Breakfast Friday morning
  • Transportation to Tupper Lake and shuttle location
  • Gratuity for your guides

*If you need gear, please let us know, we can help with rentals.


Thursday 7/11/2024

  • Travel to Tupper Lake, NY
  • Bonus excursion – hike Mount Arab (2 mi, 750′ ascent) (optional)
  • Dinner Thursday night at Raquette River Brewing (on your own)

Friday 7/12/2024

  • Breakfast in Tupper Lake (on your own)
  • Put-in at Follensby Clear Pond Boat Launch
  • Paddle 7 miles to canoe carry/portage
  • Lunch
  • 0.5 mi canoe/carry/portage
  • Paddle 3 miles to Weller Pond
  • Setup camp at Weller Pond
  • Dinner
  • Camp fire and stories

Saturday 7/13/2024

  • Breakfast
  • Paddle 4 miles to Ampersand Mountain Trailhead
  • Lunch
  • Climb Ampersand Mountain (6 mi, 1775′ ascent) (optional)
  • Paddle 4 miles to Lower Saranac Lake through Saranac River Lock (Upper)
  • Setup camp at Lower Saranac Lake
  • Dinner
  • Camp fire and more stories

Sunday 7/14/2024

  • Breakfast
  • Paddle 3.5 miles to take out at Ampersand Bay

Trip Notes

This trip demands a moderate level of physical fitness in order to complete. Outside Chronicles reserves the right to deny participation if group safety will be compromised through an individual’s participation.  Outside Chronicles reserves the right to adjust the trip itinerary to match the skills, abilities, and goals of the group.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund minus the 3% payment processing fee will be given for a cancellation requests prior to the registration deadline (6/1/2024). Payments are NOT refundable past the registration deadline.

A minimum number of participants is required for this trip to run.


July 11
July 14
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Saranac Lakes
Saranac, NY 12945 United States + Google Map


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