Known as the “Queen of American Lakes”, Lake George is one of the cleanest lakes in America. It’s 32 miles long and 2.5 miles across at its widest point with an average depth of 70 feet. Although the lake experiences significant boat traffic in the height of summer, the calm waters of the many bays are ideal for kayaking, as are the less-congested waters of the many neighboring lakes in the Lake George Region. Plus, spring and fall are some of the best times to kayak on Lake George.
Top 5 Reasons to Kayak in the Lake George Region
Kayaking on Lake George is an amazing way to explore the lake and surrounding Adirondack Mountains, but it’s also an excellent workout, and a surprisingly social activity. Here are just five of the many reasons to rent a kayak on Lake George.
Get a Workout
Kayaking is an excellent upper body workout that can improve muscle tone and strengthen your arms, shoulders, chest and back, as well as your core. It’s also a great, low-impact way to improve your cardiovascular health, endurance and stamina.
Spend Time Together
Kayaking is an activity the whole family can enjoy. Safe for kids to older adults, it’s a very social watersport because it’s easy to talk and laugh while you paddle around. Working together to navigate the waters can also be a great bonding experience.
Reel One In
Lake George is a renowned fishing destination, best accessed by kayak. Fish for lake trout, salmon, rainbow smelt, brown bullhead, black crappie and northern pike, as well as smallmouth and largemouth bass, yellow perch and pumpkinseeds.
Relax and Unwind
Kayaking can help you relax, recharge and escape hurried life for a few hours. The rhythmic lapping of the water against your kayak, the beautiful surroundings, wildlife sightings, and fresh mountain air offer natural stress relief and mood-lifting endorphins.
Take in the Scenery
There’s truly no better way to experience Lake George than on the water. Exploring the calm waters of the many bays, while surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains is absolutely breathtaking. If you can brave the cooler temps, we highly recommend kayaking in the fall when the leaves change.
Ready to Plan a Lake George Kayaking Trip?
Northern Living has more than 50 vacation home rentals in the Lake George Region, including many with lake access, and we provide all of our guests with kayak rentals through Adirondack Kayak Company. In addition to Lake George proper, we have lakefront vacation home rentals on Glen Lake, Lake Hadlock and Lake Luzerne, as well as in Bolton Landing.